Small business advice

Small business advice

Running a business can be hard work, but it can also be highly rewarding – personally and financially.  With advice from experts to help your finances run smoothly in the background, you can focus on the day-to-day matters that contribute to making a profit such as having a happy, productive and content workforce.

Whether you’ve been in business for years, or you’re just starting out and exploring the idea of working for yourself, it’s hard to be an expert in everything.  That’s why it’s a good idea to seek guidance from an independent financial adviser (IFA) – someone who can help you with the financial matters that are the foundation of every business.  A financial adviser can give you advice on how to structure your company, insure your business, protect your employees’ financial well-being and protect the business if a key employee cannot work.  

An IFA can offer the widest range of advice to business owners, and often recommend specialists to complement their own services – people like accountants, payroll companies, insurance brokers and tax advisers.  These pages will give you some background information on services that these experts can provide, that your business may benefit from.  Search for an IFA on

You should also consider

The adviser checklist

Take a look at our guide to help you shop around and find the right adviser for you

How to pay for financial advice

Read our guide to find out about the different ways you can pay for financial advice

Adviser qualifications

You can use our guide to financial adviser qualifications to help you find an adviser with the right qualifications to help you