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.
20 April 2017

A poll of 1,200 businesses across the UK has found that 20% have been affected by a cyber security breach in the past 12 months and 21% believe the threat of cyber crime has stopped them growing.

20 April 2017

Prime Minister Theresa May's decision to call a snap election in June may have caught everyone unawares, but business groups have been quick to react.

20 April 2017

New research has found that 41% of SMEs have lost money because of mistakes they have made on their self-assessment tax returns.

20 April 2017

The UK is near the bottom of an international class when it comes to key measures on skills, according to a damning new report.

20 April 2017

Our round-up of other small business stories making the headlines this week...

13 April 2017

Nearly two-thirds of UK workers dislike looking for a new job, according to new research.

13 April 2017

Chester, Newcastle upon Tyne and Brighton are three of the best places in the UK to start a trade business, according to new analysis of start-up survival rates.

13 April 2017

Public sector contractors are being urged to use the new Government IR35 status tool to ensure that they are being taxed appropriately.

13 April 2017

Digital skills have become increasingly important to businesses in the UK, but a shortage of skills in their workforce is hampering growth, according to a new survey by the British Chambers of Commerce.

13 April 2017

Our round-up of other small business stories making the headlines this week...

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