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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.

Businesses are required to comply with a wide range of business laws. We introduce the main rules and regulations you must comply with.

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The trade marks, patents and other intellectual property (IP) in your business can be valuable assets. Learn how to protect IP from being exploited.
Claiming on your insurance can be stressful - but if you follow these steps you can maximise your chances of success.
Launched in early 2010, following 18 months of R&D, SnoozeShade™ is a blackout blind for pushchairs designed to help babies sleep during the day.
Finding out that your insurance doesn’t cover you after an incident can be devastating. Make sure you have the right amount of cover.
This short guide from the Association of British Insurers will help you understand what insurance you will need for your small business.
It's important for all businesses to assess risk and to seek sufficient insurance cover; it grants peace of mind. It also, of course, protects your business.
Many businesses are unaware of how much intellectual property they own or how to go about protecting it. We outline the steps you could take.
Temperatures could reach record temperatures so what can employers and employees do to keep cool?
As an employer you have a duty of care to keep employees safe and well. Employers' liability insurance provides a back up if things go wrong.
If your business causes accidental harm to a customer, public liability cover could save you from a whopping bill. What you need to know.
If you're finding it hard to get insurance because of flood risk, this tool can help you track down a specialist insurer.
Whether transport strikes, or weather disruption, planning ahead can keep your business running when staff can’t get to work.
Running a home business comes with risks. If you suffer a flood, burglary or customer injury on your premises, you need the right insurance cover.
When you're starting out, you need an expert in a specific field who can get the job done for a reasonable price, not a major law firm.
The content your business creates can be of significant value. So, how can you check whether it is being plagiarised and what can you do to stop it?

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