Regulation and Compliance

Ensuring your business operates legally and fairly

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Knowledge

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Environmental Protection Act 1990
A Guide to the Environmental Protection Act 1990 and the obligations of business owners.
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Environmental Regulations - A Guide
Understand environmental regulations and how to manage the impact of your business.

Resources

Documents

Strategic Planning

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Strategic planning is an important process that all organisations should undertake. It is essential for clarifying what you want to achieve, for maintaining high quality services for beneficiaries and for ensuring the long-term sustainability of the organisation.

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A to Z Funding Guide

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Starting and growing a business from home

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This guide explains the process of setting up a business from home and covers essentials like rates, insurance and health and safety considerations as well as practical tips.

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Business Plan Template

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Download free business plan templates and find help and advice on how to write your business plan.

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The 'microshop' business model

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Wiltshire Lifestyle boom - how Etsy and Pinterest have spawned the microshop business.

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How to get the banks to say yes

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News

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Insights

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These 6 simple actions will help protect your business from cyber crime.
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