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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.

Setting prices is a crucial task and getting it wrong can be disastrous for your business. Find out how to set prices to maximise profitability.

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Your prices can have a dramatic effect on sales and profits - the right price is competitive while protecting your profit margins. Our overview.
Competing on price threatens your margins and your reputation. Ben Dyer explains why small business owners should avoid price-cutting.
When you are selling, how do you handle the objection that you are too expensive? Here are four ways to help you sell without having to cut prices.
Providing quotes for new customers is time-consuming and not always successful. Ben Dyer explains how to improve your conversion rate.
Regular sales are vital for your business. So how can you ensure your products and services remain keenly priced and relevant to your market?
Value-based pricing is about coming up with a price that your customers are willing to pay. Pricing strategist Mark Stiving explains.
Price comparison websites do a great job helping consumers find good deals, but they can also be useful to small business owners if used properly.
Price comparison websites are valuable tools to help you analyse competitors and check out price fluctuations. We guide you through the key sites.
Pricing is one of the most important aspects of your business to get right. Find out what you need to do before putting a price tag on your product.
Ask people to pay too much and they will stop buying: too little and your profit margin slides. Here are seven ways to price your product accurately.
Increasing prices involves risk, but if you handle things carefully you can avoid upsetting customers, while achieving your goal of boosting margins.
Firms are always searching for ways to trim their costs and increase their revenue, in good times and in bad. Make your business leaner and fitter.
Pricing a service can be trickier than pricing a product. Getting it right means accurately valuing your time and expertise. Pick up other advice.
Need-to-know answers to ten questions frequently asked by small-business owners when they need to set prices for their products or services.

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