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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.

Moving bank accounts

Are you still getting a good deal, and just as importantly, good support from your bank? If not, it could benefit your business to switch banks. The money your business spends on banking can add up over the year – all money better off helping your business. You could pay for a business mobile phone, buy new software or even a new PC with the money saved.

Small Business Banking

Small Business Banking

Business bank account checklist

Charges and services vary a great deal from bank to bank so it pays to do your homework and find out what suits you and your business.

Small Business Banking

Keep your cash flowing

Without wanting to overstate the obvious, cash is the lifeblood of your business. Running out of it could finish you off. Cash flow is the balance of all the money flowing in and out of your business and forecasting it will make you better prepared for peaks and troughs throughout the year

Accounts & Tax

Find an accountant

When you run a business, you are legally required to keep certain financial records, like tax returns and VAT details. You might decide to do some of this yourself, but you need to weigh up the cost of a professional accountant against the time and potential headaches it could cause you.

Accounts & Tax

Income tax, National Insurance and VAT

Red tape is a necessary evil in all businesses, so you need to make sure you’re on top of it. Tax, National Insurance and VAT are an everyday part of thousands of businesses across the country.

Accounts & Tax

PAYE for sole traders

If operating as a sole trader, profits (or losses) will be taxed under Income Tax rules and you can continue working in employment under PAYE (Pay As You Earn).

Accounts & Tax

Avoid tax return errors

The tax return deadline is looming and it’s important to get your forms back before 31 January, but it’s also important to get it right and avoid making these common mistakes.

Accounts & Tax

Completing your tax return

With the clock ticking on the deadline for submitting your tax return this month, Ian Abrey, tax partner at Mazars advisory group provides timely details of extra last minute things you should remember – in addition to submitting the return before 31 January!

Small Business Banking

What banks can do for your business

Business banking is a fiercely competitive market and high street banks now offer added-value services to small and medium-sized enterprises.

Accounts & Tax

Christmas cash flow tips

As shown by a recent Smallbusiness.co.uk poll Christmas can be a difficult time for small businesses as sales fall away over the festive period causing cash flow problems. Follow these ten golden rules to avoid financial headaches over Christmas and into the new year.

Accounts & Tax

Is commission charged to our company vatable?

Is commission charged to our company vatable?

Accounts & Tax

Avoid the pitfalls of overtrading

Is your business ready for the Christmas rush? You have a great opportunity to make the most of the annual surge in consumer spending, however, you also need to avoid seasonal excesses. Overtrading is one of these risks, where your business takes on orders and tries to fulfil them at a level that cannot be supported by working capital or current assets.

Accounts & Tax

Predicting financial ups and downs

Studies show that one of the main causes of business problems is lack of one specific type of planning: financial forecasting. Don't miss this advice out how to look into the future.

Small Business Banking

How to set up website payments for customers

How you set up website payments for customers depends on how many transactions you’re processing and whether you have an existing card processing relationship with a bank.

Masterclass Series

The funding landscape

This article from Tracc looks at the changing funding landscape and how business owners can improve their chance to secure funding themselves

Partner content

5 tools to help monetise your content in 2022

We explore five online tools that you can use to help you monetise your content in 2022

Partner content

Tooling up for hybrid

Equipping your people with the best technologies for the hybrid workplace

Partner content

Securing your business in the hybrid workplace

Ensure your business is prepared for the increasing threat of cybercrime