Start up business ideas

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Essential guide to 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

Business planning

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10 steps to… Business survival

Statistics show business failures are on the increase. Make sure your business isn't next. We share 10 steps to helping ensure your businesses survival.

Financing a business

Tax and National Insurance

Business law

Sales and marketing

Business premises


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