Start up business ideas

A man completes the contract to buy a business

Article

Q&A: Buying a business

Buying a business can be less risky than starting one. If the business has customers, then it has income. But it will need upfront investment.

Set up a business

A man completes the contract to buy a business

Article

Q&A: Buying a business

Buying a business can be less risky than starting one. If the business has customers, then it has income. But it will need upfront investment.

Business planning

Financing a business

Tax and National Insurance

Corner of a calculator on top of numerical report

Article

Q&A: Tax returns

Chartered certified accountant Raphael Coman of Coman & Co answers some key questions about tax returns, including important deadlines.

Business law

Sales and marketing

Business premises

Employees

Recruitment

Article

Essential guide to recruitment

How to recruit effectively - our guide to understanding what you need, attracting candidates and assessing their skills, experience and attitude.

Grow your business

'Franchise' written on a notepad with a phone and glasses lying next to it

Article

Franchise your business

Turning your business into a franchise could offer an effective and less risky way to expand significantly. Find out what it involves.