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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.

Registering a limited company is more complicated than registering as a sole trader but you get greater protection. Learn how to set up a limited company.

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When forming a business make sure you get it right from the start. Check the key considerations and legal requirements to prevent expensive mistakes.
Andrew Millet of Wisteria Formations provides an introduction to the rules about forming a company and what 'incorporation' actually means.
You must display your company name at its registered office and at the place where it keeps its company records for inspection, says Andrew Millet.
Andrew Millet of Wisteria Formations provides an introduction to company directors' key legal responsibilities, including rules governing directors.
If you’re starting a business, you need to decide how you will trade. This article looks at the options including limited company, partnership or sole trader.
When working as a contractor, you can choose whether to operate under an umbrella company or set up on your own. How to make your decision.
The register of members of a single-member company must contain an express statement to the effect that the company has only one member.
In this short video, Andrew Millet of Wisteria Chartered Accountants highlights some key considerations when naming a private limited company.
Setting up a company is quick and easy, but it creates a range of administrative responsibilities. Here's a basic introduction to get you started.