Running your business

If you’re starting a new business, or thinking of setting up a company, how do you know if it’s the right thing to do? Here we look at the key steps you will need to take before and after setting up your business.

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How many limited companies are there in the UK?

After sole trader status, the limited company is the most popular business structure in the UK. Here we look at how many there are on the official register, and how the number of incorporated businesses have grown massively over the past decade.

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How to value a business – common methods

If you want to sell your company at some time in the future, how do you know what it is worth? Even if you don’t use ‘traditional valuation methods’ when conducting a sale, it is vital to be able to demonstrate to a would-be buyer that you have an accurate and robust knowledge of all

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20 questions to ask before you set up a new business

Running your own small company can be the most rewarding experience for many – but there are risks involved, and many small businesses fail within the first few years. Good preparation is essential to give you the best chance of building a long-lasting and thriving business.

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