Energy Zone

Start up business ideas

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Profile: The Flip-Flop Philanthropist

Gandys flip-flops uses some of its profits to help orphans in India – just one reason this fast-growing flip-flop brand continues to win admirers.

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Buying a franchise

Franchising allows you to set up a business following a proven formula - although you'll be subject to restrictions. Our guide to franchising.

Set up a business

Financing a business

Tax and National Insurance

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National Insurance

Employers pay employer National Insurance contributions (NICs) for each employee, and also collect their employees’ contributions. Our guide to NICs.

Business law

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Striking back

Whether transport strikes, or weather disruption, planning ahead can keep your business running when staff can’t get to work.

Business planning

Sales and marketing

Business premises

Employees

Business IT

Scale up your business

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Make more money from your business

Benjamin Dyer explains how to make more money when you run a trade business by keeping your costs down and getting your pricing right.