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January 2022 articles

Getting to grips with tax

 

January 2022 | Blog post

Getting to grips with tax

As well as all the exciting and rewarding parts to starting your own business, there is also the tricky bit of understanding what tax and national insurance you’ll have to pay. 

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How to Register your Business as a Sole Trader
 

January 2022 | Blog post

How to Register your Business as a Sole Trader

Sole traders are those who run their businesses on their own and are considered self-employed. And whilst it’s easier to set up than a limited company, you still need to register it. It’s the first step in presenting yourself as a legitimate business.

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How much does it cost to start a business?
 

January 2022 | Blog post

How much does it cost to start a business

Starting your own business is an exciting adventure. Being your own boss brings a huge sense of satisfaction and achievement. But it can be a struggle when you’re overrun with unforeseen costs.

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The different types of UK businesses explained
 

January 2022 | Blog post

The different types of UK businesses explained

You’ve got a great idea for a business and can’t wait to get started. Amongst the many things you need to do first, one of them is to decide what type you want it to be.

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December 2021 articles

Identifying financial fundamentals you should know
 

December 2021 | Blog post

Identifying financial fundamentals you should know

Financial fundamentals are about creating a robust foundation for your business. That includes being able to track the metrics that matter.

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Business rates explained

 

December 2021 | Blog post

Business rates explained

The cost can be a big deal when you’re a small business, so read on for an overview of how to calculate your business rates, and a quick guide to the exemptions and reliefs available.

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October 2021 articles

How to network and build business contacts in the most efficient way

October 2021 | Blog post

How to network and build business contacts in the most efficient way

Unsure about how to network effectively? The people who are most successful at networking aren’t necessarily social butterflies – they just excel at ‘working the room’.

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How to put together a company blog
 

October 2021 | Blog post

How to put together a company blog

Starting a company blog is a great way to give your business more visibility online. Just like email and social media, a blog can become a valuable marketing channel to help you attract new customers and grow your brand.

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What is the best social media platform for business?
 

October 2021 | Blog post

What is the best social media platform for business

Businesses have had to stand out in noisy marketplaces for as long as trade and commerce have existed, but online has accelerated this trend.

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How do I write a five-year business plan for a company?
 

October 2021 | Blog post

How do I write a five year business plan for a company

A business plan describes what a company does and what you hope to achieve. It’s crucial if you want to grow your company in future.

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August 2020 articles

Legal eagle: The documents you need when starting a business
 

August 2020 | Blog post

Legal eagle: The documents you need when starting a business

Running a small business is about passion. Entrepreneurs see a problem and know they can make a difference. But that doesn’t mean there’s not going to be lots of paperwork.

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1stintheatre

 

August 2020 | Blog post

In Theatre

In Theatre is a business that provides technical theatre and event production support to other businesses, schools, individuals and societies.

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Barts Balms

 

August 2020 | Blog post

Barts Balms

Barts Balms create argan oil-based aftershave balms, aftershave lotions and beard oils, all available in eight scents. They sell online and in independent shops.

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