Finance

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How I put together my start-up business plan

Writing a business plan forces you to consider many different issues, and this can help focus your thinking. Chris Wildman, director of Town End Farm Shop, tell us how he created his start-up business plan.

Accounting

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Controlling your costs

While you may not be able to influence how much customers spend, you can do is to control your costs and look at variable and fixed costs.

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Collecting debts - checklist

Almost every business will experience late payment at some point. This practical checklist will help you recover the money you are owed.

Insurance

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Managing insurance risks

All businesses face a wide range of risks every day, from fire damage to theft. Our overview of how to assess business risks and insure against them.

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Public liability insurance

Public liability insurance covers you if your business causes injury or property damage - from legal costs to any compensation you might have to pay.

Pensions

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Pensions for business owners

As a business owner, pension planning should be part of your overall planning for financing your business and realising the value built up in it.

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Your money and your business

How to manage both the investment you put into your business as an owner-manager, and the income, profits and other benefits you get from it.

Tax