When you’re setting up in business it can be hard to find sources of information that you can actually trust. We aim on this site to only recommend services we either personally, have used or would consider using. These are affiliate links and are way better than bombarding you with adverts. They don’t cost you a penny extra and will often save you money – if you want to know more about that just click here.
Extra business resources on Patreon
For as little as $1 per month you can get access to the Small Business Toolbox Patreon feed. This gives you extra behind the scenes information and other exclusive content such as Invoice, Quote and Job Tracking spreadsheets.
Tide business account
We’ve been really impressed with Tide and you can read all about it here. We’ve tried opening accounts both as a sole trader and as a limited company – both were an absolute doddle. The accounts are a genuine pleasure to use. Tide are offering readers of this site 12 months of free transfers if you use the offer code BUSINESSTOOLBOX when you signup.
Accept credit cards with iZettle
Sorry but like it or not, cash is dead! Services such as iZettle have changed how we do business. No more chasing customers, no more cheques, no more banking cash. Receipts are automatically sent by e-mail or text. You can take all major credit cards including Amex at no extra cost – it’s completely professional. At the moment you can get the card reader for just £19+VAT so don’t miss out. Just use the link below for more info:
Domain names from 123-Reg
We’ve been using 123-Reg for my domain name registration for many years and they’ve never let us down. Great prices, great web management interface and great support if you ever have any problems.
Great UK web hosting from SiteGround
SiteGround are awesome for web hosting. Incredibly fast, secure, choice of worldwide server locations depending where you get the most traffic from and a wide range of hosting options at very reasonable prices. Most importantly, they also have fantastic support. Use the link below for web hosting from as little as £2.75 per month.