Start up business ideas

Article

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

Forming a business - checklist

Article

Forming a business - checklist

When forming a business make sure you get it right from the start. Check the key considerations and legal requirements to prevent expensive mistakes.

Financing a business

Collecting debts - checklist

Article

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

Filling out forms - Q&A tax returns

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Q&A: Tax returns

Chartered certified accountant Raphael Coman of Coman & Co answers some key questions about tax returns, including important deadlines.

Business law

Business planning

Benchmarking - checklist

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Benchmarking - checklist

Benchmarking provides a way to measure how effective your processes are, compared to competitors. Here's how to set up benchmarking in your business.

Sales and marketing

Business premises

Light and airy office building

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Choosing premises - checklist

The type of business premises you choose can have a big effect on productivity, employee happiness and overheads. Here's how to make the right choice.

Employees

Scale up your business

'Franchise' written on a notepad with a phone and glasses lying next to it

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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.