Small business

How to find an angel investor for your business
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Small business

How to find an angel investor for your business

Make sure your start-up business has the right type of backer before signing a deal, says David Prosser.
11 May 2022
Small business owners: don’t duck the need to raise prices
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Small business

Small business owners: don’t duck the need to raise prices

Many small businesses worry about passing on costs, but soaring inflation makes it a matter of survival, says David Prosser.
26 Apr 2022
Why hackers are increasingly targeting small businesses - and what they can do about it
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Small business

Why hackers are increasingly targeting small businesses - and what they can do about it

Almost half of small businesses were targeted by hackers last year. David Prosser explains what is behind the cyber attacks.
10 Apr 2022
Should you use debt or equity to grow your business?
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Small business

Should you use debt or equity to grow your business?

Loans and equity financing come with different terms and conditions, says David Prosser.
25 Mar 2022
Fixing the gender gap in start-up businesses
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Small business

Fixing the gender gap in start-up businesses

New initiatives aim to remove barriers for female entrepreneurs. David Prosser reports.
16 Mar 2022
Cryptocurrency payments: should your business accept payment in bitcoin?
Small business

Cryptocurrency payments: should your business accept payment in bitcoin?

Adapting your business to accept cryptocurrency payments is simpler than you might imagine. But there a re a lot of things to consider first.
15 Feb 2022
Employers: don't rush your staff back into the office
Small business

Employers: don't rush your staff back into the office

Employers should think carefully before summoning staff back to the office, says David Prosser.
28 Jan 2022
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How to help your business cope with rising energy costs
Small business

How to help your business cope with rising energy costs

With rising energy costs putting cost pressures on the country's businesses, the best way to keep the lights on is to make sure you’re turning them of…
18 Jan 2022
How to fight cyber-crime in your small business
Small business

How to fight cyber-crime in your small business

There are five key areas for owners of small businesses to focus on when fending off digital attacks.
30 Dec 2021
How to free up extra Christmas cash for your business
Small business

How to free up extra Christmas cash for your business

Too few small businesses keep unnecessary costs to an absolute minimum. Here are six ideas that might pay for a Christmas bonus.
14 Dec 2021
How your business can win the race to recruit new staff
Small business

How your business can win the race to recruit new staff

Smaller companies can’t offer huge cash incentives for new staff, but they can still compete effectively for labour. David Prosser explains how.
1 Dec 2021
How your business should tackle the annual investment allowance – the “yo-yo tax”
Small business

How your business should tackle the annual investment allowance – the “yo-yo tax”

Approach the government’s fast-changing schemes to encourage business investment with caution, says David Prosser.
16 Nov 2021
Is your business struggling to pay back Covid loans? Here's what to do
Small business

Is your business struggling to pay back Covid loans? Here's what to do

A third of small companies fear they may struggle to return state aid. Here's what to do if you're finding it hard.
3 Nov 2021
How to build a website for your business
Small business

How to build a website for your business

Using the likes of Facebook and Instagram as shopfronts for your business could prove costly, says David Prosser. Here's what to do instead.
19 Oct 2021
How small businesses can reduce their energy bills
Small business

How small businesses can reduce their energy bills

Here are the best ways to soften the impact of soaring power costs.
1 Oct 2021
Dividend payout advantages drain away for small-business owners
Small business

Dividend payout advantages drain away for small-business owners

Life is getting harder for self-employed people and small business owners paying themselves through dividends rather than a salary”
17 Sep 2021
Cybersecurity is crucial for small businesses
Small business

Cybersecurity is crucial for small businesses

Small companies tend to neglect the defence of their digital data, but the risks are very high, says David Prosser.
6 Sep 2021
Time for small businesses to pay back emergency state aid
Small business

Time for small businesses to pay back emergency state aid

Small companies struggling to repay emergency loans have several options, says David Prosser.
21 Aug 2021
Government launches final Covid support scheme for the self-employed
Small business

Government launches final Covid support scheme for the self-employed

A fifth and final round of the government’s aid scheme for the self-employed, with grants of up to £7,500, has been launched.
6 Aug 2021
How the government can give our start-up businesses a hand up
UK Economy

How the government can give our start-up businesses a hand up

Government cash might be nice, but there are better things it could do for start-up businesses, says Matthew Lynn
1 Aug 2021
Alternative finance – tap into new sources of credit for your business
Small business

Alternative finance – tap into new sources of credit for your business

Britain’s booming alternative-finance sector is a boon for small businesses, says David Prosser.
27 Jul 2021
Don’t cut corners when insuring your business
Small business

Don’t cut corners when insuring your business

Scrimping on insurance policies for your business is a false economy, says David Prosser.
13 Jul 2021