Adam was Editor of SmallBusiness.co.uk from 2006 to 2008 and prior to that was staff writer on sister publication BusinessXL Magazine.

Sole trader

Can you register twice as a sole trader?

Is it possible for me to have more than one business? I currently operate a small business as a haulier but I would like to commence a separate business as a landscape gardener.

Investing in a franchise

Franchising ‘can bring returns within the first few months’

People new to business should consider starting a franchise before starting up their own business alone, it has been claimed.

Business management

Ten essential small business links

At SmallBusiness.co.uk we receive a staggering number of questions from entrepreneurs and those looking to start their own business about the particulars of forming a company, registering an idea or name, grants and keeping ahead of the barrage of legislative changes that SME managers and owners face.

Employing & managing staff

Seven ways to beat stress

Michael Jackson, chairman of leading technology venture capitalist Elderstreet Investments, gives SmallBusiness.co.uk his tips for dealing with stress.

Success stories

Starting up later in life

By 2042, almost a quarter of people living in the UK will be aged 65 or older, up from 18 per cent in 2016. The number of people aged over 70 who are in full- or part-time employment is steadily rising too, with around one in 12 of those still working compared to one in 22 working 10 years ago. Is starting your own business another option?

Legal advice

Negotiation: turning up the heat

Chris Ingram started CIA in 1976 with 3 people and £10,000. It grew into Tempus Group and was sold for over £430 million. He talks to SmallBusiness.co.uk about negotiating.

Legal advice

How to negotiate

Running a successful company requires negotiating prowess. When it comes to getting the best deal for contracts, ensure you're not letting yourself down.

Alternative finance

The facts about asset based finance

The commercial finance industry promises entrepreneurs a fast track to growth. SmallBusiness.co.uk talks to borrowers and lenders about the rewards and risks of asset based finance.

Buying and selling a company

How to sell your business

Executing a slick full business exit takes preparation, thick skin and bags of raw cunning. SmallBusiness.co.uk finds out how to avoid the pitfalls and get the best price.

Buying and selling a company

The seven deadly sins of exits

Greed, pride, and an array of other human weaknesses can get in the way of a good exit. SmallBusiness.co.uk speaks to entrepreneurs about their triumphs and regrets in selling their businesses.

Small Business Banking

Maximising business banking

A little relationship building can go a long way when it comes to you and your chosen bank. SmallBusiness.co.uk finds out how.

Business Loans

Debt versus equity finance

Choosing between debt or equity finance, or a mixture of the two, could be the most important business decision you ever make. SmallBusiness.co.uk speaks to entrepreneurs, financiers and advisers about the pros and cons of each.