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If you’re one of the many business owners spinning numerous plates and tackling everything that needs doing single-handed, or indeed if you’re a consultant helping said business owners in areas outside their expertise, how does this top 10 list resonate with you?
If you currently work as a contractor, are considering becoming a contractor or own a business that hires contractors, IR35 is something that you should be familiar with. Here, we take a look at the IR35 rules and what they mean in practice.
Starting work with a new client can be an exciting experience. But what if the relationship goes wrong and the paperwork isn’t in order? One small business owner tells us about their personal experience of taking a client to court and what they learnt about the process.
Integrating your business systems can have big upsides for growth companies, but they shouldn’t ignore the accompanying risks, says Mike Briercliffe.
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Becoming a self-employed electrician might be easier than you think. Learn what to expect, the qualifications you’ll need and explore business structure options with our guide.
In the public relations business? PR specialist Sarah Hall argues that a clear approach can improve chances of success for you and your clients.
Marketing and advertising businesses face specific types of risk. From copyright to confidentiality, learn how to manage the common threats.
Once a hobby, blogging has become an enterprise in its own right. Global brand director Annabel Venner explores how to build an audience and generate revenue.
Setting up as a management consultant requires experience and determination. From creating a business plan to securing insurance, here’s our five-step plan to starting out.
Common professional indemnity risks for management consultants (and how to help protect your business)
When you deal in management advice, disputes can cost significant amounts of money. With contractual know-how and clever record-taking, however, the risks could be minimised.
Are you planning to launch a beauty business? Read our guide to starting up as a beauty and wellness therapist, which runs through qualifications and finances.
Your client base is everything in the mobile beauty business. Whether you’re just starting out or looking to expand into new markets, use this article to hone promotion tactics.
Salon ownership can feel like a pipe dream to hairdressers. Our step-by-step guide to opening your own place explores everything from creating a name to securing funding.