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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.

Many businesses use their websites to generate additional revenue. Some start up exclusively online. Learn how to start an online business.

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Podcast with Greg Le Tocq, founder of vouchercloud - Europe's most successful vouchering platform. He discusses how he started the business.
Ari Last, co-founder of bubble, reveals how the business got started – from concept and market research to finding funding and product development.
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 software supplier SellerDeck, shares his tips for online selling and says that normal business rules still apply.
When Manveel and Ras Deol spotted a gap in the market, they were determined to keep their business independent and self-funded. Their story.
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?
Chris Barling, chairman of ecommerce and EPOS software supplier SellerDeck, seeks insight from his customers about how to boost online sales.
No matter what you sell online, getting customers to come to you is key. How to work smarter, not harder, when promoting your ecommerce store.
If you're starting up an ecommerce store, it's vital to get the payments process right. Anna Sainsbury describes the four security basics.
Scaling up a business isn't easy - if you haven't got the basics in place, you may be setting yourself up to fail. Essential factors to consider.
Search engine optimisation (SEO) is essential for any online business. But if you are starting up, you need to get your SEO right from launch.
In just four years, VIA, has grown rapidly from kitchen table to a turnover in excess of £1 million a year. Alex Tebbs shares the secrets of their success
Many small firms that are yet to venture online, finding the prospect of entering a new space too daunting: but now is the time for action.