Start up business ideas

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Profile: The Balancing act

It is a problem many working mums face: how to balance a highly demanding job with the responsibility of looking after young children?

Set up a business

Financing a business

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Make a claim for money you're owed

British businesses could be missing out on international trade opportunities due to lack of confidence or understanding of what support is available.

Tax and National Insurance

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Q&A: Tax for the self-employed

When you become self-employed you become responsible for your own tax and NI. You'll need to know what and how much tax to pay and when.

Business law

Business planning

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10 steps to… Business survival

Statistics show business failures are on the increase. Make sure your business isn't next. We share 10 steps to helping ensure your businesses survival.

Sales and marketing

Business premises

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How I found my premises

Amanda Williams, owner of Liverpool-based fashion boutique Style Clinic, shares her experiences and provides advice on finding premises.

Employees

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Q&A: Staff dress codes

The idea of a staff dress code might seem old-fashioned, but it's important to meet your customers' expectations whilst respecting employees' rights.

Business IT

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Preventing IT disasters - checklist

If the thought of a computer breakdown gives you cold sweats, you need to take steps to minimise the risks. These steps can help safeguard your IT.

Scale up your business

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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.