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Valuing a business

Understanding how much a business is worth - and how it can be made more valuable - is of vital importance to anyone buying, selling or simply running a business.

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Market research

Market research helps you understand your competitive position, spot opportunities, reduce risks and make better decisions.

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Find premises for your business

Choosing the right premises is a major decision for many businesses. The right location can be critical for attracting customers and employees, while the premises themselves can significantly influence productivity.

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Creating a valuable business

Running your business involves taking hundreds of actions every day, whether negotiating a sale, recruiting a new employee or complaining to a supplier. Much of the working day is spent reacting to circumstances, making minor decisions that have a limited, short-term impact.

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Negotiating a sale - checklist

From preparing yourself and clarifying your objectives to realising the importance of listening, learn how to improve your negotiating skills.

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Specifying and buying IT

Buying IT wisely makes your business more efficient and can reduce your costs. The key is to be clear about what you want it to achieve for your business, now and in the near future.

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ISO 9000

ISO 9000 is a set of international standards designed to help businesses meet the needs of customers while meeting regulatory and statutory requirements. Many companies see the introduction of a quality management system as a major step forward in controlling and improving their key processes. Other companies simply react to customer demand which assumes they already have suitable systems in place - regardless of whether or not that’s the case.

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Setting up a website - checklist

You need a new website. Before you go bowling in, following these steps can help ensure you get your website right first time.

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Access knowledge and networks

Whether you need help developing your technology, want to improve your skills or are looking for new distribution channels, networking and forging the right alliances can give you the knowhow you need.

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Build your company’s board

The board of directors has an essential role in company governance and setting the strategic direction of the business. The right board of directors brings your company specialist knowledge and expertise in key business areas, such as management, finance or technology.

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Create a sales strategy for growth

An effective sales strategy is an essential part of building a growing business. A well-thought out strategy lets you make the best use of your resources and ensure a co-ordinated approach across the business.

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