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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 and individuals must account for and pay various taxes. Understand your tax obligations and how to file, account and pay any taxes you owe.

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Employers pay employer National Insurance contributions (NICs) for each employee, and also collect their employees’ contributions. Our guide to NICs.
If you register for VAT with HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC), you must charge VAT on any goods and services you sell that are subject to VAT.
Chartered certified accountant Raphael Coman of Coman & Co answers some key questions about tax returns, including important deadlines.
Kate Fisher explains the circumstances under which your business should be VAT registered, when you have to register and when you might choose to.
If you have employees, you must operate a PAYE scheme. Chartered accountant Howard Hackney provides need-to-know answers to questions about PAYE.
If you take on employees, you will need to set up a payroll system to make sure you're fulfilling your legal obligations. Here's where to start.
Visit the cheapaccounting.co.uk website to use a simple online tool that enables you to estimate your take home pay after tax as a sole trader.
This Tool will help you budget for your self-assessment tax and national insurance bill based on your estimated weekly or monthly profits.
If you operate a limited company from premises, yet do some work at home, why not rent a room to your business and reduce your tax bill.
Bookkeeping need not be complicated if you start off on the right foot. Tim Haggard explains where start-ups often go wrong when doing their books.
Accountants and lawyers are vital advisers who could save your business a fortune - and rescue you from potential hot water with their expert advice.
Accurate bookkeeping can help you keep your business on track and will make it easier when the time comes to file your tax return.
If you've never produced an invoice before, how do you know what to include? Chartered accountant Elaine Clark answers key questions about invoices.
Elaine Clark of CheapAccounting answers the frequent questions on allowable expenses, personal and business costs, bookkeeping and business bank accounts.
Chartered accountant Tim Haggard of Haggards Crowther answers some key questions about finding and choosing an accountant who is right for you.