Start up business ideas


Q&A: Buying a business

Buying a business can be less risky than starting one. If the business has customers, then it has income. But it will need upfront investment.

Set up a business

Financing a business

Tax and National Insurance

National Insurance


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


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


Scale up your business

Creative business colleagues raise a glass to celebrate the business' birthday


How to ensure your startup is built to last

Only half of business startups will survive to celebrate their fifth birthday. Ritam Gandhi, founder of Studio Graphene, shares his advice on how to ensure your business is here to last.