Michael Somerville

Getting Online

How do I build a website for my small business?

If you don't know where to begin when it comes to building a website for your small business, take a look at these tips.

Accounts & Tax

Tax relief and fintech could help self-employed to save more into pension

Government is adapting its strategy to deal with self-employed pension crisis.


Tech business owners warn of Brexit threat to their sector

The letter, signed by small business tech owners, says leaving the EU means companies face a risk of becoming hard to create and fund.

Employing & managing staff

Eight employment law changes to consider in 2019

The gender pay gap, minimum wage levels and pension contributions will require increased attention by employers in 2019


Watch our new animated videos on valuing your business and managing your accounts

Our three minute animated video will show you as a business owner how you can accurately value your business.

Buying and selling a company

Here are 14 negotiating tips you need to know when buying a business

If you decide that buying an existing business is preferable to starting your own then you'll need to haggle to secure the very best deal. Your negotiation strategy could then be the key to future prosperity.

Business Loans

Thousands of small businesses just got a better chance of getting funded

The peer-to-peer loan market will now be more available to smaller firms.

Business Ideas & Planning

The essential guide to setting up a pop-up shop in the UK

In this guide we explain the key things small businesses need to consider when setting up a pop-up shop in the UK.

Office & home working

Why are you spending thousands on your office refit?

Here, we talk to a tech start up that improved a key room and saved thousands of pounds in the process.


Goldman Sachs offering free programme to help small businesses succeed

Investment bank behemoth is offering a free programme for small businesses in the UK – here's how you apply.


Lack of managerial skill ’causes problems for staff’

Bad management can lead to stress and other problems for employees, according to an employment expert.


2018 British Small Business Awards winners revealed

The winners of the British Small Business Awards 2018 have been announced.

Partner content

How to prepare for business growth in 2022

The team at Funding Options explain how to prepare for business growth in 2022

Partner content

Tide to empower small businesses to optimise cash flow with insights tool

Tide is introducing a Cashflow Insights tool to help small businesses mitigate delays in payment and improve their credit score

Partner content

Business Current Account Masterclass

Tune into the Masterclass from the Current Account Switch Service to find out why you should switch your business account pronto

Partner content

How should I select my business broadband provider?

As with any supplier, it’s important to do your research and ask important questions before you select a broadband provider for your business. But what are the must-have things you should take into consideration?