Henry Williams

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

Taking payments as a small business

The 6 best POS systems for bars and pubs in 2022

Whether you serve cocktails or craft ales, check out our pick of the best POS systems that can help to boost efficiency and revenue

Taking payments as a small business

High risk merchant accounts: What you need to know

If you’re a new business, you have a bad credit rating, or your industry is considered risky, you may need a high risk merchant account in order to take card payments.

Making Tax Digital

What is the HMRC penalty system for Making Tax Digital?

HMRC’s new penalty regime is intended to be fairer and less severe in order to promote more timely submissions. We explain how it works and when it comes into force

Accounts & Tax

The importance of financial reporting for small business owners

We explain the three key financial statements and how you can use them to spot trends, improve cash flow and manage debt

Taking payments as a small business

What is a merchant account and how do you open one?

What exactly is a merchant account? How much do they cost? And do you need one to take card payments? We answer these questions and more

Taking payments as a small business

Global payment services for small businesses: how to avoid higher fees

Global ambition doesn’t have to come at a high price - here are three international payment solutions that can help to cut the costs of doing business overseas.

Taking payments as a small business

Taking payments online for ecommerce businesses

There are countless ways for an ecommerce business to accept online payments. We explain your best options.

Making Tax Digital

Making Tax Digital for VAT: 6 simple tips to get your business ready

Is your business ready for Making Tax Digital for VAT? From 1 April 2022, all VAT-registered businesses must comply

Making Tax Digital

Making Tax Digital 101: a guide to MTD

Jonathan Dowden from Sage explains how MTD will affect small businesses and offers tips on how to prepare for the new digital tax system

Making Tax Digital

Making Tax Digital: what comes next?

The next stages of MTD will be mandated over the next few years, and as Sage’s Lois Laughlin tells us now is the best time to adopt digital practices

Making Tax Digital

How to use MTD to get VAT right

By April 2022, all businesses have to comply with MTD for VAT. Sage's Becca Chappell gives us the lockdown on what to expect and how to prepare

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

Partner content

4 small business functions that must be automated for greater profits

Can technology help you create more efficient business models? In this article, we explore how you can use technology to boost your business

Partner content

It’s time the UK’s small businesses got the seamless communications and collaboration tools they need

Why seamless collaboration is crucial for UK small businesses and what tools can help

Partner content

Flexible work is making cybersecurity tougher for UK SMBs. It’s time they got the tools, and the platform, to defend themselves

The cybersecurity landscape for small businesses and the tips and tools that can help

Partner content

How to enhance your customer and employee experiences using Uber Vouchers

This article explains how Uber Vouchers can enhance both your customer and employee experience