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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Five ways to boost your work at home productivity

Are you a home-based UK microbusiness? If so, did you know that 59% of microbusinesses in the UK are home-operated, just like...

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What’s coworking and is it any good?

If you've not heard the term already, coworking is a 21st century working phenomenon that is sweeping across the globe. Free...

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Doing microbusiness online: has Google ruined the internet?

Getting your business online is a basic necessity in the 21st century, but have you noticed how difficult it is to be seen al...

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Keeping money aside for tax bills: some smart strategies

One of the questions that business owners who are new to running their own enterprises often ask, is: how should they cope wi...

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10 costbase control tips for every microbusiness owner

Running your own business can be difficult and keeping control of costs has never been more important. Here are 10 of our ti...

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If I knew then what I know now: a microbusiness reflection

By Paul Docherty

How many times have you heard it said that we've all got 20:20 hindsight? It's so true. Things always look clearer and simple...

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