About

Henry Williams is a freelance journalist specialising in small business topics, such as Making Tax Digital.

Small Business Insurance

Business insurance: Everything you need to know

Insurance offers vital protection from the crippling costs of a claim against your business. But which insurance do you actually need and which is merely optional?

Business Ideas & Planning

Best business ideas for 2024: Third culture cuisine  

Anyone with even a passing interest in the UK’s culinary scene will know that most food trends rise and fall as fast as a soufflé. But third culture cuisine looks set to stay in 2024.

Business Ideas & Planning

Best business ideas for 2024: Holistic pet care 

From pet massage to supplements, holistic pet care offers a goldmine of opportunities for entrepreneurs with a fondness for furry friends...

Business Ideas & Planning

Best business ideas for 2024: How to make money with ChatGPT

How are workers, organisations, and entrepreneurs using ChatGPT today? And, more pertinently, how can you use it to make money in 2024? 

Taking payments as a small business

How to take a card payment over the phone using a virtual terminal

If you have a telephone, an internet connection, a merchant account, and a virtual terminal, you can start taking payments over the phone today

Smart Energy GB

5 benefits for your business of getting a smart meter you might not know

Taking payments as a small business

How to set up a POS system for your small business

Find out how to set up and get the most out of a POS system for your retail or hospitality business

Smart Energy GB

How to get more control over your business budgeting 

Business Technology

How to find the cheapest merchant services for your small business

We explain the various fees charged by merchant services providers, and compare top providers to help you find one that offers your business the best value

Business Technology

HR support services for small business: What are the benefits?

You don't need to hire a whole human resources team for your small business – here's how HR support services could benefit your company.

Making Tax Digital

Basis Period Reform and Making Tax Digital: Everything you need to know 

Who will be affected by the basis period reform? How will the new system work? And what do you need to do to prepare? We explain all

Accounting

Sole traders and VAT

Whether you pass the VAT threshold or register for VAT voluntarily, we explain everything you need to know about Value Added Tax