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Financing

The financing channel looks at the different small business funding options available to start-up companies and established SME businesses looking to grow. Read a wealth of guides and tips to help manage your accounts and cash flow better, views on the future of business banking and where to source alternative finance.

Best small business loans in the UK

We explore whether a loan is the right finance option for you along with some of the best small business loans in the UK market

Business Loans

Business Loans

How to get a business loan in 5 steps

Follow this 5-step plan if you want to secure a loan for your small business. There is a wealth of high-street banks and alternative SME lenders to choose from.

Government Grants

Small business energy grants – what’s available

Whether you want to install an electric car charging station, replace your old boiler with a heat pump or just replace draughty windows, you can apply for a range of energy grants

Accounting

How to manage your accounts and bookkeeping as a sole trader

Accounting

Self-employed allowable expenses you can claim

Accounting

Is it worth hiring an accountant as a small business?

Accounting

What is payment on account and how do I pay it?

Accounting

How to spend less time on accounting and payroll

Accounting

What is payment on account and how do I pay it?

Accounting

How to spend less time on accounting and payroll

Accounting

Mileage allowance in the UK – what is it and how does it work?

You can claim back hours spent on the road for your small business, whether you’re an employee or self-employed. What are the rules around mileage allowance?

Accounting

Small business bookkeeping software

Bookkeeping is something every small business needs to keep on top of. So, what is the best bookkeeping software for your small business? We compare 7 of the best for keeping track of income and expenditure

Tax

Self-employed hit with interest rate hike on overdue tax bills

HMRC imposes 7.5% interest rate on overdue self-employed tax bills from Monday, July 31

Business Loans

What is a working capital loan for your business?

A working capital loan can cover your short-term operational needs, whether that’s payroll, rent and any debt repayments. They are especially useful for seasonal businesses.

Partner content

Streamlining document management for your small business

David Malan, sales director of DocuWare for the UK and Ireland, explains how the platform can streamline your document management

Business Loans

A guide to getting a small business loan

Everything you need to know on what small business loans are and what types of loan are available for your business.

Partner content

Why you need a business bank account

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5 things every small business owner needs to know before starting

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