When you are running a business of any size, there will be a need to learn how to do every aspect of the running of it. Even though we can pay an accountant to so much of the financial stuff, there are other responsibilities that have to be undertaken and accepted. If even one part time helper comes on board, the owner then becomes an employer and all the rules and regulations of running a small business come into force. There are of course thousands of small employers who flout the law – it is worrying just how many will happily ignore the rules just to get the maximum work out of the employee – then seem surprised when a tribunal claim lands on their doorstep. Getting training in all aspects of running a business is easier these days and although professional guidance is always best, taking an online course in business matters is essential to start off with.