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Looking after your cash flow as a small business

Date: 14 February 2020


Six simple reasons to start a white label business

Date: 11 February 2020


Five things to consider when leasing business vehicles

Date: 7 February 2020


A professional DJ uses a high-end set of turntables equipment in a nightclub.

Six steps to pursuing a career as a DJ

The road to becoming a professional DJ can be a long and challenging one - but the rewards are worth the work. How to set off in the right direction.

Date: 6 February 2020 By:

A group of business colleagues discuss how to market their start-up venture.

Five great ways to get your name and brand out there

No matter how amazing your offering, if people don’t know about what you do, your business is doomed to fail. Some ideas for spreading the word.

Date: 30 January 2020 By:

A digital lock icon on a circuit board showing that data is protected - data security concept.

Don't let your start up get caught out by GDPR

Complying with data protection rules can feel like walking through a minefield. Three tips to help your business stay on the right side of the law.

Date: 28 January 2020 By:

A female coffee shop owner looks to expand her operation into new markets.

Think big: How to unlock new areas of your market

Although you’re trading, that doesn’t mean you’ve fully exploited your market. Some areas you might be ignoring, and how to harness their potential.

Date: 24 January 2020 By:

A tradesperson smiles whilst taking a phone booking for another job

Three golden rules to help you convert 90% of your leads

Three golden rules to help tradespeople convert more leads and win more business

Date: 23 January 2020 By:

An overseas national manages his UK business bank account online and through a mobile app.

UK business bank accounts - your options as a non-resident

If you’re doing business in the UK but not a resident, it might still make sense to get a UK bank account to simplify your financial life. Here’s how.

Date: 21 January 2020 By:

Two business colleagues share data securely using a virtual data room.

Four benefits of using a virtual data room

While you can lock hard-copy files in a secure room, you can’t do the same for digital ones. How a virtual data room can keep your business data safe.

Date: 21 January 2020 By:

A successful blogger works from a coffee shop and earns money from sponsored posts.

Get paid for blogging - what you need to know

Blogging has become a legitimate career path, with people all over the world making a living from their site. Some tips on making it work for you.

Date: 20 January 2020 By:

A construction site manager struggles with the pressure and stress of work

Banishing the blues: Protecting the mental health of employees

Up to 30% of employees will experience a mental health problem in any one year. Workplace measures can help identify and reduce mental health issues.

Date: 15 January 2020 By:

A young entrepreneur sets up her first business in a home office.

Invoicing basics: Set up your start up for success

To be successful, your start up needs a solid foundation of efficient systems in place. A great place to start is with your invoicing - read more.

Date: 9 January 2020 By:

Photo looking down on people working in an open plan coworking space

Open plan coworking spaces: the most productive solution for your business?

The popularity of coworking spaces is undeniable but they're not without their pitfalls. Todor Madzharov of MEAVO shares six coworking considerations.

Date: 7 January 2020 By:

A UK self assessment tax return form for the financial year 2018-19.

Self assessment tax return tips: filling in the form fast

If you haven’t submitted a self assessment before, it can be a tricky experience - and you’ll need to allow more time than you think. Three pro tips.

Date: 6 January 2020 By:

A cheerful entrepreneur relaxes after completing her self assessment tax return with time to spare.

Five tips for avoiding self assessment panic

Are you one of those who leaves their online tax return till the very last possible moment? Save yourself the stress this year with these simple tips.

Date: 6 January 2020 By:


Podcast - exporting and the role of export finance

Interview with David Priestley, Head of Export Finance Managers at UKEF and Adam Castleton CEO of Startle about the challenges of exporting and obtaining export finance.

Date: 17 December 2019 By:

Smiling employees unpack their boxes full of work equipment in a smart new office.

From start-up to "start again": do you need a whole new office?

From UK business hubs to European hotspots, a new location could give your business a new lease of life. Why a fresh start might be just the thing.

Date: 16 December 2019 By:

A female entrepreneur sets her business goals for the coming year.

How to achieve your business goals in 2020

No matter what industry you’re in, the business landscape is a volatile one. The key areas to concentrate on for success in the coming year.

Date: 11 December 2019 By:

A happy bearded African businessman reads a blog feed

Ten things we learned from the Donut blogs in 2019

The Donut Blogs have shared many great tips and nuggets of small business advice. We share ten things you could have learned from the blogs in 2019.

Date: 6 December 2019 By: