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Accounting

The accounts section, brought to you in partnership with Sage, features in-depth guides and features for UK small businesses and start-ups needing advice on how to manage company accounts, including topics such as cash flow management, late payment, bad debts and bookkeeping.

What are virtual cards and should you be using them in your business?

The team at Airwallex explain what virtual cards are along with six ways that they can benefit your small business

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What the off-payroll U-turn means if you’re self-employed

Chancellor Kwasi Kwarteng made a shock announcement in the mini-Budget last Friday. The Government will repeal off-payroll working legislation from April 2023. Here’s what it means for freelance contractors

Accounting

6 of the best payment systems for accepting US dollars

If you have a lot of customers Stateside, you'll want them to be able to pay in US dollars. We look at the best payment systems for USD.

Accounting

How to manage your accounts as a small business

Everything you need to know about preparing your financials in the early stages of business.

Accounting

Help to Grow: Digital – how can it help my business?

UPDATED: Government offers discounts of up to £5,000 for digital accounting, customer relationship management (CRM) and eCommerce software from approved providers

Accounting

The basics of cash flow forecasts for small businesses

We take a look at the basics of cash flow forecasts for small businesses. By reading it, you’ll have everything you need to get started.

Accounting

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

Accounting

What small businesses should know about Company Voluntary Arrangements 

Andrew Jagger, associate director at Moorfields, explains all you need to know about when and why to use a CVA if your business is in distress. However, there are new alternatives you should consider

Accounting

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

Accounting

What small businesses should know about Company Voluntary Arrangements 

Andrew Jagger, associate director at Moorfields, explains all you need to know about when and why to use a CVA if your business is in distress. However, there are new alternatives you should consider

Accounting

The top five accountancy errors made by small businesses

Emily Coltman lists five mistakes small businesses make with accounting and how to avoid unnecessary accountancy errors

Accounting

How to help your staff avoid National Insurance hike

From today both employers and staff face a 10% increase in the amount they pay each month in National Insurance contributions. But there is a way to help your staff avoid today's National Insurance contribution increase

Accounting

What happens when your business is subjected to a PAYE audit 

Ercan Demiralay, partner at Wellers, offers his advice on what businesses need to know when the taxman visits to inspect your payroll records

Accounting

The importance of credit control 

Keep your small business cash flowing through this handy guide to best-practice credit control

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5 things every small business owner needs to know before starting

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What is professional indemnity insurance?

Professional indemnity insurance provides cover if somebody sues your business and they allege that your advice caused financial loss or damaged their brand. It’s not just for accountants and lawyers but for anyone offering a personal service, even web designers

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Benefits of switching to the right business bank account

We've teamed up with the Current Account Switch Service to explain the benefits of switching your business bank account.

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Business Companion: a reliable voice in the misinformation age

Business Companion is a one-stop-shop for accurate and up-to-date legal guidance, whatever sector you’re in — and it’s all completely free