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What Business Insurance Do I Need?

All businesses – no matter the size, offering or preparedness – are at risk of being affected by an unfortunate, and sometimes costly, event. The risks are different for every business and could include things like injury, theft or property damage. But this is where business insurance comes in.  Business insurance covers you against the […]


When Should I Change From a Sole Trader to a Limited Company?

If you’re thinking of making the change from a sole trader to a limited company, but still aren’t sure, this article will help you. Together, we’ll look at the key factors that indicate whether you should upgrade your sole trader business to a limited company. I want to become more tax efficient and save money […]


Using Research To Understand Market & Industry Trends

Market research means gathering information on the market your business operates in – your competitors, products and customers, as well as the general industry environment. Market research is hugely important to make sure you’re focusing your efforts in the right areas, and to make sure you aren’t missing opportunities for growth. Here’s a basic overview […]


Ten Tips To Help Set Your Business Up For Success In 2021

Despite a difficult 2020, research from Yell indicates that SMEs (Small & Medium-Sized Enterprises) are feeling very optimistic about their business in the New Year, with three out of every four (76%) business owners confident about the success of their business in 2021. To help you make sure you’re ahead of the game going into […]


Is .com or .co.uk A Better TLD for Your Web Domain?

When you choose the website address for your business, you may wonder which business domain name ending (called a top-level domain or TLD) will work best. Most commonly, the choice you will be faced with is either .com or .co.uk. But which one is the right choice for your organisation? Domestic or international? To some […]


Funding For Sole Traders

Going it alone in business can be the best feeling in the world; you are your own boss, master of your own destiny and in control of everything – including the finances. As a sole trader, you have to wear many hats and quickly need to become an accountant, an HR professional, marketer and director, […]


The Sole Trader’s Guide to Tax

If you’re thinking of going it alone in business, one of the key things to get your head around is the world of tax. Being a sole trader means you run your own business and are therefore self-employed. Being a sole trader means registering for Self Assessment and filing a tax return every year. You […]


A Complete Guide to Unsecured Business Loans

You might have come across the terms ‘secured’ and ‘unsecured’ when hearing about business loans. Which option you choose will depend largely on your business, your circumstances, eligibility, what you need the money for and your long-term plans. The fundamental difference between the two is that a secured business loan requires you to put tangible […]


Details on Google’s Update For NoFollow Link Attribute

Google has announced some big changes to the way the link attribute rel=”nofollow” works that will come into place immediately, with a further change happening in March 2020. What do these changes mean? Firstly, it will be seen as a ‘hint’ rather than a directive. This means that if sites are using the nofollow attribute […]


What Is the Cost of Setting Up a Website for Your Business?

A new website is an important investment for your business. This article aims to take you through the principal costs of setting up and operating a website, as follows: Buying your domain name This is the name of your website – the ‘address’ – which is bought from a website registrar. The price generally depends […]


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