Starting up

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FAQs

Starting a business FAQs

If you start a business on your own, or with someone else, and don't form a company, you will be trading as a sole trader or in a partnership.

Sector specific law

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Tree surgeon legal issues

An outline of the legislation and licences and that are relevant to your tree services business.

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

Insolvency FAQs

Frequently asked questions about insolvency, including how you can reduce the risks and what to do if you or your business becomes insolvent

Employment law

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Lone working - manage the risks

If you have employees that regularly work alone, or outside of normal working hours, you have responsibility for their health, safety and welfare. 

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

Collecting debts - checklist

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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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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