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We understand the challenges of starting up a new business. We’ve brought together a wealth of practical knowledge and comprehensive guides to help you get off to the right start.
Before you start working for yourself, it’s a good idea to consider all the implications of being self-employed, including:
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When you take the time to plan and prepare your business before starting up, you boost your chances of success. We’ll take you through:
You’ll find it helpful to put together a business plan to plot the future of your business – from where you are now, to where you want to be in the future, and how you intend to get there. We take you through:
It’s essential to understand what your customers want – and what the competition offers. We cover:
Take the time to plan and prepare, and your business will be more likely to succeed. Our ten simple steps include:
The right premises are often a vital part of a successful business. We help you look at the key issues including:
By understanding, from the outset, the laws that may affect your business, you can save time and money in the long run. We look at the legal basics you’ll need to:
Understanding your businesses strengths, weakness, opportunities and threats will help your business prosper. We’ll take you through:
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