Online Business

Articles, guides and news on the topic of buying and selling of goods and services through online platforms, websites, and digital marketplaces. Online businesses can take various forms, including online retail stores, digital marketplaces, subscription services, and more.

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.


Make sure your online start-up complies with consumer law with Business Companion

Get clued up on your trading obligations as an online business with this free resource from the Government-backed Business Companion

Getting Online

Your guide to starting an online business

A survey of small and micro-businesses found businesses with a website were 51 per cent more likely to grow than those without

Business Ideas & Planning

Top five online businesses you can start today

Ground-breaking companies have been founded in garages, dorm rooms and home offices. Here are five online business ideas for inspiration

Business Ideas & Planning

Starting up your online business

Smallbusiness.co.uk offers some top tips for entrepreneurs looking to set up an online business venture.


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

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

Nominations open to join UK Domain Leaders programme

Entrepreneurs who have made the most of their online business offering can enter the UK Domain Leaders programme – we show you how.

Getting Online

Top 8 reasons why your business should get online today

In partnership with the UK Domain, we tell you eight reasons why you should get your small business online.

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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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Benefits of switching to the right business bank account

We've teamed up with the Current Account Switch Service to explain the benefits of switching your business bank account.

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Business Companion: a reliable voice in the misinformation age

Business Companion is a one-stop-shop for accurate and up-to-date legal guidance, whatever sector you’re in — and it’s all completely free

Finding and selling to customers

How Amazon Ads is supporting entrepreneurs

Digital ad campaigns aren't just for big businesses. Here's why you should be considering it...