Starting up

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FAQs

Choosing a business name FAQs

Your business name can be a valuable asset you can include in your balance sheet, sell, mortgage to raise money or license to others.

Sector specific law

Business ownership and management

Effective board meetings

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Effective board meetings

Successful businesses use board meetings to create and improve key strategies. Our guide to preparing for, running and following up board meetings.

Finance and business strategy

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FAQs

Cartels FAQs

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

Employment law

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FAQs

Remote working FAQs

Frequently asked questions on your responsibilities towards travelling and remote workers, and the rights they have to act on behalf of your business.

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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Interest on late payments

Avoid cash flow problems and encourage your customers to pay on time by charging interest on late payments. Our guide to your rights.

Commercial premises law

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Essential guide to property licences

Moving into licensed property is easier, quicker and cheaper than taking on a lease or buying a freehold property. Our overview of premises licences.

Health and safety

Data protection and IT

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FAQs

Purchasing IT FAQs

How to go about purchasing hardware, software and IT systems for your business, licensing and what to do if your IT solution fails to work properly.

Intellectual property

Exit strategies