Questions & Answers

Theo Paphitis 6 micro business tips Q&A

Here are six micro business tips that came out of our Twitter Q&A with Dragons’ Den TV star Theo Paphitis

Accounts & Tax

Halt rollout of Making Tax Digital to smallest businesses, urge MPs

MPs question forcing the smallest microbusinesses to adopt expensive accounting software, say small businesses have hurt enough already

Running a Business

5 winning traits 5 top entrepreneurs all have in common

Tony Robinson has interviewed hundreds of business owners about what makes them a success. Here he shares 5 traits common to all successful entrepreneurs


Rishi Sunak eyes offering 100% guaranteed loans for microbusinesses

As many of 1m microbusinesses could benefit from 100% guaranteed loans and overdrafts for up to £25,000 per small business

Taking payments as a small business

40% of the UK’s micro businesses do not accept card payments

This is despite digital payments being the preferred way to pay for 47pc of shoppers


Britain has the 4th highest number of micro-businesses per capita

Vistaprint’s Global Micro-Business Impact Report investigates the importance micro-businesses have to the global economy.

Employing & managing staff

Microbusiness staff are the most engaged, study finds

New research suggests that staff working for the smallest businesses in the UK are the most engaged with the wellbeing of the company.

Business management

Micro Business of the Year: Handrail Creations interview

Kenny Macfarlane, managing director of Handrail Creations and winner of the Micro Business of the Year at the British Small Business Awards, tells us what winning the award means to him.


Why running a micro business needn’t mean huge financial targets 

Entrepreneur Tina Boden discusses why sometimes it's best for owners of modestly-sized companies to keep their dreams small.

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4 small business functions that must be automated for greater profits

Can technology help you create more efficient business models? In this article, we explore how you can use technology to boost your business

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It’s time the UK’s small businesses got the seamless communications and collaboration tools they need

Why seamless collaboration is crucial for UK small businesses and what tools can help

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Flexible work is making cybersecurity tougher for UK SMBs. It’s time they got the tools, and the platform, to defend themselves

The cybersecurity landscape for small businesses and the tips and tools that can help

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How to enhance your customer and employee experiences using Uber Vouchers

This article explains how Uber Vouchers can enhance both your customer and employee experience