The global Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has been a challenging time for small to medium sized businesses. So we thought we'd help you out by compiling some of the most frequently asked questions we've received over the last few weeks around the help for small businesses that the government has to offer.
We asked our friends over at FreeAgent seven common(ish) questions about the Limited by Guarantee (LBG) company structure - a structure commonly favoured by charities. Take a look, and remember to get in touch if you're interested in incorporating your own LBG company.
We’re often told to ‘follow your passion’ and ‘chase your dreams’, but how many of us are surrounded by doubt when it comes to running a business? Spoiler - a lot!
You may have heard a lot about digital tax recently, as the government’s ‘Making Tax Digital’ (MTD) initiative ramped up at the start of the new financial year. Eventually, business owners across the UK will be affected by MTD but many are still unsure about what digital tax really means and how it will affect them.
Neil and Rachel With nearly 40,000 followers on Instagram and coming in at 84 in the UK’s Top Startups Index 2018 (the only restaurant to do so), plant-based burger restaurant, The Vurger Co, are a force to be reckoned with. Loyal fans and a crowdfunding success have helped their Shoreditch branch become something of a vegan 'fast-food' constitution, so much so that they've recently opened their doors to another branch in Canary Wharf.
We’re living in what industry insiders are calling “the golden age of fitness”. One in seven Brits has an active gym membership, with many of them swapping late nights for early mornings in the studio.
It is perhaps every foodie’s dream to own a restaurant. It allows you the freedom to be your own boss, hire and lead your own team, and enjoy your passion for food and people.
The likes of Foster & Partners and BDP might dominate the industry press, but it’s actually thousands of sole practitioner and boutique studios dotted across the country that form the bedrock of the UK’s architectural profession.
You’re an advisor, problem solver, a motivator and a confidante — all rolled into one. Success as a personal trainer comes from your ability to gain trust and build relationships: something that applies just as much to your online presence as it does to your sessions on the gym floor.
As a marketer, the prospect of going freelance brings up plenty of potential pros and cons. The whole process can be daunting but pays dividends in the long run.
Careers in writing are ripe for making the transition into the world of freelancing. After all, who wouldn’t want to be their own boss?
The construction industry is booming — with almost one in five of the UK’s 5.5 million small businesses operating in the sector.