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

Finance and business strategy

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Valuing a business

The worth of a business is based on how much profit a buyer can make from it, and the potential risks. Read our guide to valuing your business.

Employment law

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Dismissing employees

Dismissing an employee may be your best option if their performance is unacceptable, or their position no longer exists. Here are some simple rules.

Marketing and selling

Contracts, disputes

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Suing

If you can't sort out a business dispute peacefully, you may have to resort to legal action. Our guide to the key steps and considerations.

Commercial premises law

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

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Valuing your business

Establishing the value of your business is tricky. Different valuation methods can give you an idea. This guide can help you work out a fair price.

Personal law

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