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E-commerce

As e-commerce continues to develop and grow in importance as part of the UK retail sector (posting double digit growth every year in both consumer and B2B spending figures) it also becomes more complex. This section offers expert advice and guidance on how to ensure your small business can make the most of the opportunities available with case studies, stories and comparisons of the best e-commerce platforms available on the market.

Accounts & Tax

The EU VAT e-commerce package: how accounting can help

The EU is expanding the ‘one-stop’ system for reporting and paying VAT across the bloc to include all distance sales of services and intracommunity sale of goods. The updated schemes are together known as the EU VAT E-commerce Package. What does it mean for UK businesses and how can you adapt?

Alternative finance

Forward Advances wants to lend £250m to small businesses by 2023

Forward Advances is the latest merchant cash advance provider to enter UK market alongside PayPal, eBay and Clearbanc

Export & Logistics

Small businesses selling into EU face £180m in extra red tape costs

An estimated 26,000 microbusiness sellers who sell into Europe will be dragged into registering for VAT for the first time

Finding and selling to customers

5 ways to make your website more friendly for older customers

Older shoppers spend £320bn each year, yet online sellers pay little attention to them. Paul Gray, marketing director of online fashion retailer Chums, chases the grey pound

Finding and selling to customers

5 tips to maximise Black Friday sales during lockdown

This year’s Black Friday takes place on November 27. How can you maximise online sales while your business is in lockdown?

Accounts & Tax

As predicted, Amazon passes on 2% sales tax onto small businesses

Amazon tells small businesses selling through its platform that it is increasing its fees by 2 per cent to cover cost of Government digital sales tax

Accounts & Tax

Small businesses may have to pay 2% online sales tax

Rishi Sunak considering tax on online sales to help high street as part of wider review into business rates reform

The Start-Up Series

What winning The Start-Up Series meant for me – Nick James, Bedfolk

Nick and Jo James, co-founders of online bedding company Bedfolk, sold their flat to fund their online bedding business. Here Nick talks about what difference winning the Start-Up Series has made and why getting into bed with Worth Capital was so important

Getting Online

Bring your small business online to survive coronavirus – Itzik Levy Q&A

Coronavirus is creating new challenges to the survival of small businesses. vcita CEO Itzik Levy shares his advice on making it through

Running a Business

Coronavirus small business diary – Stitch & Story CEO Jennifer Lam

Stitch & Story, a digital knitting and crafts brand, saw its online sales jump by nearly 1,000% when lockdown was announced – only for its warehouse to announce it was shutting its doors

Business Technology

7 tricks to help boost your website sales

Nudging your customer as they visit your site with timely taps on the shoulder can boost your website sales. Ennis Al-Saiegh says it’s all about personalisation.

Accounts & Tax

Amazon warns small business will pay price for Digital Services Tax

Internet giant could pass cost of 2% digital tax imposed by Conservative government onto small business, just as it has done in France

Partner content

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

Partner content

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?

Partner content

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

Partner content

London & Partners Q&A — driving growth in the London startup ecosystem

In this Q&A, we explore how London & Partners' Business Growth Programme is driving economic growth and inclusion in the London startup scene