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.

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.

Finding premises is not easy for start-ups. Josepha Chakra of Sloane Brothers Frozen Yoghurt Co had to do a lot of legwork to find the right location.
In a well set-up office, the equipment, systems and environment all contribute to making your business more efficient. How to plan your office.
Moving into licensed property is easier, quicker and cheaper than taking on a lease or buying a freehold property. Our overview of premises licences.
The right premises can boost productivity, attract good employees and give the right impression to customers. How to find business premises.
When you move into new premises, there's a lot to think about before you can restart work. This checklist tells you what you need to consider.
The type of business premises you choose can have a big effect on productivity, employee happiness and expenses. Here's how to make the right choice.
A change of premises could save you time and money. And that means you could be investing more in growing your business. Rachel Miller explains.
Communications and computing technology mean many businesses can operate from almost anywhere if they have access to a reliable internet connection.
Criminals are continually looking for more ingenious ways to rob honest, hardworking business owners. So how can you limit the risk you face?
Emma Jones of Enterprise Nation provides practical tips about setting up a dedicated and efficient home-based office for your new business.
Rolling out of bed and starting work sounds idyllic but successfully running a business from home takes discipline and organisational skills.
Small firms in London are attracted to areas with excellent transport links and commercial development, such as Kings Cross and Waterloo.
What does your workspace say about your start-up business? Rory Hope reveals how to brand your premises to impress customers and please employees.
How to find the perfect premises for your start-up. Dave Peebles considers all the options, from leased offices to enterprise zones.
Cost, services, leases, location and flexibility – all these and more are key factors when you are choosing your first office space.

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