Small Business Team

Questions & Answers

Theo Paphitis 6 micro business tips Q&A

Here are six micro business tips that came out of our Twitter Q&A with Dragons’ Den TV star Theo Paphitis

Finding and selling to customers

Black Friday 2021 – should your business participate?

Shopper attitudes to the annual day of mega deals are changing - but does it represent good value for small businesses? And how can you make the most of it?


How to win £4,500 to make your small business green

Government teams up with BT, SSE and NatWest to find Britain’s greenest small businesses

Questions & Answers

Liz Barclay answers your questions about late payment

Join Small Business Commissioner Liz Barclay on September 9 for a special Twitter Q&A using the hashtag #AskSBCommissioner

Sole trader

How to become a sole trader

Setting up as a self-employed sole trader is a simple way to start a business. In this guide, we show you how to do it.

Questions & Answers

Tweet your questions to FSB policy boss Craig Beaumont

Join Federation of Small Businesses chief of external affairs Craig Beaumont on July 8 for a special Twitter Q&A using the hashtag #AskFSB

The Start-Up Series

Winning the Start-Up Series – Carrie Davies, ONE Essentials

ONE Essentials is a new kind of fashion brand, where you recycle your purchase by sending it back to the manufacturer. Carrie Davies shares her vision for ethical retail

The Start-Up Series

Winning The Start-Up Series – Adrian Lawson, The Preference Hub

In a world increasingly reliant on handheld devices for deliveries and stocktaking, The Preference Hub helps enterprise-level businesses keep tabs on them

The Start-Up Series

What winning The Start-Up Series meant for me – Matt Oldham, Unizest

Unizest solves a problem for the millions of foreign workers and students who come to Britain each year, all needing a UK bank account


UK Small Business Events and Exhibitions Calendar

A diary of upcoming events of interest for UK SMEs and small business owners. We have listed out each event or exhibition, telling you what each one is about and also where and when all the events are.

Government Grants

Where to find your small business coronavirus grant

Here we provide a round-up of UK local authorities with links to their register pages for small business coronavirus grants.


Small Business named as a top blog in coronavirus journalism awards

Small business website achieves record readership, with 1.3m owner-managers turning to the site for industry news in March

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?