Whether youre about to start your own business or have already taken the plunge and want to keep everything on track, make sure you have a copy of The Financial Times Guide to Business Start Up on your shelf. Regularly updated, this edition covers all the latest legal and financial changes you need to be aware of following the Budget.
30 tips for Start Up Success
1. You and your ideas2. Less than 100 per cent3. Who will buy?4. Are you sure?5. Timing the jump6. The business plan7. Getting ready to start8. Off the peg9. Franchises10. Beating the pirates11. Names and brands12. Getting the message across13. Getting new customers14. Building customer relationships15. How to set a price16. Choosing your workplace17. Professional back-up18. Getting the right staff19. Your rights and duties as an employer20. Your business and the environment21. Insurance22. Forecasting23. Raising the money24. Staying afloat25. Moving ahead26. Not waving but drowning27. Keeping the record straight28. Tax29. VAT30. Pensions and retirement