Running your own business comes with many challenges, but staying in control of your cash flow, balancing your books, and knowing how to make the most of funding opportunities are key to success. Our finance hub features jargon-free guidance and practical advice to help make managing your money easier. You'll find articles, videos and downloadable guides from industry experts across areas like banking, business credit scores, saving for retirement, protecting your bottom line, and more. 

Staying on top of your finances

Wondering how to keep track of your finances as a small business owner? Explore practical advice and guidance designed to help you balance your books, from cash flow to banking and budgeting.

Skills England must keep small firms’ needs and strengths in mind
Article Mon, 22 July 2024

Skills England must keep small firms’ needs and strengths in mind

New skills coordination body in England has opportunity to improve small businesses' productivity and growth, and must keep them central to its thinking

Digital banking: Choosing the right bank account for your business
Article Thu, 12 October 2023

Digital banking: Choosing the right bank account for your business

With so many choices available, it's never been more important to choose the right bank account for your business. Zempler Bank explains why.

Business savings accounts: How to make your money work harder as interest rates rise
Article Thu, 11 May 2023

Business savings accounts: How to make your money work harder as interest rates rise

Weighing up whether a business savings account makes sense? Allica Bank shares the key things to consider when trying to make your money work harder.

Practical steps to better cash flow
Article Mon, 26 September 2022

Practical steps to better cash flow

Making improvements to cash flow can be a big challenge for small businesses. Zempler Bank highlight some practical steps you can take to put your business in a stronger position.

Six top tips to managing your business expenses
Article Thu, 01 September 2022

Six top tips to managing your business expenses

As a small business, managing your finances and staff expenses can be time-consuming. But, as these tips from Zempler Bank show, there are systems and processes that can help reduce the hassle.

What to include in your small business budget
Article Thu, 05 August 2021

What to include in your small business budget

Learn about budgeting methods, what you need to account for and how you can plan for the unexpected with AAT's quick guide to the budgeting process for small businesses.

Taxing questions?

Make sure you're balancing the books and staying in the loop when it comes to small business taxes. From self-assessments to VAT, explore resources from tax specialists designed just for small business owners and the self-employed.

How to submit your VAT return
Article Tue, 04 June 2024

How to submit your VAT return

Getting started with your first VAT return? Our step-by-step guide takes you through what you need to know when filling in the paperwork.  

What is VAT?
Article Tue, 04 June 2024

What is VAT?

Learn everything you need to know about VAT, from registration with HMRC to adding it to your prices, with our beginner’s guide for small business owners.

How to register for VAT as a small business
Article Tue, 12 March 2024

How to register for VAT as a small business

Ready to register your small business for VAT in the UK? Our guide covers when you need to register, VAT thresholds, and the process to follow to stay compliant.

HMRC enquiries: Complete guide for small businesses
Article Tue, 20 December 2022

HMRC enquiries: Complete guide for small businesses

Our guide to HMRC enquiries takes you through the whole process, including how long they take, what you need to do and how you can protect your business.

How to avoid five common tax mistakes for the self-employed
Article Tue, 20 September 2022

How to avoid five common tax mistakes for the self-employed

Getting ready to file your tax return? Here are five common mistakes in the self-employed tax process and advice on how to avoid them.

Business Basics: Tax and VAT
Document Wed, 14 October 2020

Business Basics: Tax and VAT

Whether you’re new to the world of working for yourself, or you just want a tax refresher, you’ll find everything you need to know about small business taxes.

Credit scores and business funding

Want to score the best funding opportunities for your small business? Discover how you can check your business credit score, what to look out for, and tips for how you can improve your score.

Eight ways to improve your business credit score
Article Thu, 28 December 2023

Eight ways to improve your business credit score

Looking to improve your business credit score? Here are eight ways you can keep on top of your score and put yourself in the best position possible for business funding applications.

How can I get funding for my business?
Article Thu, 28 December 2023

How can I get funding for my business?

The process of getting approved for funding can be challenging, especially for new or small businesses. Here are five strategies and tips to help you increase your chances of getting approved for funding for your business.

How to check your business credit score
Article Thu, 28 December 2023

How to check your business credit score

Get up to speed with your small business' financial health with FSB Funding Platform's handy guide to checking your business credit score.

Protect your bottom line

Don’t put your hard work at risk. Find out what you can do to best protect your business against financial loss, including common scams, fraudsters or unforeseen disruption.

Your data security checklist: Nine principles you cannot afford to overlook
Article Mon, 17 July 2023

Your data security checklist: Nine principles you cannot afford to overlook

A data breach can be devastating, both in terms of financial losses and reputational damages. Zempler Bank provides suggestions for small businesses on how to protect data so that you're not vulnerable to cyber-attacks.

How to protect your business against six common scams
Article Wed, 19 October 2022

How to protect your business against six common scams

The cost of living is on the rise, but unfortunately, bills aren’t the only thing that are seeing an increase. From phishing to identity theft, discover how you can protect your small business against scams and fraud with Aldermore Bank’s top tips.

How to create a business continuity plan
Article Fri, 17 September 2021

How to create a business continuity plan

Learn how to create a business continuity plan with FSB Insurance Service's step-by-step guide, including practical tips for contingency planning and business recovery.

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