Starting up

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Essential guide to 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.

Sector specific law

Business ownership and management

Finance and business strategy

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Essential guide to insolvency

If your company has debts it can't pay, it's insolvent. By understanding your options, you can take steps to improve the situation. Read our guide.

Employment law

Marketing and selling

Contracts, disputes

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Overseas customers - getting paid

Selling to overseas customers can be good for growth, but the risk of non-payment is higher. Find out what steps you can take to ensure you get paid.

Commercial premises law

Health and safety

Data protection and IT

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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

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Q&A: Non-disclosure agreements

What are non-disclosure agreements and how they can protect small businesses? Alex Craig, Head of Commercial at Muckle LLP explains.

Exit strategies