Starting up

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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.

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Business law and using a solicitor

Whatever commercial activity you are engaged in, from buying supplies to selling your product, you need to be aware of the legal issues involved.

Business ownership and management

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Effective board meetings

The way you run board meetings says much about how you run the company. Board meetings can be used to create and improve key business strategies.

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Directors’ responsibilities

Directors are responsible for the management of their companies. They must act in a way to promote success of the business and benefit shareholders.

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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Dismissing employees

Fair-minded employers have little to fear from employment-protection legislation. Most problems can be avoided by following simple rules.

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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