Starting a Business

There are plenty of legal issues to consider when launching a new business

So, you’ve decided to take the plunge and start your own business. But whether you’re going freelance, starting a limited company, setting up as a sole trader or entering a partnership, it’s worth brushing up on the law before taking the leap into business ownership. Here you'll find a selection of articles covering the legal steps that need to be taken when launching a new enterprise.
Protecting Your Brand's Intellectual Property

Protecting Your Brand's Intellectual Property

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Protecting Your Brand's Intellectual Property

Intellectual property and brand image are an SME's most valuable assets. But how do you go about protecting your brand and enforcing your rights to preserve and grow it?

Business Structures: a Simple Guide for Startups

Business Structures: a Simple Guide for Startups

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Business Structures: a Simple Guide for Startups

Choosing the wrong business structure can cause serious problems for a startup. Avoid making the same mistake with this short guide to business structures

What Is a Sole Trader?

What Is a Sole Trader?

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What Is a Sole Trader?

Thinking of setting up as a sole trader? Find out what it means, how to register, and the advantages and disadvantages of this type of business structure

How to Improve Your Productivity

How to Improve Your Productivity

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How to Improve Your Productivity

It seems we’ve hit an all-time low in productivity levels in the UK and, as a result, are more stressed. What’s holding us back and how do we escape it?

4 FAQs for Freelancers

4 FAQs for Freelancers

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4 FAQs for Freelancers

From long-term freelancing, to non-compete agreements and working from home, these four FAQs should help you understand your rights as a freelancer.

Franchisees and The Law

Franchisees and The Law

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Franchisees and The Law

What separates business owners and franchisees when things start to turn sour and where do you stand?

Where to Start as a Sole Trader?

Where to Start as a Sole Trader?

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Where to Start as a Sole Trader?

So you want to start your own business. Be your own boss. Here's all the key legislation you need to protect yourself as a sole traders.

Claiming Startup Expenses

Claiming Startup Expenses

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Claiming Startup Expenses

Got your startup up and running? Did you know that there are ways that you can reclaim the expenses of starting your business? Here's how...