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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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Growing your business - checklist

Unless you are happy as you are, you will be looking for ways to develop and grow your business. These ten steps will lead you in the right direction.

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

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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