Helping your business to Start, Grow and Develop.

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.
26 September 2017
To mark National Fitness Day, Chris Horlick suggests ways that employers can help their employees to become more active during the working day.
25 September 2017
Are you guilty of some of the most common mobile bad manners, such as oversharing, texting while walking and taking too many selfies?
18 September 2017
Video: Oliver Kolodseike, senior economist at Cebr and Graeme Sands, head of business banking at CYBG, discuss how SMEs are performing in 2017.
15 September 2017
The London Stock Exchange Group works with small businesses and start-ups to help them grow and find the funding to support their ambitions.
11 September 2017
More over-55s are starting up businesses than ever. Robert Gould – the start-up septuagenarian – presents five advantages of being an olderpreneur.
4 September 2017
Email marketing can significantly boost start-up revenues – here are six tried and tested ways to get better results from your email strategy.
22 August 2017
Partnerships between businesses can help innovative ideas become reality. David Landsman explains how to pitch your start-up to a corporate.
21 August 2017
By doing a detailed risk analysis now, you can mitigate against any negative effects of Brexit and you could even benefit from new opportunities.
14 August 2017
Franchises offer a tried and tested way to run a business. Joel Bissitt looks at the options for franchisees and weighs up the pros and cons.
7 August 2017
Switching off on holiday is hard but it's necessary for your wellbeing. Kate Cooper reveals how to ensure you and your staff take a proper break.

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