Start up business ideas

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Buying a franchise

Buying a franchise allows you to set up a business using a tried and tested formula, and benefiting from the experience and support of the franchisor.

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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.

Set up a business

Financing a business

Tax and National Insurance

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Q&A: Producing invoices

If you've never produced an invoice before, how do you know what to include? Chartered accountant Elaine Clark answers key questions about invoices.

Business law

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Business law and using a solicitor

Whatever commercial activity you are engaged in, from buying supplies to selling your product, you need to be aware of the legal issues involved.


Business planning

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10 steps to... Growing your business

Unless you are happy as you are, you will be looking for ways to develop and grow your business. These 10 steps will lead you in the right direction.

Sales and marketing

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Online selling tips (part one)

Chris Barling, CEO of ecommerce software supplier SellerDeck, shares his tips for online selling and says that normal business rules still apply.

Business premises

Employees

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How to hire an apprentice

Hiring an apprentice can be good for your business. This guide explains how to hire an apprentice and outlines the responsibilities for employers.

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Scale up your business

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10 steps to... Growing your business

Unless you are happy as you are, you will be looking for ways to develop and grow your business. These 10 steps will lead you in the right direction.

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