About

Anna is Senior Reporter, covering topics affecting SMEs such as grant funding, managing employees and the day-to-day running of a business.

Small Business Insurance

What insurance do I need for my beautician business?

We help you to scope out what insurance you need as a beautician as well as the need-to-know extras and restrictions.

News

Spring Budget 2024 – what’s in it for small businesses?

Here are the Chancellor's Spring Budget 2024 announcements that affect small businesses, including a rise in the VAT threshold and another NI cut for the self-employed

Finding and selling to customers

What you should do if Amazon withholds your funds

Hundreds of small business sellers have had their funds withheld by Amazon. Here's what to do if it happens to you

Government Grants

Applying for a small business grant – everything you need to know

We'll take you through what type of small business grant you should apply for, how to prepare and how to increase your chance of success.

Small Business Insurance

Event planner business insurance – requirements, extras and exclusions

Are you an event planner in need of business insurance? Find out what you need, what extras could be useful and restrictions you should know

Podcasts

Listen to our Small Business Snippets podcast

Here's an introduction to Small Business Snippets, the podcast from SmallBusiness.co.uk.

Finding and selling to customers

Which card payment machine should I get for my small business?

Find out the benefits of taking card payments along with some of the best card machines for your small business' needs

Business Ideas & Planning

Best business ideas for 2024: AI consultant

An AI consultant can advise on what AI platforms and tools are out there, which is a service that's highly in-demand in 2024

Business Ideas & Planning

Best business ideas for 2024: Private chef

Becoming a private chef is an especially good business idea if you live in a city and can easily reach clientele who have disposable income. Find out more now

Business Ideas & Planning

Best business ideas for 2024: Day nursery

Childcare is an ongoing, costly challenge for parents. A nursery business can be a lifeline and, can come in many forms, offering a wide range of business opportunities

Blog

Edinburgh pop-up shop winner #3 – Woven Whisky

Pete Allison, co-founder of blended whisky firm, Woven Whisky, talks to Small Business about their pop-up shop win

Blog

Edinburgh pop-up shop winner #2 – Still Life

Ruby Friel, founder of gifts and homewares brand, Still Life, talks to Small Business about her pop-up shop win