Finance

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Floating your company

Floating your company can be one of the most exciting experiences in your business life. But it can also be stressful, time-consuming and expensive.

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Your money and your business

How to manage both the investment you put into your business as an owner-manager, and the income, profits and other benefits you get from it.

Accounting

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Finance for non-financial managers

A guide to financial management for business owners: understanding profit and loss, cash flow and how to create a business budget.

Banking

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Accepting payments

As a business you need to accept customer payments. There are many ways of accepting payments, but you should aim to accept the payment methods your customers prefer. How can you get paid?

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Making payments and handling expenses

Making payments and handling expenses is a routine part of business. You need a secure payment process to minimise the risk of fraud, error and unnecessary costs and inefficiencies.

Insurance

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Insurance for builders and tradesman

The building trade presents all sorts of risks, from health and safety to equipment theft and customer disputes. Our guide to getting insured.

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Home business insurance

If you run your business from your home, you need to make sure you're properly insured - your current home insurance may well not cover you.

Tax

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Dividend allowances

UK dividend tax rates and allowances. Discover what your personal dividend allowance is and what you will pay on dividend income over this amount.

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Personal tax planning and income tax

If you own a business, have property or have savings, personal tax planning can help you reduce your income tax bill, stamp duty and capital gains tax.

Pensions

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Pension income calculator

To work out how much income you are likely to receive from your pension, visit the Money Advice Service website for a pension forecast.

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Pension planning for business owners

Pensions for business owners: when you run your own business, planning for your retirement should be a key part of your business strategy.