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What's new?

What's new: just published resources

Resources to help focus your planning, apply best practice and meet government requirements

Grow your farming business

New support to help your farming business become more efficient

Links to interactive tools

Tools Directory

Interactive tools to help you run your business

What's new: recession-busters

Assess your business' readiness for growth

Business health check for growth

Get a free business performance review with an independent business adviser

Real help with finance now

Is your business getting the Real Help it needs?

The government has already helped thousands of businesses prepare for recovery

What's new: regulations and your business

Regulations that come into force in April 2010

April 2010 regulation changes

Find out how April's regulation changes affect your business

At-a-glance guidance about new and changing regulations that affect small and medium-sized businesses

Regulation updates

Keep track of regulation changes affecting small business with our at-a-glance guidance


What's new: in the workplace

Answers to questions on maternity leave and pay and managing pregnant employees

Ask Jenny

Jenny answers questions about managing maternity leave and pregnant employees

From 6 April 2010 new fit notes replace sick notes

New fit notes replace sick notes

From 6 April 2010, assess the impact on your business

What's new: developing your business

Identify new online marketing opportunities for your business

Online marketing - a cost-effective approach

Find out how online marketing can help you reach customers in a cost-effective way

Use our interactive tool to search for an available company name and trade mark

Company name and trade mark checker

Use our tool to search for available names and trade marks for your business

Budget and Pre-Budget Report (PBR)

How will the Budget affect your business?

Budget 2010

Find out how the Chancellor's statement affects your business

A Plan of Action

Simplifying Trade Across UK Borders

A Plan of Action

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More accurate and up-to-date search results

The online licence application process

Use our tool to search and apply for the right licences for your business

Growing your business into Europe

Growing outside the UK

Read our guides on how to expand your customer base into Europe

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