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The next step for your business
Most businesses carry out an in-depth analysis – sometimes called a SWOT analysis – every year. We explain how to do it and what comes next.
Growing your business
Doing well? How to expand
We run through some of the main things to consider if you’re planning to expand, hire more staff or seek major investment.
Social media for business
How to use social media to promote your business
We outline some of the most effective ways to use social media sites when you’re promoting your business.
10 tips on becoming an exporter
Discover what you need to know if you want to export – and find out where to get expert advice.
Protecting your business idea
Got a big idea? Find out how to protect it
The Intellectual Property (IP) rights of your business determine the value of your idea, so a copyright, patent or trademark is essential.
How to make your start-up a success
Our top tips for getting your company running
Learn key strategies to keep your new business on the right track.
How a good forecast can benefit your business
A cashflow forecast is a useful tool – it can warn you of challenges ahead, help you achieve steady growth and steer you through a downturn.
Boost your business’s digital skills
Digital skills can make the difference
Want to sharpen your business’s skills but not sure where to start? Try online. Here are 6 ways digital can make a difference.
Deciding the legal structure of your business
Understand the responsibilities that come with business partnerships, limited companies and sole proprietorship.