Finance

Bank manager explaining loan paperwork

Article

Subsidised and guaranteed loans

If you have a promising business but can't provide the security needed for a bank loan, a supported loan scheme may be what you need.

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FAQs

Obtaining venture capital FAQs

Sourcing venture capital, negotiating a deal and deciding on shareholder rights and management input. What to do if things go wrong.

Accounting

Article

Q&A: Cash flow management

The old saying 'turnover is vanity, profit sanity and cash reality' remains true. Cash flow really is the blood supply of any business.

'COST' written on a piece of paper that's been cut in half by a pair of red scissors

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Controlling your costs

While you may not be able to influence how much customers spend, you can do is to control your costs and look at variable and fixed costs.

Insurance

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Q&A: Business insurance

Jazz Gakhal answers questions about business insurance, including which types you may need, how to make a successful claim and how to minimize risk.

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

Article

Personal tax planning and income tax

Income tax planning can make a significant difference to the tax you pay. You should take advantage of any opportunities to minimise your tax bill.

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Business rates

UK business rates, which are largely unavoidable, are a tax on non-domestic property and they vary depending where the premises are located.