small businesses

Autumn Budget 2017: Modest easing of pressure for UK’s small businesses

Wednesday, 22 November 2017 | News

No VAT threshold cut for country’s 5.5 million small companies.

What you need to know before starting a family business

Tuesday, 21 March 2017 | Article

Setting up a family firm can seem the perfect way to earn a full- or part-time income, but it can be fraught with problems. We find out everything you need to know before taking the plunge.

Small businesses "let down" by local bank branch closures

Wednesday, 19 October 2016 | News

Small business owners face “tough challenges” due to the rapid pace of local bank branch closures, according to the Federation of Small Businesses (FSB).

How to keep your small business afloat

Wednesday, 07 September 2016 | Article

Even if your company is financially sound, you need a plan to protect it from potential pitfalls. Here’s our survival guide to safeguarding your venture.

£27,520: the cost of starting a business in 2016

Tuesday, 16 August 2016 | News

The average amount needed to start a business in the UK today is £27,520, according to a survey of 850 small and medium-sized businesses.

Becoming an evening entrepreneur

Tuesday, 09 August 2016 | Article

Worried about the financial risks of setting up a new business? Meet the enterprising people who have kept their day job, while pursuing their dream after hours.

Banking costs to fall for small businesses

Wednesday, 18 May 2016 | News

Small businesses should find it easier to compare bank accounts to find the best price and service, in light of new proposals from the competition watchdog.

Turn your hobby into a business

Thursday, 21 April 2016 | Article

Kickboxing has always been Carl Denne’s passion.

Should you work with family?

Tuesday, 04 July 2017 | Article

Britain has a strong history of successful family businesses. Among them are firms that have survived centuries, innovative start-ups and some of the nation's most famous brands. But how have they become so successful?

Over 50s start-ups: 10 steps to building your business

Thursday, 09 October 2014 | Article

There’s no denying it. When most of us hear the words "start-up company" we automatically assume that it's a young person's game.