Set up a business

If you've got what it takes to start your own business, and you've done your research, forming a business is the next exciting leg on the journey.

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Buying a business

Buying a business can be a big step forward, but there are pitfalls. Find out how to complete the purchase and check the real state of the business.

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Q&A: Franchising agreements

Laura Clarke, associate solicitor at WBW Solicitors, answers key questions about franchise agreements and says the agreement needs to be in writing.

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Choose the right form of business

When setting up in business it’s essential to choose the right legal structure. It will take time and money if you decide to change it in the future.

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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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How and why I became a franchisee

Actress and singer Daniele Coombe owns the Exeter franchise for Monkey Music, for pre-schoolers. She explains how and why she became a franchisee.

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Q&A: Setting up a limited company

Andrew Millet of Wisteria Formations provides an introduction to the rules about forming a company and what 'incorporation' actually means.

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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.