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

Employment law

Marketing and selling

Contracts, disputes

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Collecting debts - checklist

Almost every business will experience late payment at some point. This practical checklist will help you recover the money you are owed.

Commercial premises law

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Rent reviews and rating assessments

Rent reviews and business rates revaluations can cost you money. How to judge whether an increase is reasonable, and how to challenge an increase.

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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What is my business worth?

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