Finance

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Business angels

Business angels are wealthy individuals who provide capital - and sometimes advice - in return for company shares. Here's how to pitch to an angel.

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Writing a business plan

A business plan outlines your strategy - from your market and finances to your staff and marketing activities. Our guide to writing a great business plan.

Accounting

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Budgeting

While you can't know exactly what the future holds, budgeting reduces uncertainty and helps you anticipate problems. Here's how to create a budget.

Insurance

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Pub, restaurant and cafe insurance

If you run a pub or restaurant, you need to be protected against risks like theft or flooding as well as legal claims against your business.

Pensions

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Create your auto-enrolment plan

Make sure your business is prepared for pensions auto-enrolment - use this tool to help you identify what you'll need to do to prepare.

Tax

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A guide to tax penalties

Tax penalties can be incurred if you make careless errors, while deliberate tax evasion or fraud can be treated severely - so avoid penalties.