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Set up a business

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Forming a business

When you set up your business, it pays to get the legal structure right from the start. Read our guide to your options and what you need to consider.

Financing a business

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Seven ways to price your product

Ask people to pay too much and they will stop buying: too little and your profit margin slides. Here are seven ways to price your product accurately.

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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Start-up business plan: Top 10 tips

Writing a business plan can seem daunting if you've never done it before but you can't afford to put it off. Here's how to get it right.

Sales and marketing

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Direct mail and email marketing

Direct mail and email can be cost-effective ways of marketing your business, allowing you to reach large numbers of customers. Our overview.

Business premises

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Find premises for your business

The right premises can boost productivity, attract good employees and give the right impression to customers. How to find business premises.

Employees

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Can you be too bossy in business?

Few of us like to be called 'bossy', a term that is usually applied negatively to women. But why can being a bossy boss be bad for your business?

Business IT

Scale up your business