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Small business

How to monetise your company's website

If your company has a website, make sure it’s attracting visitors
5 Feb 2020
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Small business

Is your business paying enough VAT?

Any business with annual sales of more than £85,000 must be registered for VAT.
23 Jan 2020
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Small business

Small business: how to chase late-paying customers

Many small business have trouble getting their customers to pay up on time. Here's what you can do about it.
23 Jan 2020
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Small business

Small business: where to find funds for your company

There are plenty of potential sources of money to help your startup business flourish, says David Prosser.
7 Jan 2020
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Money makers: a £215m fortune from sarnies

Julian Metcalfe, founder of Pret A Manger, made a fortune from transforming the way the country eats lunch.
28 Dec 2019
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Five questions for: Markus Stripf of Spoon Guru

Spoon Guru helps people find the perfect foods for their dietary needs and health objectives.
27 Dec 2019
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Small business

Get your business ready for IR35

IR35 – the tax rules distinguishing freelancers from employees – are getting tougher. Here's how to make sure our business can cope.
18 Dec 2019
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Entrepreneurs

Five questions for: James Constantinou, founder, Prestige Pawnbrokers

Prestige Pawnbrokers secures loans against high-end assets.
17 Dec 2019

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Entrepreneurs

Five questions for: Rob Moore, co-founder of Progressive Property

Progressive Property is a property investment training company that also develops, converts and lets properties.
20 Nov 2019
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Small business

How to protect your business's intellectual property

It’s not just tech giants with new inventions that need to keep their intellectual property safe.
20 Nov 2019
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Economy

Don’t squeeze our entrepreneurs with higher taxes

Britain’s entrepreneurs and business innovators get generous tax breaks. They should keep getting them.
17 Nov 2019
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Small business

If your business employs freelancers, beware of regulatory changes

Changes to rules governing contractors and freelancers are coming in April – make sure your business is ready.
6 Nov 2019
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Small business

Small business: the best card readers to use for accepting digital payments

As cash falls out of favour, small businesses need to be able to accept digital payments. Updating your payment systems is key. David Prosser picks th…
16 Oct 2019
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Entrepreneurs

Five questions for: David Luck, CEO of Capital on Tap

Capital on Tap lends money to small UK businesses.
16 Oct 2019
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Small business

Hang up on your telecoms provider

If your business is spending more than ever on phone and broadband, now is the time to look around for a better deal.
16 Oct 2019
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Small business

Small business owners should beware when backing their business debt

A personal guarantee makes you liable for your firm’s debt. Tread very carefully.
2 Oct 2019
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Small business

What should a small business do when the boss drops dead?

Key person insurance can help small businesses cope with the loss of crucial staff.
18 Sep 2019
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Small business

Amazon's new tools for small sellers

Amazon has launched 150 separate tools and services this year designed to help small sellers operating through its marketplaces.
3 Sep 2019
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Small business

Where small businesses can get help finding apprentices

Many small businesses are keen to take on young apprentices. Here's where to get help.
2 Sep 2019
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Personal finance

How to fund your firm

Need to raise money? Look beyond the bank, says David Prosser.
21 Aug 2019
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Entrepreneurs

Five questions for: Sabine VanderLinden, Rainmaking

Rainmaking is a corporate innovation and venture development firm.
19 Aug 2019
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Small business

Switching your business bank account made simple

More small businesses than ever before are switching bank account, encouraged to change provider by increasing competition for their custom and moves …
7 Aug 2019
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Freelance workers face IR35 tax trap

New IR35 tax rules governing “disguised employment” will hit firms and freelance workers.
24 Jul 2019
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Small business

Small businesses: how to chase late payments

For small businesses, customers in arrears are a big headache. Know your rights when chasing late payments.
10 Jul 2019
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Small business

SMEs shun cloud computing

Nearly 60% of SMEs have yet to begin using cloud computing services. It’s important that they do.
26 Jun 2019
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Small business

The FCA falls short on small-business lending

Small-business lending is still not within the FCA’s remit. So if you feel you have been mistreated by your bank, your ability to seek redress is limi…
26 Jun 2019
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Small business

How small businesses can tap the EIS

Small businesses can benefit from the enterprise investment scheme (EIS), but they must tread carefully.
12 Jun 2019
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Small business

Small business: How to stay safe from cybercrime

Small and medium-sized enterprises are tempting targets for cybercriminals. David Prosser explains how to keep your business safe.
5 Jun 2019
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What would a Jeremy Corbyn government mean for your business?

The resignation of Theresa May as prime minister could pave the way for an early general election in the UK. If Labour wins control of the government,…
4 Jun 2019
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Small business

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…
4 Jun 2019
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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
22 May 2019
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Small business

Should your business make use of angel investors?

Angel investors can be a big help to small businesses, says David Prosser. But there are downsides.
22 May 2019
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Entrepreneurs

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".
22 May 2019
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Entrepreneurs

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

Digital Voices builds ad campaigns by pairing companies with people who make videos on YouTube.
1 May 2019
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Small business

Small businesses: getting help with late payments

The Small-Business Commissioner set up to help small enterprises tackle late payments is hitting its stride.
1 May 2019
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Small business

Get help chasing up invoices

A new form of financing can help small firms plagued by late payments. David Prosser explains.
15 Apr 2019
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Tax

What Lorraine Kelly's tax victory means for freelancers and small businesses

Not all freelancers may be as lucky as “TV persona” Lorraine Kelly when dealing with HMRC. Check your IR35 status carefully, says David Prosser.
29 Mar 2019
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Small business

How small businesses can soften the pensions blow

There are ways for small businesses to mitigate the effect of increased costs of higher pension contributions.
20 Mar 2019
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Small business

How small businesses can cut their tax bill

Small businesses have been given a tax break. David Prosser explains how to make sure you claim yours.
6 Mar 2019
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Small business

Should your business switch to a new current account?

The current-account market has plenty to offer small businesses. Don't be afraid to switch, says David Prosser.
20 Feb 2019
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Entrepreneurs

Five questions for: George Chalmers, CEO of Migrate

Migrate saves households money on energy bills without homeowners having to lift a finger. 
20 Feb 2019
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Small business

Crunching the numbers: accounting software for small businesses

The accounting software market is competitive, says David Prosser – there’ll be an option for you.
1 Feb 2019
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Entrepreneurs

The global spring clean that made Marie Kondo an $8m fortune

Marie Kondo’s book, The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying, has sold ten million copies, and it’s easy to see why.
1 Feb 2019
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Small business

Small businesses should shop around to cut costs

Small businesses need to keep an especially close eye on their outgoings, says David Prosser.
19 Jan 2019
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Entrepreneurs

Five questions for: Sanj Mahal, CEO of AndCo

AndCo transforms spaces in pubs, cafes, hotel lobbies and restaurants into co-working spaces during the working week.
18 Jan 2019
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Entrepreneurs

Money makers: a start-up masterclass in profits

When Payal Kadakia could find the dance class she wanted, she decided to make the search easier – much easier, says Chris Carter.
21 Dec 2018
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Small business

How to cut your business phone costs

If you run a business, you need to make sure you’re not being ripped off by your mobile-phone company.
14 Dec 2018
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Entrepreneurs

Money makers: a recipe for success in cosmetics

Gregg Renfrew set out to shake up the personal care industry when she started Beautycounter. Chris Carter reports.
7 Dec 2018
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Entrepreneurs

Five questions for: John Ramsay, CEO of Shift 8*

Shift 8* makes the Tovertafel, a series of award-winning games aimed at those living with mid-to-late-stage dementia.
30 Nov 2018