Start up business ideas

Set up a business

Female business owner starting a business

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How to start a business

How to start a business: everything you need to know, from choosing a business name and registering a company to writing a business plan.

Financing a business

Collecting debts - checklist

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Collecting debts - checklist

Almost every business will experience late payment at some point. This practical checklist will help you recover the money you are owed.

Tax and National Insurance

Business law

Business planning

A team work on their business strategy

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Q&A: Strategy

Strategy simply means having a plan of action to get your business to where you want it to be. The key is to focus on what you're trying to achieve.

Sales and marketing

Business premises

Employees

Recruitment

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Recruitment

How to recruit effectively - our guide to understanding what you need, attracting candidates and assessing their skills, experience and attitude.

Scale up your business

'Franchise' written on a notepad with a phone and glasses lying next to it

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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.