Start up business ideas

Set up a business

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How to set up an online store

Josh Barling is joint owner and CEO of eCommerce agency Sellerdeck. He shares his top tips for setting up an online store.

Financing a business

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Controlling a budget - checklist

Staying on top of your finances is vital if you want your business to succeed. Read our handy hints on controlling your budget.

Tax and National Insurance

Business law

Business planning

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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

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Spotting gaps in your market

Every business needs to stay fresh to be competitive. This may mean regularly refreshing your products or coming up with an entirely new offer.

Business premises

Employees

Scale up your business

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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.