Start up business ideas

Set up a business

Financing a business

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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

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Setting up your payroll - checklist

If you take on employees, you will need to set up a payroll system to make sure you're fulfilling your legal obligations. Here's where to start.

Business law

Business planning

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Q&A: Key performance indicators

Emma Warren of business development services provider Portfolio Directors explains how key performance indicators can help small businesses.

Sales and marketing

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Sell more to your website customers

Getting people to visit your website is only half the battle. Chris Barling provides tips on how to sell more to customers once they're on your site.

Business premises

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How I found my premises

Amanda Williams, owner of Liverpool-based fashion boutique Style Clinic, shares her experiences and provides advice on finding premises.

Employees

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Employee self-assessment form

Before an employee appraisal, find out what they think of their own performance, with this free downloadable employee self-assessment form template.

Business IT

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Setting up a website - checklist

So you've decided you need a website. Before you go bowling in, following these steps can help ensure you get your site right first time.

Scale up your business

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Get key business strategies right

Key areas business owners need to focus on - including winning sales, managing cash flow, motivating employees and dealing with legal obligations.