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Outlook

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.

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?

Blog

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

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.

Blog

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

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