Businesses struggling to access other sources of government help during the coronavirus lockdown can now obtain a state-backed business continuity loan that’s free of interest and repayments for the first year.
As much of the UK goes into quarantine to help stop COVID-19, your business may be feeling the pinch. If your customers are staying away and the bills still need paying, what can you do to help your business through these tough times?
Amazon is stepping up its plans to disrupt the finance industry, by enhancing its small business loan activities in partnership with Goldman Sachs. The move looks set to broaden the options for entrepreneurs in search of funding.
An estimated 750,000 people missed last year's self-assessment deadline for submitting their tax return. Were you one of them? What was your excuse? And how can you make sure that you aren't late this time?
Nearly everybody’s got a great business idea – but only a few succeed in turning their reverie into revenue. What’s their secret? We bring you six tips for getting your venture off the drawing board and into the marketplace.
Business rates are becoming one of the biggest overheads for small businesses that have premises valued at over £12,000. With recent valuation surges proving devastating for some, are there practical solutions for business owners who want to minimise their bill?
The controversial tax change IR35 has been postponed to 2021, much to the relief of contractors and the businesses that hire them. Both now have a year of grace to take steps to reduce the risk of being sunk by the IR35 trap.
A leading challenger bank has unveiled plans to lend £400m to small businesses, offering a welcome boost for those seeking funding. But with so many potential financing options available, entrepreneurs need to choose carefully.
For growing numbers of people, the 9-to-5 job is giving way to five to nine mini-jobs at once. With technology allowing for multiple income streams, it’s vital for ‘gig-workers’ to take better control of their personal tax and financial planning.
As Toy Story 4 passes $650m at the box office, we look back at the ugly duckling company that finally took flight – and see what lessons the Pixar story may hold for your business.
From 1 April it is compulsory for businesses to file their VAT online, as part of the government’s campaign Making Tax Digital. However, with 1.2 million UK companies expected to be affected by the new format, there are serious questions about whether organisations across the country are efficiently prepared.
A new competition offers small businesses their chance of a share of £2 million of government funding. The aim is to support UK businesses that help create and roll out productivity-boosting technology and management practices to companies across the country. Article by Nick Green.