It’s a challenging time to be a small business owner and it’s likely to remain so

Being a small business owner has always been difficult, but 2020 and 2021 have taken the challenge to a whole new level of difficulty. The covid pandemic has left small business owners all over the UK, and indeed the world, wondering how to continue and in some cases, considering if it’s worth the effort.

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UK government message to startups is putting economic recovery at risk

Economic recovery: it’s a phrase we’re going to hear a lot in 2021 and 2022 as we look to come back from the damage the global pandemic is doing to our businesses. Any plans for recovery are likely to feature growth in startups as well as in established businesses that survive coronavirus. That’s why the current messaging from the UK government is so worrying.

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A global minimum corporation tax rate is great, but it still doesn’t level the field

In early June of 2021, a historic agreement on a global minimum corporation tax rate was reached between the member countries in the G7 group. This deal sought to address the ‘race to the bottom’ of ever-decreasing corporate tax rates in some countries as they seek to attract businesses and capital to their borders.

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How to become a freelancer

...and the myth of choice

How do I become a freelancer? Said no one. Ever. I can hear some of you drawing a sharp intake of breath. You’re thinkin...

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A global minimum corporation tax rate is great, but it still doesn’t level the field

In early June of 2021, a historic agreement on a global minimum corporation tax rate was reached between the member countries...

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It’s a challenging time to be a small business owner and it’s likely to remain so

Being a small business owner has always been difficult, but 2020 and 2021 have taken the challenge to a whole new level of di...

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Coworking or renting? A quick look at the maths

by Paul Docherty (co-founder of The Microbusiness Collective)

Coworking is a rising trend that has been badly affected by the global health pandemic, but now that we feel we’re coming s...

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Six essential freelance tools that will save you time, money and stress

If you’re a freelancer, you’re probably always looking out for great freelance tools that will save you time and energy,

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Spotting a rogue customer could save your business

A rogue customer might not be top of your list of concerns when you’re thinking of protecting your business. We’ve all wa...

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Things I learned through being an inventor

by Cass McNamara

Lots of microbusinesses are based on a great idea or an idea for a great product, so in this post Cass McNamara reflects on s...

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Don’t poison your own business online: some social media rules

The immediacy of social media means that it can be a huge benefit to your business. But that same immediacy means you can poi...

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It’s good to talk

by Julie Hecht

How focused are you on implementing your marketing strategy and achieving your company objectives? Do you even have a strate...

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Goal setting and success

by Yvonne Webb

Many of us spend more time planning our holidays and family events than we do figuring out where we want to be in 5 or 10 yea...

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