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Outlook

Future of small business is local, personal and about data

Data and working from home are going to transform small businesses, and the SME owner-director needs to be ahead of that curve

Employing & managing staff

What the Uber ruling means for your small business

The Supreme Court has ruled that some Uber drivers are workers and not self-employed, entitling them to statutory pay and paid holidays. What this means is that many sole traders could also now qualify paid holidays and other benefits from companies that use them

Employing & managing staff

How to deal with sexual harassment in your small business

What should you do if an employee tells you their being sexually harassed by a work colleague? What should you do? And how much could you lose if you handle sexual harassment badly?

Business Loans

How do I apply for a Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan?

How to apply for the new Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan scheme to help small business survive during the COVID-19 outbreak

News

What new Covid restrictions mean for small business

Retailers could be fined if they don’t wear facemasks, while pubs and restaurants must shut by 10pm. New rules to be in place for at least six months

Outlook

How to reopen your small business post lockdown – what we know so far

How to reopen your small business - a SmallBusiness.co.uk guide to reopening your small business post coronavirus lockdown. All the official guidance so far

Questions & Answers

Coronavirus government Statutory Sick Pay Rebate Scheme – how to apply

Find out how you can apply for the Statutory Sick Pay Rebate Scheme to recover the costs of employees shielding, sick or self-isolating

Business management

Coronavirus small business diary – Alessandro Savelli, Pasta Evangelists

When the pandemic hit, artisanal pasta delivery start-up Pasta Evangelists was forced to scale up - and fast

Blog

Small Business named as a top blog in coronavirus journalism awards

Small business website achieves record readership, with 1.3m owner-managers turning to the site for industry news in March

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

Questions & Answers

How do I get the government £3,000 coronavirus grant?

The Treasury has announced a £3,000 grant for businesses that do not pay business rates to help them survive the coronavirus pandemic – how do you apply for it?

Questions & Answers

Scottish government launches small business coronavirus helpline

The Scottish government has launched a helpline for small businesses coping with the unfolding coronavirus pandemic

Partner content

Can businesses save money on CBILS repayment costs by refinancing for a RLS loan?

Your business could save money on CBILS repayments by refinancing for an RLS loan – Funding Options tells us how

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