Online business


Independent shops ‘open’ to idea of online sales tax

Independent retailers write to chancellor Rishi Sunak saying they are open to the idea, supported by big chains such as Tesco, Sainsbury and Waterstones

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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


Shoppers spend more with firms online than in-person – study

People commonly spend more if they shop with a small business online than they would if they were to spend with them in-person

Getting Online

3 things small businesses should know to successfully sell online

To help businesses that have launched over the past year, GoDaddy has a masterclass on reaching customers and selling your products online

Business Technology

How to create an online booking system

For small businesses that are scouting out online booking systems, we've gathered some of the best on the market.

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

Getting Online

Get your business online with this 7-step action plan

In partnership with the UK Domain, we explain the 7 steps you need to take to get your business online.

Getting Online

Get your business online in four easy steps

In partnership with the UK Domain, here's a look at how you can start building a website for your small business.

Getting Online

The essential guide to starting and growing an online business

In this guide, in association with the UK Domain by Nominet, we provide key tips to get the most from your money when both starting and growing your online operation.

Business Ideas & Planning

Pre-revenue business: Nic Pillow, CEO of Rhizome Live

In a new series on firms with minimal sales, we speak to Nic Pillow at Rhizome Live about the development of its online learning platform.


British Small Business Awards winners: Harriet Mears of Secret Linen Store

At last year's British Small Business Awards, Harriet Mears and her sister Molly won the Online Business of the Year gong for their company, Secret Linen Store. Harriet talks to SmallBusiness.co.uk about how the company has grown since they won the award.

Success stories

Entrepreneur Q&A: Andrea Guzzoni of Rentuu equipment supply

Online equipment rental accounts for just 0.05 per cent of market share, with the majority of firms existing offline. Andrea Guzzoni talks about challenging this bygone business model with his rental website, Rentuu.

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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