Start up business ideas

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Q&A: Social enterprises

Unlike even the most ethical of other start-ups, social enterprises have environmental or social values at the very core of everything they do.

Set up a business

Financing a business

Tax and National Insurance

National Insurance

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National Insurance

Employers pay employer National Insurance contributions (NICs) for each employee, and also collect their employees’ contributions. Our guide to NICs.

Business law

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Q&A: Trade marks

Many businesses are unaware of how much intellectual property they own or how to go about protecting it. We outline the steps you could take.

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

Exhibiting - checklist

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Exhibiting - checklist

Exhibitions can be a great place to meet potential customers face to face. Here are the key steps to exhibition success.

Business premises

Employees

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