Starting up

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

Business ownership and management

Finance and business strategy

Employment law

Marketing and selling

A-Z glossary of key credit terms

Article

A-Z glossary of key credit terms

Financial transactions can be full of jargon and technical language. Make sure you understand any credit agreement with this glossary.

Contracts, disputes

Late payment interest calculator

Tool

Late payment interest calculator

All businesses have the right to claim interest on late payments. This briefing explains your rights and the process for claiming interest.

Commercial premises law

Miniature house on a tablet - Online planning application tool

Tool

Online planning application tool

Most planning applications are submitted online. Use the tool on the Planning Portal website to apply to every local authority in England and Wales.

Health and safety

Data protection and IT

Intellectual property

Design right and registration FAQs

FAQs

Design right and registration FAQs

The difference between design right and registered designs, how much registration costs and what to do if someone claims the right to your design

Exit strategies

Creating a valuable business

Article

Creating a valuable business

Creating a valuable business means taking strategic decisions that have a lasting, positive effect. Our guide to creating and protecting value.