Is running a business really for you?

Running a successful business is not for everyone. Time, commitment, funding and skills are essential. Find out if you have what it takes.

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Assessing your management ability - checklist

Many managers wonder whether they're doing the best job possible for the business and their staff. This checklist will help you review your skills and see where you could improve.

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Leadership

Leaders use key skills such as communication, delegation and effective decision-making to drive positive change. Our guide to great leadership.

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Managing change

Making change before it's forced on you can bring competitive advantage - but it can be challenging to convince employees and implement it. Our guide.

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Managing your time

Time is a precious resource for any business owner. Set priorities, avoid distractions and get on top of your tasks - our guide to time management.

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Profile: The Website Pioneer

Many millions of websites have been created using Moonfruit's software since it launched. But sometimes you've got to fail to succeed.

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Stress management

Managing workplace stress can reduce absenteeism and improve productivity. Our guide to tackling the causes of employee stress, and where to get help.

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Can you be too bossy in business?

Few of us like to be called 'bossy', a term that is usually applied negatively to women. But why can being a bossy boss be bad for your business?

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Profile: The Organic Farmer

Mark Williams finds out how one man's belief in organic farming turned into a prosperous business delivering food to thousands of UK homes

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Profile: The Publicity Queen

If she ever tires of running her vehicle rental business LINGsCARS, Ling Valentine could probably teach others how to promote their businesses.

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How I became an older entrepreneur

Suzy Kilgour charity work to become a specialist fitness instructor, setting up Walking Workouts. She explains why age is no barrier to success.

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Profile: The Gothic Accountant

You don't come across many Goths who run their own accountancy practices. Meet Psyche Coderre, owner of London-based Death and Taxes.

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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.

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Q&A: Can I start my own business?

Wondering if you can start a business? Sarah Giblin, founder of RiutBags, answers common start up questions from would-be entrepreneurs.