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For a successful business, you need a viable business idea, the skills to make it work and the funding. Discover whether your idea has what it takes.

Forming your business correctly is essential to ensure you are protected and you comply with the rules. Learn how to set up your business.

It is likely you will need funding to start your business unless you have your own money. Discover some of the main sources of start up funding.

Businesses and individuals must account for and pay various taxes. Understand your tax obligations and how to file, account and pay any taxes you owe.

Businesses are required to comply with a wide range of business laws. We introduce the main rules and regulations you must comply with.

Learn why business planning is an essential exercise if your business is to start and grow successfully, attract funding or target new markets.

Marketing matters. It drives sales and helps promote your brand and products. Discover how to market your business and reach your target customers.

Some businesses need a high street location whilst others can be run from home. Understand the key factors from cost to location, size to security.

Your employees can your biggest asset. They can also be your biggest challenge. We explain how to recruitment and manage staff successfully.

It is likely your business could not function without some form of IT. Learn how to specify, buy, maintain and secure your business IT.

Few businesses manage the leap from start up to high-growth business. Learn what it takes to scale up and take your business to the next level.

A company website can reach customers globally, 24-hours a day. Discover the benefits of a company website, ecommerce and how to create a website.

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So you've decided you need a website. Before you go bowling in, following these steps can help ensure you get your site right first time.
The internet undoubtedly brings a wealth of business benefits. But it also poses risks. This checklist explains how to get the most from the internet.
Times were tough when Will Starrit and Andrew Taylor took over a motorcycle accessory shop. However, they were soon bucking the downward trend.
Chris Barling, CEO of ecommerce & EPOS specialist SellerDeck, looks at what a potential start-up owner needs to consider when going online.
Defrauded, burgled, but not beaten. How John Sollars and his company Stinky Ink harnessed the power of ecommerce to come up smelling of roses.
It started with a £1 eBay advert, but quickly grew into an online business with a £1m turnover. So how did Luna Spas founders do it?
Customers who shop across multiple channels spend more - but accommodating their behaviour can be difficult. How to operate a multi-channel strategy.
Getting people to visit your website is only half the battle. Chris Barling provides tips on how to sell more to customers once they're on your site.
Chris Barling, chairman of ecommerce and EPOS software supplier SellerDeck, seeks insight from his customers about how to boost online sales.
David Hathiramani of London-based A Suit That Fits.com describes how he overcame the IT-related challenges facing his new business.
Finding time to digest conflicting advice on SEO can be tough when you're running a business. Cut the confusion and focus on these six key measures.
There are millions of home-based businesses in the UK. Here are some tips for those businesses on appearing more professional and established.
Many transactions these days start with a quick Google. How the SEO professionals can help you get your site noticed by the search engines.
Your business domain name is a crucial part of your online branding. Here's how to choose the perfect domain, and the key rules to remember.
If you're going to pay to have a website for your business, it's important to choose an agency that listens to your needs. Six questions to ask them.