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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.

The best sources of help and advice for managing your business during the coronavirus pandemic which has swept across the world effecting businesses globally.

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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.
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.
More people than ever are working remotely. Thankfully there is huge range of apps to facilitate home and remote working. Find the best remote working apps.
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.
Five tips to bear in mind when selling your business during the COVID-19 pandemic.
If you have always dreamt of starting your own business, now might be the perfect opportunity. Branding expert Trudie Avery explains why.
As the number of new cases drops, businesses are starting to plan how they can return to work once the lockdown is lifted. We look at some of the ways you could start to return to work.
The current situation is proving especially hard for the self employed and contractors. What can you do to assist your contractors?