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Five business scams to be aware of

Social engineering scams trick you into taking action or giving up information that fraudsters can exploit. Protect yourself by reading our guide.

Set up a business

Financing a business

Tax and National Insurance

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VAT made simple for trade businesses

Understanding VAT can be a challenge for small businesses - and the rules are particularly complex for trades. Benjamin Dyer looks at the issues.

Business law

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Striking back

Whether transport strikes, or weather disruption, planning ahead can keep your business running when staff can’t get to work.

Business planning

Sales and marketing

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Is the high street finally dead?

While some shops may be closing their doors, other outlets are still thriving. Jonnie Matthew explains why we shouldn't write off the high street.

Business premises

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London's small business hotspots

Small firms in London are attracted to areas with excellent transport links and commercial development, such as Kings Cross and Waterloo.

Employees

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The six traits of a great recruiter

Working in recruitment calls for specific abilities including listening, patience and, above all, people skills. Have you got what it takes?

Business IT

Scale up your business

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Make more money from your business

Benjamin Dyer explains how to make more money when you run a trade business by keeping your costs down and getting your pricing right.