Start up business ideas

Set up a business

Business planning

Financing a business

Tax and National Insurance

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Q&A: Tax returns

Chartered certified accountant Raphael Coman of Coman & Co answers some key questions about tax returns, including important deadlines.

Business law

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Q&A: Non-disclosure agreements

What are non-disclosure agreements and how they can protect small businesses? Alex Craig, Head of Commercial at Muckle LLP explains.

Sales and marketing

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How I publicise my business

Janie Thomson applied for a match-funding grant through her local council and this helped with initial marketing costs. Here are her publicity tips.

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Grow your business

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Franchise your business

Turning your business into a franchise could offer an effective and less risky way to expand significantly. Find out what it involves.