Starting and growing a business
Your intro to the milestone moments in small business.
Thousands of new businesses open every day. If all those people can do it, why not you? Here’s what to do, and when.
Find out what it takes to start and run an online business. With insights from experts and owners who’ve done it before.
Need finance for your business? Learn about the types of finance, approaching lenders and investors and more.
Are you ready to drop the hammer and take your business to the next level? Let’s look at how to grow.
Hiring help can improve your business, and your lifestyle. But it’s a big process. Here are the main things to keep in mind.
Do your invoices go unpaid for ages? There are proven ways to change that. Check out these tips on the art of invoicing.
Bookkeeping includes everything from basic data entry to tax prep. Let’s look at the core jobs and see how they’re done.
Whether you’re bookkeeping for a family business, or planning a career in it – this is a good place to start learning.
Inventory management is more than just knowing what’s been sold and what you’ve ordered. Find out what else is involved.
Making a start with VAT? Want to know more about how MTD for VAT impacts you? This guide will help you get sorted.
Your intro to getting money in from customers, and out to suppliers and employees. See all payments guides
Want to know more about invoicing? What to put on them? Which type to send? What invoice accounting is? It’s all here.
Starting to employ people? Here’s your introduction to the basics of pay, deductions, and dealing with the tax office.
There’s one way to stay in business – you have to get paid. That’s why a good accounts receivable process is critical.
Your intro to budgeting, cash flow, and what to do when you need more money. See all money guides
Businesses need budgets. So how do you go about setting a business budget? What are the main things you need to put in?
Cash flow management is vital for a growing business. Here are five rules to help you keep cash flow under control.
Debt can be a useful tool to start and grow your business. But what can you do if that debt starts to become a problem?
Planning and performance
Your intro to business planning, goal setting, key performance indicators, and financial reporting. See all planning and performance guides
Every business needs a plan. But how do you write one? Here are 10 steps to help you get it right.
Inventory management can be hard for any business to do well. Here's how you can create an efficient system.
How do you measure the success of your business? KPIs (key performance indicators) can help you. Here's how they work.
Your intro to building a vision, establishing consensus, and inspiring action. See all leadership guides
Hiring the right employees is important, but it's not enough. You'll have to shape those employees into a winning team.
If you want the best out of your employees, a well-timed raise can help. But how much do you give them – and when?
Gender equality is still an issue in business. As a business owner, how can you help change this situation?
Accounting and bookkeeping
Your intro to financial admin, taxes, and the technical side of running a business. See all accounting and bookkeeping guides
Accountants do tax and compliance work – we all know that. But the best ones do so much more.
Cloud computing got you perplexed? We’re clearing the air on cloud computing and how it can benefit your small business.
Bookkeeping lets you know how your small business is doing. So what does it involve and how do you make it less boring?
Your intro to finding and winning new customers, and keeping the old ones. See all marketing guides
Good research can improve your service or product, and make you a better marketer. Here’s a guide to get you started.
Selling on Amazon makes a lot of sense, but it’s different to running a retail operation. Here’s what you need to know.
Most small businesses will receive complaints at one stage or another. But it's how you deal with them that matters.
Your intro to starting, managing, and making money from an online business. See all ecommerce guides
Learn about small online business ideas, get tips to generate your own idea, and find out how to make it a reality.
Got an idea for an app? Learn what’s involved in bringing it to life, including budgeting for costs and the development
Word of mouth can make or break a business. Especially if you’re online. Learn how to put your best foot forward.
Tools and reports
Download helpful templates for things like quoting, invoicing, reporting and planning.