Starting up

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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.

Business ownership and management

Finance and business strategy

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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

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Understand legal issues for importers

Buying from a supplier abroad can bring unique issues, including legal and cultural differences and transport problems. Our guide to the main issues.

Contracts, disputes

Commercial premises law

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Leasing premises FAQs

Leasing premises is often the most appealing option for businesses. The right lease gives you a secure base without the costs of buying a freehold.

Health and safety

Data protection and IT

Intellectual property

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Intellectual property FAQs

The four types of intellectual property that can be protected, who has the rights to it and how to stop someone infringing your intellectual property

Exit strategies

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Planning to sell your business FAQs

Planning your succession is key in obtaining maximum value from the business and to secure its long-term future. Find answers to the key questions.

Personal law