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It’s important to think about business basics like paying taxes and staff before you start decorating the tree.
Use this tool if your business makes money by charging for someone's time — yours or an employee's.
It includes wages and overheads, and accounts for non-billable tasks like sales calls or staff meetings.
Don't let the name fool you. This template is useful any time you need a full and thorough business plan.
Customise it to suit — this could mean adding in extra sections, or cutting out ones that you don't need.
Tips, tools and visual guides to build and test your skills. These will help fine-tune your business — and make life easier and better for everyone.
Find out how to ID your assets, steer clear of risks, and use planning and stats to grow.
Tips and tools to help you hire staff with confidence and managing people day-to-day. Check the visual guides, quizzes and the free Employment Agreement Builder.
Find out who to hire and when, how to interview and the costs of taking people on.