Running a business

A viable business idea is only one factor in business success. Learn how experience, knowledge and skill are also crucial to running a business.

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Running a business - overview

A viable business idea is only one factor in business success. Learn how experience, knowledge and skill are also crucial to running a business.

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Be more self-confident and assertive

Self-belief is key to running a successful business and convincing others to believe in you. How to improve your skills, confidence and outlook.

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Managing change - checklist

Any change in the workplace can make people nervous - but if handled well it can bring huge benefits. This checklist shows you the steps to take.

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Managing projects - checklist

If you don't keep control of your projects, you risk missing deadlines, compromising quality and disappointing clients. Here are the steps to follow.

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Managing your stress - checklist

Running a business is a big responsibility, and can often lead to stress. Read our hints on how to manage overwork and associated health problems.

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Managing your time - checklist

Poor time management causes stress and longer work days. This checklist will help you get on top of your schedule.

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Profile: The Ideas Man

Henry Buckley is the entrepreneur behind the highly successful leaflet delivery firm, JogPost. Mark Williams finds out what inspires him.

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Ten steps to developing your big idea

Many of us have a 'big idea': the idea that fuels our entrepreneurial dreams. But how can we make the transition from dream to business reality?

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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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How to deal with stress

From making sales to managing staff, as well as balancing the demands of home and work, being a business owner is full of challenges.