Starting up

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Buying a franchise

Franchising allows you to set up a business following a proven formula - although you'll be subject to restrictions. Our guide to franchising.

Business ownership and management

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Employing family members

Employing family members within the business can create tensions. Encourage family and workplace harmony, to bring commercial and personal benefits.

Finance and business strategy

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FAQS

Cartels FAQs

A cartel is an agreement betweeen businesses not to compete with each other for example on price or market sharing. Being part of a cartel is illegal.

Employment law

Marketing and selling

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FAQS

Trading online FAQs

When selling online to individuals you must provide certain information to them and ensure they agree to your terms and conditions.

Contracts, disputes

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FAQS

Domain name disputes FAQs

Domain names are an important part of your brand and intellectual property. Proper protection can help you avoid a domain name dispute.

Commercial premises law

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FAQS

Rent reviews FAQs

Rent reviews are a mechanism for adjusting a tenant’s rent to the current market level. You negotiate a rent review with your landlord.

Health and safety

Data protection and IT

Intellectual property

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Manage your intellectual property

Your business almost certainly relies on some form of IP. How to make sure you're protecting it effectively, and also avoid infringing others' rights.

Exit strategies

Personal law