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Business Ideas & Planning

This section covers business start up ideas and business planning. The expert advice articles will help you learn how to write an effective business plan to help secure funding and there are guides to step you through the launch of a successful business.

Setting up a business abroad

How do I go about setting up a business abroad? I wish to use a bank outside the UK to hold the account: should I get legal representation here or there?

Business Ideas & Planning

Business Ideas & Planning

Richard Moross – The start up story

Find out how Richard Moross, founder of Moo.com, came up with his business idea.

Business Ideas & Planning

Self-employment: six steps to success

The chance to steer your own career is a major attraction of becoming self-employed. However, success needs a firm foundation, so before you take the leap, follow these six quick steps to success.

Business Ideas & Planning

Getting your product design brief right

Ask a successful designer what the most important part of developing a product is and they're most likely to say the briefing phase. Without a clear brief, it can prove almost impossible to design and develop a commercially successful product. SmallBusiness.co.uk teamed up with Ideas into Profit to offer you this guide to writing an effective design brief.

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Registering in the UK, living in France

I need to know if it is possible to have a business registered in the UK with a UK address but the owners lives in France. All taxes would be paid in the UK and the business would only have UK operations but our residential address is French.

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Business plan dos and don’ts

Seeking funding for your new business can be a real challenge. Meeting with potential investors or banks is daunting, but having a sturdy business plan to back you up should help boost your confidence and your chances of gaining finance. Here are some top tips from SmallBusiness.co.uk.

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Transferring assets to a company

If you set up a limited company, can you transfer assets to the company which you already own? e.g. an existing PC, already owned? I would assume it would have to be at market value.

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Plan for success in the next 10 years

As social, economic, political and organisational pressures are set to increase at an ever greater pace, small firms need to make sure they are prepared for change, says the latest report from the Orange Future Enterprise coalition (OFEc). This guide offers some points to consider.

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Implications of starting a business whilst in full-time employment

Can I work as sole trader and continue with my full-time job, while I'm setting up my new business, without informing my current employers? They wouldn't be very understanding about working while I plan to leave them.

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Documentation for living and working abroad

In 2005, almost 200,000 Britons headed overseas permanently and many of these people are leaving the UK to start up their own business abroad. A major hurdle they will have to clear, however, is gaining permission to start a business in a new country – applying for a visa or work permit can be a lengthy process, which varies from country to country.

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Buying property abroad

Within just a couple of minutes’ internet searching you can find a new apartment, on the south coast of Spain going for £61,000, two minutes from the beach in Cyprus for £60,000 and on the banks of the Black Sea for less than £40,000.

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Tax considerations abroad

Before setting up business in any country one of the first things to investigate is the tax and VAT situation as you do not want to find yourself paying over large chunks of your profits in exorbitant taxes.

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Setting up in Australia

Considering seeking business fortunes Down Under? Then there are a set of steps you will need to take, including devising a thorough business plan, settling on a suitable business structure, and scouring the local market to ensure there's sufficient demand for your service or product.

Business Ideas & Planning

Setting up a business in Spain

Spain is one of the most popular destinations for Britons wanting to set up a business abroad. With 16 million British tourists visiting every year and over 650,000 having moved there permanently this is no surprise.

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Green finance

Simon Cureton, CEO of Funding Options, walks us through the 'green boom' in eco-friendly businesses along the growth of green finance

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The funding landscape

This article from Tracc looks at the changing funding landscape and how business owners can improve their chance to secure funding themselves

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5 tools to help monetise your content in 2022

We explore five online tools that you can use to help you monetise your content in 2022

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Tooling up for hybrid

Equipping your people with the best technologies for the hybrid workplace