Finance

Business angels

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Business angels

Business angels are wealthy individuals who provide capital - and sometimes advice - in return for company shares. Here's how to pitch to an angel.

Export finance

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Export finance

Exporting can be more financially complex than selling in the UK. How to negotiate payment methods, choose financing and deal with foreign currencies.

Accounting

Collecting debts - checklist

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Collecting debts - checklist

Almost every business will experience late payment at some point. This practical checklist will help you recover the money you are owed.

Controlling credit - checklist

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Controlling credit - checklist

To avoid the risk of late payment - or no payment at all - it's essential to vet the people you offer credit to, and make your terms clear.

Insurance

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Pub, restaurant and cafe insurance

If you run a pub or restaurant, you need to be protected against risks like theft or flooding as well as legal claims against your business.

Article

Shop insurance

Shop owners have specialist insurance needs to make sure they're protected. Our guide to the main issues to consider and how to reduce your risks.

Pensions

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FAQs

Auto-enrolment FAQs

Find out how the auto-enrolment rules for pensions affect your business. Answers to common questions about your obligations as an employer.

Tax

Corporation tax

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Corporation tax

All incorporated companies need to pay corporation tax on their profits. Our guide to calculating, paying and minimising corporation tax.