Small Business Guides

Tips, tricks and accounting essentials for business success

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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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How accounting technology  de-stresses finances
How accounting technology de-stresses finances

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Understanding online payroll for small business
Starting a business [infographic]

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Your business idea is clearly inspired. So what do you do now? We take a look at the next steps in starting a business.

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Understanding online payroll for small business
Understanding online payroll for small business

7 MIN READ
The right software will make payroll fast and easy. Read our guide for choosing online payroll software.

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When you should hire an accountant
When you should hire an accountant

11 MIN READ
Accountants can handle more than just your tax returns. We look at when your business may need one.

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ash versus accrual accounting explained
Cash versus accrual accounting explained

3 MIN READ
Both types of accounting have their place. Find out their pros and cons and which best suits your business.

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Sole trader accounting software
Sole trader accounting software

6 MIN READ
Sole traders are busy people. Online software can make life easier when you’ve got lots to juggle.

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Small business articles

Find all of our small business articles here. They’re quick to read and full of useful tips and advice.