Start up business ideas

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Profile: The Music Man

Musician, producer and business man Jamie Giarraputo lives by the Italian motto 'vivere senza rimpianti' - live without regrets. He explains here.

Set up a business

Financing a business

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Q&A: Debt recovery

Solicitor Kiranjit Virk of Tollers LLP answers key questions about recovering debts through the courts, including using the 'small claims track'.

Tax and National Insurance

Business law

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How to avoid under-insurance

Finding out that your insurance doesn’t cover you after an incident can be devastating. Make sure you have the right amount of cover.

Business planning

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How I produced my marketing plan

Jake Xu of creative design and brand communications agency Ready explains the benefits of planning your approach to marketing.

Sales and marketing

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How I found my market niche

After being made redundant, Allie Astell decided starting a business was preferable to finding another position in an uncertain jobs market.

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

Business IT

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Q&A: Key IT threats

Many small businesses have fallen victim to hackers, viruses and fraudsters. Expert, Graham Walker, identifies the main risks and the key solutions.

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