Start up business ideas

Set up a business

Forming a business - checklist

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Forming a business - checklist

When forming a business make sure you get it right from the start. Check the key considerations and legal requirements to prevent expensive mistakes.

Financing a business

Budgeting

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Budgeting

While you can't know exactly what the future holds, budgeting reduces uncertainty and helps you anticipate problems. Here's how to create a budget.

Tax and National Insurance

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

Business planning

Benchmarking - checklist

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Benchmarking - checklist

Benchmarking provides a way to measure how effective your processes are, compared to competitors. Here's how to set up benchmarking in your business.

Sales and marketing

Exhibiting - checklist

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Exhibiting - checklist

Exhibitions can be a great place to meet potential customers face to face. Here are the key steps to exhibition success.

Business premises

Light and airy office building

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Choosing premises - checklist

The type of business premises you choose can have a big effect on productivity, employee happiness and overheads. Here's how to make the right choice.

Employees

Scale up your business

Growing your business - checklist

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Growing your business - checklist

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