Small Business Guides

Find guides, articles, and infographics to help you do better business, and understand the often weird world of accounting.

Guides on business basics

Starting a business

Knowing where to begin when you’re starting a business isn’t easy. Check out our tips for all the steps.

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Financing your business

Need finance for your business? Learn about the types of finance, approaching lenders and investors and more.

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Inventory

Want to know about inventory? Read about the different types, how to manage it, cost it and more.

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Invoicing

Getting paid quickly should be easier than it sometimes is. Read how to create an efficient and easy invoicing process.

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Hiring staff

How do you find the best people to join your business? Read about the hiring journey and building your team.

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Growing your business

There’s a lot to think about when growing your business. Learn about boosting sales, expanding, and more.

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VAT in the UK

A quick guide to VAT for UK businesses. Learn how to register, file and pay VAT, and more.

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Selling online [infographic]

3 MIN READ
There are lots of ways to create an online store. We look at the simplest two options.

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Hiring staff [infographic]

2 MIN READ
Hiring staff is hugely satisfying. Learn the six steps to doing it well.

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Guide to VAT [infographic]

2 MIN READ
Confused by VAT? Learn the basics of registering for and charging VAT, and filing returns.

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How accounting technology de-stresses finances

15 MIN READ
Get our white paper and learn from small businesses that have made the switch.

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How to pay VAT online

3 MIN READ
There are several options for paying VAT online. Learn what they are and which suits your business best.

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Small Business Trends 2021

17 MIN READ
A look at what businesses did in 2020, and what they’ll do more of in 2021.

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Small business articles