Start up business ideas

Set up a business


Q&A: Single-member companies

The register of members of a single-member company must contain an express statement to the effect that the company has only one member.

Financing a business

Don't compete on price


Don't compete on price

Competing on price threatens your margins and your reputation. Ben Dyer explains why small business owners should avoid price-cutting.

Tax and National Insurance

Business law

Business planning

Sales and marketing


Q&A: Sales technique

It takes skill, but training, practice and experience can help anyone get better at selling. Andrew Milbourn, sales director of Kiss the Fish, explains.

Business premises


Scale up your business