Entrepreneurs and small businesses

How small businesses can tap the EIS

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Small businesses can benefit from the enterprise investment scheme (EIS), but they must tread carefully.

Small business: How to stay safe from cybercrime

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Small and medium-sized enterprises are tempting targets for cybercriminals. David Prosser explains how to keep your business safe.

Five questions for: Karim Kaddoura, co-founder, Virtuo

Karin Kaddoura of Virtuo

MoneyWeek talks to Karim Kaddoura, co-founder of mobile-phone based car-rental firm, Virtuo.

R&D tax relief capped for small businesses

Small businesses’ access to valuable tax relief when investing in research and development (R&D) could be curtailed by attempts to crack down on fraud in the system.

Pension savings shortfall among the self employed

Almost two-thirds of self-employed people currently have no pension savings, while more than a quarter aren’t making any savings at all

Should your business make use of angel investors?

Angel investor

Angel investors can be a big help to small businesses, says David Prosser. But there are downsides.

Five questions for: Edward Hancock, Founder of The Cheese Geek

The Cheese Geek is a modern online cheesemonger which hopes to make “buying cheese as fun and easy as eating it”.

Five questions for: Jennifer Quigley-Jones, founder and managing director, Digital Voices

Jennifer Quigley-Jones, founder and managing director of Digital Voices

Digital Voices builds ad campaigns by pairing companies with people who make videos on YouTube.

Small businesses: getting help with late payments

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The Small-Business Commissioner set up to help small enterprises tackle late payments is hitting its stride.

Get help chasing up invoices

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A new form of financing can help small firms plagued by late payments. David Prosser explains.

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