Starting up

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FAQS

Starting a business FAQs

If you start a business on your own, or with someone else, and don't form a company, you will be trading as a sole trader or in a partnership.

Business ownership and management

Finance and business strategy

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ARTICLE

Obtaining venture capital

Venture capital firms provide financing in return for shares. Business angels do the same, but usually expect a higher degree of personal involvement.

Employment law

Marketing and selling

Contracts, disputes

Commercial premises law

Health and safety

Data protection and IT

Intellectual property

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FAQS

Intellectual property FAQs

The four types of intellectual property that can be protected, who has the rights to it and how to stop someone infringing your intellectual property

Exit strategies

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FAQS

Planning to sell your business FAQs

Planning your succession is key in obtaining maximum value from the business and to secure its long-term future. Find answers to the key questions.

Personal law