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Small Business Questions and Answers – responses to all the queries a small business owner would need answered

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

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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

Business Loans

How do I apply for a Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan?

How to apply for the new Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan scheme to help small business survive during the COVID-19 outbreak

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Coronavirus government Statutory Sick Pay Rebate Scheme – how to apply

Find out how you can apply for the Statutory Sick Pay Rebate Scheme to recover the costs of employees shielding, sick or self-isolating

Business management

How to wind up a small business – a step-by-step guide

With two out of five SMEs already closed, and many more contemplating ruin, insolvency practitioner John Bell offers to step-by-step guide to winding up your small business

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How to ask for a commercial rent freeze from your landlord

Now that the government has forced leisure and hospitality businesses to close, with shops soon to follow, do you have to keep paying rent to your commercial landlord?

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How do I get the government £3,000 coronavirus grant?

The Treasury has announced a £3,000 grant for businesses that do not pay business rates to help them survive the coronavirus pandemic – how do you apply for it?

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Scottish government launches small business coronavirus helpline

The Scottish government has launched a helpline for small businesses coping with the unfolding coronavirus pandemic

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Small Business Minister Kelly Tolhurst – ‘Tech is key to solving productivity’

Small Business Minister Kelly Tolhurst talks to Smallbusiness.co.uk about late payments, productivity and what to expect from the Business Finance Council

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Norah Coelho of PayPal Q&A: ‘Getting access to finance is incredibly important’

PayPal Working Capital has seen a 60 per cent spike in UK small business lending year-on-year. Norah Coelho tells Small Business how it works.

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Entrepreneur Q&A: Jonathan Papworth, director of Person Centred Software

Jonathan Papworth is the co-founder and director of Person Centred Software, a firm who specialises in software for social care workers.

Office & home working

Small Business Q&A with Sanj Mahal, CEO and Founder of AndCo

There's now another option for freelancers when working away from home. Here, we talk to AndCo's founder and try out the platform ourselves.

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Associate wants to carry out work under my company name

I've been approached by an associate with a pipeline of work he wants to carry out under my company name. He will be paid on results only, create his own workload and be autonomous but use my company email address/business cards. Will he be considered self-employed or an employee?

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Can businesses save money on CBILS repayment costs by refinancing for a RLS loan?

Your business could save money on CBILS repayments by refinancing for an RLS loan – Funding Options tells us how

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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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What is public liability insurance, and does it cover Covid-19 claims?

Public liability insurance can cover your small business if a third party has an accident or injury. But does public liability insurance cover claims made against your business arising from Covid-19?

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Business insurance everything you need to know

Every small business may need to be insured at some level. But which policies are must-haves, and which are optional? Edward Murray guides you through the maze