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10 tips for leasing business premises

Securing a good lease is critical to your business success. These tips will help you avoid costly mistakes.

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Buying a business

Buying an existing business can be appealing to many potential small business owners. However, it comes with advantages and disadvantages. The key is to find a business that is aligned with your capabilities and expectations.

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Choosing a financial lender

Part of starting out is finding the money required to turn your idea into a business. Sources of finance can range from banks, financial institutions and crowd funding, to family and friends. In deciding how you will finance your business, regardless of source, there are some key aspects to consider.

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Choosing a lawyer

A lawyer can help you to review and negotiate leases, contracts and other documentation; ensure your business is legally compliant; and assist you in protecting your long term business interests.
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Choosing a website professional

Deciding who to use to develop your business website can be confusing. While you can build your own website, there are advantages in hiring expert help; allowing you to focus on running your business.
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Choosing an accountant

Finding the right accountant at the early stages of setting up your business can be a crucial factor in its success. It’s important to find someone who suits the needs of your business and with whom you can develop a good working relationship.

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Choosing an industry or business association

An industry or business association (or group) brings together like-minded people who are connected by industry, profession or geographical area. The role of associations is to protect and promote the interests of their members and provide access to industry-specific information and training. Industry associations differ from chambers of commerce and business associations, the latter two representing the interests of businesses within a particular region, even though they may belong to different industries.

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Choosing suppliers

Establishing positive and mutually beneficial relationships with suppliers is crucial to the success of your business. The foundation of solid supplier relationships is having well-defined expectations in relation to quality, delivery and payment terms.
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Common questions about the Commercial Tenancy Act

This guide provides information and general guidance for landlords and tenants that have entered into a leasing agreement on or after 1 January 2013.

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Ending a business partnership

There are many reasons to end a business partnership, however it’s important that the process is managed correctly.
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Guide to using the business continuity plan template

This guide will walk you through the process of completing a business continuity plan and is designed to be used alongside our business continuity plan template.

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Guide to using the business plan template

This guide will walk you through the process of completing a business plan and is designed to be used alongside our business plan template.

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