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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.

January 2021

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Digital, debt and diversification are some of the main ways that small firms managed to stay in business during the coronavirus pandemic, according to a new study.

A new survey has found that one in seven Brits aged 18-24 plan to start their own business this year.

HMRC has announced that anyone who cannot file their tax return by the 31 January 2021 deadline will not receive a late filing penalty as long as they file online by 28 February.

Companies will have to pay smaller suppliers within 30 days under the new terms of the Prompt Payment Code as the government seeks to crack down on late payment.

A new YouGov survey has revealed how British attitudes to work have changed during to the coronavirus pandemic.

A judgement by the Supreme Court means that small businesses that have claimed for coronavirus-related business interruption losses will now be paid by their insurers.

A quarter of a million UK small businesses are set to fold unless they get more help, according to a new study.

A survey has found that more than half of UK firms that hire independent contractors have yet to prepare for new off-payroll tax rules that will come into effect in a matter of weeks.

Small Business Britain is recognising some of the UK's most inspiring female entrepreneurs for the contribution they've made to their communities and to the economy during the pandemic.

The coronavirus pandemic has left the self-employed sector "undermined and diminished" according to the latest research by freelancer body IPSE.

Around 5.4 million tax payers have less than a month to complete their annual tax return, ahead of the self assessment deadline on 31 January.

Businesses in the retail, hospitality and leisure sectors are to receive a grant worth up to £9,000 to help them survive the current lockdown.