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Writing a business plan

Your business plan outlines what your business does and what you are trying to achieve. It explains what the market opportunity is, what makes your business special and how you will make it a success.

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Developing new products - checklist

To keep ahead of your competitors, you need to keep a close eye on your product line and, where appropriate, develop new and upgraded products to bring to market. Use this checklist to help to develop new products, from coming up with new ideas to setting budgets, deciding on product specification and prototyping.

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Business plan tool

Whether you want to raise funding or to understand the best opportunities for your business, a business plan is essential.

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Carrying out market research - checklist

Knowing your market, and the trends in your sector, is vital if you want to maximise sales and stand out from the competition. We explain how to find and use market information.

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Set up and maintain your books

Keeping accurate financial records is a legal requirement that enables the production of end-of-year accounts and tax returns. Well-organised, up-to-date and accurate financial records are essential for sales and cash flow analysis, credit management and stock control.

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Direct mail and email marketing

Direct mail and email can allow you to successfully reach large numbers of potential customers cost effectively. Email offers immediacy and is low cost, while well-designed direct mail can really stand out.

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Choosing the best keywords for your website - checklist

Keywords are the words and phrases that people type into search engines to find the product, service or information they're looking for. Using the right ones can ensure your website is listed as near as possible to the top of relevant search results. Here's how to choose the right keywords.

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Apply for environmental grants, loans and awards

If you are considering making your business more environmentally responsible, a variety of grants, loans and government-sponsored initiatives can help you. The support on offer can range from funding towards new energy-efficient equipment to free business advice and awards that you can use to boost your marketing efforts.

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Finance your community organisation

Financing is a priority for almost every community organisation. The more money you can raise, the more you can achieve - but competition is fierce for the limited amounts of funding that are available.

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Market and sell overseas

Expanding into overseas markets can offer exciting growth prospects. But marketing and selling overseas is a demanding undertaking.

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