Finance

Family members come together to fund a start up business

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Q&A: Family investors

Andrew Niblock, commercial lawyer at Keystone Law, explains the importance of signing contracts with family members investing in your business.

Import finance

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Import finance

Many businesses find importing requires more financial flexibility than buying from a UK supplier. Our guide to credit, currency and payment terms.

Accounting

Business owner doing the accounts for his company

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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

A man is paying his business invoices and expenses

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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.

A woman is paying for her groceries using a debit card

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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?

Insurance

Woman sat on a sofa holding a mug while completing her home business insurance

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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.

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Pensions

Business owners planning their retirement and managing their pensions

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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.

Pensions for senior managers

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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.