Starting up

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Forming a business

When forming your first business it pays to set it up correctly. Choosing the wrong business structure will expose you to unnecessary costs and risks

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Choose the right form of business

When setting up in business it’s essential to choose the right legal structure. It will take time and money if you decide to change it in the future.

Business ownership and management

Finance and business strategy

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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

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FAQS

Home working FAQs

Answers to FAQs about home workers, including your rights to require people to work from home or to refuse a home working request.

Marketing and selling

Contracts, disputes

Commercial premises law

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Renting premises

Renting premises is flexible and ties up a minimal amount of capital. Most businesses rent their premises, either through a lease or a licence.

Health and safety

Data protection and IT

Intellectual property

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Manage your Intellectual property

Intellectual property is key to the success of many high-growth businesses, but you won't reap the full benefits unless you manage it effectively

Exit strategies

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Valuing a business

The worth of a business hinges upon how much profit a buyer can make from it, balanced with risk. Past profitability and assets are only the start.

Personal law

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