About

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

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Benefits of switching to the right business bank account

In case you were in any doubt, here are five key benefits of switching your business bank account – and how to make the switch.

Business Technology

Best payment processors for UK small businesses -11 of the best

What's the best payment system for your small business? We review 11 of the best payment processors for UK SMEs

Taking payments as a small business

Are there any free card readers for small businesses?

Cutting costs is a key focus for a lot of small businesses at the moment. Here are the card readers at the lowest price – purchase or rental

Business Ideas & Planning

Should I go sole trader, partnership or limited company?

We explore different types of company formation – sole trader, partnership, limited liability partnership and limited company

Getting Online

‘We’d been wiped off the face of the internet’ – what to do if you lose your domain

Pedram Mershahi, co-founder of Kloris CBD, talks about the struggle of having his domain suspended - find out what to do if you lose your domain

Advice

Should you register as a sole trader or a limited company?

Mart Abramov, CEO of TaxScouts, shares the positives and negatives of being a sole trader or a limited company, so you can make the best choice for your growing business.

Business Technology

The best CRM system for your micro business

A customer relationship management (CRM) system can really help your micro business to grow. We take a look at key features and platforms.

Podcasts

George North: ‘It’s all about the small adjustments’

In this episode of Small Business Snippets, Anna Jordan meets George North, pro rugby player and co-founder of cafe, Baffle Haus

Business management

Blue Monday and employee morale: moving beyond the gimmick

Blue Monday is often disregarded, but it can be helpful in improving your employees' morale throughout the year.

Funding your small business

150 UK small business grants to apply for right now – UPDATED

In need of some funding for your small business? These grants should give you a boost, wherever you're based in the UK

Marketing

AI marketing tools for your business

Mull over the pros and cons of AI marketing tools and find out what platforms could work for your small business

News

Business exporting drops to 8-year low

The proportion of firms actively exporting goods and services has fallen to a 31 per cent low, according to the latest industry data