Starting up

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FAQs

Choosing a business name FAQs

Your business name can be a valuable asset you can include in your balance sheet, sell, mortgage to raise money or license to others.

Sector specific law

Business ownership and management

Directors' responsibilities

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Directors' responsibilities

Company directors have wide powers to help them promote the success of their business - and face strict penalties if they abuse them. Our overview.

Finance and business strategy

Employment law

Marketing and selling

Understand legal issues for importers

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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

Key with for rent fob - Rent reviews and rating assessments

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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

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

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FAQs

Selling a business FAQs

There are many legal, financial and taxation issues to consider when selling your business. These FAQS answer the most common questions.