Finance

Business angels looking at laptop

Article

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.

Group of people in hard hats on building site

Article

Financing equipment

Hiring or leasing equipment is one way to make your working capital go further. Here's how to make sure you get the right deal.

Accounting

Business owner doing the accounts for his company

Article

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.

Collecting debts - checklist

Article

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.

Insurance

Man burying his head in his hands about the costs of legal insurance

Article

Legal costs insurance

If you need to defend a legal claim, costs can quickly mount up. Without insurance, it might be simply too risky - even if you're in the right.

Tax

A female business owner looking over her business expenses

Tool

Using simplified expenses

Tool to help self-employed businesses use fixed rates (‘Simplified Expenses’) to calculate how much to claim with mixed business and private use.

Time sheet for calculating payroll

Article

Payroll

HMRC expect you to file pay information accurately and on time - and employees also won't be happy if they aren't paid correctly. Managing payroll.

Pensions

Pensions for senior managers

Article

Pensions for senior managers

A good pension scheme can be an invaluable benefit for attracting and retaining key senior staff. Our guide to the options available.