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The role of business guidance in startup success

role-of-business-guideance-in-startup-successWhat is the state of the UK Start-Up community in 2015 and how can business guidance play its part in 2016? Download our report for rich insight into how the state of the start-up industry in 2016.

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Managing cashflow

When running your own business, planning and managing your own cash flow is extremely important. Ensure you take all of your costs into consideration so you can avoid problems along the way.

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First steps in business

Running your own business can be an immensely rewarding experience. Approximately half a million new businesses start each year in the UK. Decisions taken in the early years can be the most important.

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Starting a business

You’re ready to start your new business; you’ve done your research, tested your product and obtained the best advice you can.There are a few more things you need to consider before you start trading.

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Asset Finance: a guide

asset-finance-guide-for-business-advisorsWith many businesses now focusing on investment and growth, the challenge is to find a suitable and affordable finance option for the type of investment they’re planning. This guide sets out the benefits of asset finance.

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Run a successful business guide

run-a-successful-businessOur Run a Successful Business Guide has now been updated for 2014. This report has all you need to know on setting up and running a business, from knowing the right questions to ask to getting the right answers.

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Managing your business cashflow

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Managing your cashflow effectively will keep you in business and help your business to thrive. In good times or bad, knowing what’s coming in – and what’s going out, is vital. Copyright © BHP Information Solutions Ltd.

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 Guide to starting a business

key opening lock guide to starting businessMany dream about starting their own business, but few have the courage, perseverance – or the appetite for the financial risks involved to do it. Are you ready to take the plunge and start a business?

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Guide to energy efficiency

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Almost a third of small firms highlight the cost of energy as a barrier to the growth and success of their business. Finding energy efficiency savings is the single best way of reducing these costs over the long-term.

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Redundancy

gloomy stairsRedundancies can be a fact of life in the smaller business, where carrying surplus staff is a shortcut to disaster. Here’s a guide to help handling it. Copyright © BHP Information Solutions Ltd.

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Insurance: choosing the right cover

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As soon as you start a business, you have a legal obligation to your employees, to your customers and to the general public. Insurance provides peace of mind. Copyright © BHP Information Solutions Ltd.

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Buying a franchise

goldBuying a franchise allows you to set up your own business without starting from scratch. You use a tried and tested formula, and benefit from the experience of the franchisor. Copyright © BHP Information Solutions Ltd.

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Business Finance Guide 2016

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You need finance to back your growth plans. Our popular Business Finance Guide has been UPDATED. For any business to travel on a journey it needs at all points of that journey to be appropriately financed.

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Selling a business

selling-a-businessOften the culmination of many years hard work, selling a business can be a hard, time consuming and emotional experience for a business owner. Get it right first time. Copyright © BHP Information Solutions Ltd.

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Key issues in running a business

key-issues-in-running-a-businessThe aim of this special briefing is to encourage the busy startup, or entrepreneur, to stand back for a moment, away from all immediate concerns. Copyright © BHP Information Solutions Ltd.

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Managing change

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The rhetoric for change includes words like growth, innovation, outsourcing, redundancy, relocation and diversification. But most changes are minor. Copyright © BHP Information Solutions Ltd.

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Teambuilding

teambuildingSmall businesses rely on teamwork, just as much as their bigger counterparts. When a small group starts working towards shared goals, it becomes a team. Copyright © BHP Information Solutions Ltd.

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Insurance: protect your business

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An unexpected event — such as a break-in, fire, flood or computer failure — could destroy your business. Insurance can cushion the impact of most risks. Copyright © BHP Information Solutions Ltd.

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Personal development plans

personal-development-plansPersonal development plans (PDPs) provide a strong and flexible way to link your employees’ personal and professional development with that of your business. Copyright © BHP Information Solutions Ltd.

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Leadership

leadershipWhether you are the managing director or a shift leader, the way you lead is the single biggest success factor for everyone you work with. Leaders change things. Copyright © BHP Information Solutions Ltd.

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Creating a brand

creating-a-brandBranding isn’t just for multinationals with huge budgets: small and medium-sized firms can create an effective brand by examining how the business works. Copyright © BHP Information Solutions Ltd.

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Cost control

cost controlCutting costs is the simplest way to improve your bottom line. Introducing a cost-control system can bring savings and other business efficiencies. Copyright © BHP Information Solutions Ltd.

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Looking for premises

It pays to consider all options when choosing business premises and not take the first property you see. There are a number of issues you should address when buying or renting a business property.

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How do I monitor the progress of my business

Many businesses don’t have adequate systems for identifying the amounts of profit or loss generated by different products and services, or even by the business as a whole. But it is vital.

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Keeping data safe

keeping-data-safeYour business data is one of your most important assets, as the information that you store will include your financial records and your customer database. Copyright © BHP Information Solutions Ltd.

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Remuneration

remunerationGet the packages right and you will attract reliable employees with the right skills to help your business move forward. Get it wrong and you’ll struggle. Copyright © BHP Information Solutions Ltd.

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