Tax-efficient ways to extract profits from your business

Here, we break down a number of tactics business owners can use to extract profit from their business with one eye on tax-efficiency at all times.


How to offset losses against PAYE as a sole trader

If, while employed and paying tax, I also set up as a sole trader, can I offset any trading losses against the PAYE I pay through my self-assessment?

Finding and selling to customers

How to find your killer Christmas product

Emily Coltman discusses how businesses can make the most of the Christmas period by finding the sweet spot between profit margin and revenue.


How to increase profitability

SmallBusiness.co.uk presents five ideas for increasing profitability and keeping your business in the black.


Business Startup: Doug Richard urges SMEs to be profit-minded

In an impromptu speech at Business Startup 2011, entrepreneur Doug Richard stressed the importance of small business owners focusing on profit over revenues.


How close is your business is to profitability?

In our survey this fortnight, we asked how close your business was to profitability. While 12 per cent of you sadly fear that you may never be profitable, the vast majority is positive about the future, with 68 per cent either already profitable or expecting to be so by next year.

Business Technology

How to grow a global creative agency in record time

Find out how creative agency, Myth Studio, used technology to grow their business and quadruple their staff count in 18 months

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Attracting and keeping top talent through Total Reward

Employment benefits specialist, Drewberry, explain why you should base your benefits around a Total Reward Strategy

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5 things every small business owner needs to know before starting

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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