Start up business ideas

Set up a business

Financing a business


Q&A: Cash flow management

The old saying 'turnover is vanity, profit sanity and cash reality' remains true. Cash flow really is the blood supply of any business.

Tax and National Insurance

Business law

Patents Q&A


Q&A: Patents

Once a patent has been obtained, the inventor has a monopoly on exploiting the invention for up to 20 years. We find out how to go about it.

Business planning

Sales and marketing


How can market research help me?

Market research can help you to identify your target consumer, find out what they think about your ideas and help you target the right market.

Business premises

Staff packing moving boxes ready to relocate the business


Moving premises - checklist

Moving premises can be highly disruptive. It's important to plan how you can resume work with a minimum of time lost. Here's what to consider.


Man writing - job offer letter template


Job offer letter template

Download customisable job offer letter templates, which you can tailor to your needs when recruiting a new member of staff.

Scale up your business

Growing your business - checklist


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.