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Five business scams to be aware of

Social engineering scams trick you into taking action or giving up information that fraudsters can exploit. Protect yourself by reading our guide.

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Four steps to digital start-up success

Strong competition, fear of the unknown and poor digital literacy holds back many potential entrepreneurs. Don't worry - start with these simple tips.

Financing a business

Tax and National Insurance

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VAT made simple for trade businesses

Understanding VAT can be a challenge for small businesses - and the rules are particularly complex for trades. Benjamin Dyer looks at the issues.

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Striking back

Whether transport strikes, or weather disruption, planning ahead can keep your business running when staff can’t get to work.

Business planning

Sales and marketing

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Why Instagram rules for UK teenagers

New research shows that teenagers are increasingly using Instagram to follow their idols, keep up with trends and present their "true self" to the world.

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London's small business hotspots

Small firms in London are attracted to areas with excellent transport links and commercial development, such as Kings Cross and Waterloo.

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Business IT

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