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This section provides expert advice for a small business owner looking to start and run a successful business. Read about case studies and lessons learned from like-minded professionals.

Open courses on running a business

I'm currently employed with a good salary. However, like a lot of others I long to be my own master. To this end, I'd like to learn about the 'hard facts' of running a business before falling victim to 'rose coloured spectacle' syndrome.

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Opening a bonded warehouse

I am interested in opening a bonded warehouse, could you point me in the right direction as to who I should contact to start the ball rolling?

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Checklist: your skills

Running your own business means you must wear a range of hats: financial controller, marketer, people manager and more.

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Registering as a company – the pros and cons

When first setting up a business there are many issues to consider, not least what whether to register as a company or not.

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How to set up a trade association

The first thing you need to consider is whether a trade association already exists.

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Are you the right personality to start a business?

Not everyone has what it takes to start a business. If you are thinking of taking the plunge and going it alone, consider the following to see if you are ready.

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Limited liability benefits for small businesses

Small companies of any size could gain tax benefits from forming a Limited Liability Partnership (LLP) says accountancy firm Baker Tilly.

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Limited liability benefits for small businesses

Small companies of any size could gain tax benefits from forming a Limited Liability Partnership (LLP) says accountancy firm Baker Tilly.

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5 things every small business owner needs to know before starting

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What is professional indemnity insurance?

Professional indemnity insurance provides cover if somebody sues your business and they allege that your advice caused financial loss or damaged their brand. It’s not just for accountants and lawyers but for anyone offering a personal service, even web designers

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Benefits of switching to the right business bank account

We've teamed up with the Current Account Switch Service to explain the benefits of switching your business bank account.

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Business Companion: a reliable voice in the misinformation age

Business Companion is a one-stop-shop for accurate and up-to-date legal guidance, whatever sector you’re in — and it’s all completely free