Start up business ideas

Article

Q&A: Social enterprises

Unlike even the most ethical of other start-ups, social enterprises have environmental or social values at the very core of everything they do.

Set up a business

Article

Q&A: Mentoring

Running your own small business can be lonely and it can be difficult to know what to do when faced with new challenges unless you have a mentor.

Financing a business

Article

Q&A: Family investors

Andrew Niblock, commercial lawyer at Keystone Law, explains the importance of signing contracts with family members investing in your business.

Tax and National Insurance

National Insurance

Article

National Insurance

Employers pay employer National Insurance contributions (NICs) for each employee, and also collect their employees’ contributions. Our guide to NICs.

Business law

Business planning

Article

Q&A: Strategy

Strategy simply means having a plan of action to get your business to where you want it to be. The key is to focus on what you're trying to achieve.

Sales and marketing

Business premises

Employees

Scale up your business

Find finance tool

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Find finance tool

Better Business Finance provides information and support for start-ups through to mature companies. Use the Tool to find sources of business funding.