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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.

Learn why business planning is an essential exercise if your business is to start and grow successfully, attract funding or target new markets.

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**Updated 6 November Complete list of government and other business support schemes and resources for limited companies and for the self-employed, during the Coronavirus crisis
Business survival tips during COVID-19, getting straight to the point.
**Updated 5 November Businesses are putting staff on furlough leave using the Government furlough scheme. We answer questions on the Coronavirus Job Protection Scheme.
New business ideas during the coronavirus lockdown or ways to adapt an existing business during COVID-19 outbreak.
Online tools and apps make it easier than ever to work when out of the office. We’ve chosen some of the best mobile business apps and online platforms for remote working.
Businesses and sole traders are increasingly worried about the long-term impact of the coronavirus outbreak. We have collated the best resources to help you through.
The government has announced a raft of business rate reliefs during the COVID-19 (coronavirus) outbreak. We explain what it means for businesses.
The government has announced measures to help businesses during the COVID-19 outbreak. 'Time To Pay' could provide the breathing space businesses need.
A business plan outlines your strategy - from your market and finances to your staff and marketing activities. Our guide to writing a great business plan.
A business plan is the roadmap for how you run your business. Here's how to write yours.
No-nonsense jargon buster explaining many of the key start-up words and terms you might come across when starting, forming and running your business.
Answers to your key questions on writing a business plan including how to outline your idea, strategy and financial plan for achieving your aims.
Business planning is essential for any start up business. Alan Gleeson explains what a simple business plan is and how you can create one.
Unless you are happy as you are, you will be looking for ways to develop and grow your business. These ten steps will lead you in the right direction.
Business planning is not just for start-ups, says Russell Streeter; business owners should review progress and plan strategy regularly.