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Business Ideas & Planning

Example business plans

Where can I find an example of a business plan?

Office & home working

Top tips for finding your first office space

Here, we look at the perks of serviced offices, often seen as a flexible option for young businesses.

Sole trader

Employing people as a sole trader

We take a look at the procedures around employing people as a sole trader.

Small Business Insurance

What you need to negotiate chauffeur insurance

We look at what what you need to know about starting your own chauffeur business, including risks and negotiating a deal on your insurance.

Office & home working

Social media problems: how to avoid these five issues in the workplace

Alan Price outlines five key social media problems in the workplace and how to avoid them.

Accounts & Tax

Balance sheet template

Here, Lee Murphy of Pandle explains how to create a balance sheet and shares a template that you can use to get started.

Finding and selling to customers

How to price your services

Pricing your services can be the most complex part of the marketing process. What are you worth? How do you justify your rates or prices? There is a lot to think about. Read this guide from marketing specialist and Q&A panel expert Jackie Jarvis.

Accounts & Tax

Ways to cope with corporation tax

Corporation tax can cause a big headache for SMEs. Read our guide on how to pay HMRC its tax on the wealth you create.

Accounts & Tax

Guide to chasing money you are owed

Customers not paying on time can be fatal for a small business so use these tips to successfully chase those reluctant to pay up.

Business management

Leadership training and how it worked for owner-managers

Steve Kempster draws on the experiences and lessons learnt from an owner-manager leadership training programme.

Business Technology

Setting up card payments for retail and online selling

Nowadays, we all take card payments for granted, both in the high street and online. For most businesses, being able to accept card payments is a necessity. The following checklist covers the main things to consider when setting up card payments.

Office & home working

How to create the best conditions for efficient home working

Getting a consistent schedule going can make all the difference for the people who try home working.

Partner content

Funding options for the water supply, sewerage and waste management sector

The guys over at Funding Options explain what finance is available to firms in the water supply, sewerage and waste management sector

Partner content

Can businesses save money on CBILS repayment costs by refinancing for a RLS loan?

Your business could save money on CBILS repayments by refinancing for an RLS loan – Funding Options tells us how

Partner content

What is professional indemnity insurance?

Professional indemnity insurance provides cover if somebody sues your business and they allege that your advice caused financial loss or damaged their brand. It’s not just for accountants and lawyers but for anyone offering a personal service, even web designers

Partner content

What is public liability insurance, and does it cover Covid-19 claims?

Public liability insurance can cover your small business if a third party has an accident or injury. But does public liability insurance cover claims made against your business arising from Covid-19?