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.

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.

Why do people love their small business? UK entrepreneurs share what they love most about running their businesses in our free, inspirational guide.
Market research helps you spot opportunities, reduce risks and make better decisions. How to find the information you need.
Managing workplace stress can reduce absenteeism and improve productivity. Our guide to tackling the causes of employee stress, and where to get help.
Poor time management causes stress and longer work days. This checklist will help you get on top of your schedule.
Running a business is a big responsibility, and can often lead to stress. Read our hints on how to manage overwork and associated health problems.
If you don't keep control of your projects, you risk missing deadlines, compromising quality and disappointing clients. Here are the steps to follow.
Time is a precious resource for any business owner. Set priorities, avoid distractions and get on top of your tasks - our guide to time management.
Making change before it's forced on you can bring competitive advantage - but it can be challenging to convince employees and implement it. Our guide.
Leaders use key skills such as communication, delegation and effective decision-making to drive positive change. Our guide to great leadership.
Any change in the workplace can make people nervous - but if handled well it can bring huge benefits. This checklist shows you the steps to take.
Use this checklist to help to develop new products, from developing new ideas to setting budgets, deciding on product specification and prototyping.
Knowing your market is vital if you want to maximise sales and stand out from the competition. We explain how to find and use market information.
Starting a business can be exhilarating, but it has its downsides and risks. How to appraise whether you have what it takes to run a business.
Franchising allows you to set up a business following a proven formula - although you'll be subject to restrictions. Our guide to franchising.
Self-belief is key to running a successful business and convincing others to believe in you. How to improve your skills, confidence and outlook.

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