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Choosing the right business legal structure

When you start your own business there are a lot of decisions you need to make. But before you jump in, the first thing you need to do is choose the right legal structure for your business start up. Choosing… Find out more

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Self-employment: how to keep proper accounts

When you’re self-employed, the most important thing you need to do is prepare accounts correctly and there are many business benefits to be gained from keeping records. It saves you money, and time, whenever you need your accounting figures to… Find out more

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Top tips on how to get business funding

by Sarah Ashcroft In these difficult economic times, starting up your own business or even keeping an existing one afloat can be a huge challenge. One of the greatest issues that is likely to face you in this regard is commercial… Find out more

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How to raise finance for your start-up

Founding a start-up business can be an incredibly tricky task. You will often find yourself convinced by the product or service you wish to promote and boasting the right personnel to turn your dream into a reality, but it’s difficult… Find out more

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What is a joint venture and how do I start one?

Across the country, many budding businesspeople with great ideas and products they would love to bring to the market are put off the idea of doing so because they feel that they don’t tick all the boxes required to make… Find out more

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How to make selling a small business a success

You have worked hard to build up your small business and now the time has come to put it into the hands of a new owner who will able to further compound its success. This can be an emotional time… Find out more

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Limited liability partnerships: Q&As

A limited liability partnership (LLP) is very similar to a limited company, but it has the flexibility of a business partnership. A limited liability partnership shares many of the features of a normal partnership, but it also offers reduced personal… Find out more

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How to draw up a joint venture agreement

So your business is thriving and you want to know what the next steps are to broaching new markets, expanding and perhaps even making a go of it overseas. In that case a joint venture could be just what your… Find out more

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To franchise or not to franchise?

If you’re thinking of starting your own business, you may have considered franchising as an alternative. There are several benefits associated with owning a franchise business, particularly in today’s uncertain economic environment. Franchising gives you an established brand name under which… Find out more

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5 reasons why home working is good for business

By Shirley Borrett, Development Director at Telework Association & Author of Lawpack’s Working From Home Kit Working from home has been on the increase for the last 20 years as technology has become more effective, cheaper and more secure. Freelancers… Find out more