Start up business ideas

Set up a business

Financing a business

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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

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Q&A: Patents

Once a patent has been obtained, the inventor has a monopoly on exploiting the invention for up to 20 years. We find out how to go about it.

Business planning

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Writing a business plan

A business plan outlines your strategy - from your market and finances to your staff and marketing activities. Our guide to writing a great business plan.

Sales and marketing

Business premises

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Getting out of a lease

As your business needs change, you may want to get out of your premises lease - but it will likely involve negotiation with your landlord. Our guide.

Employees

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New employee details template

Before taking on employees, you will need to gather certain personal information. This template will help you collect the correct information.

Business IT

Scale up your business