Being able to accept credit cards is essential for any modern business. Cash is dead and moving with the times can transform a small business – it did for me! Today I’m going to take you through how to use Zettle – from initial set-up to configuration of more advanced features such as barcode scanning and more.
As a small business owner one of the first things you need to sort out is a bank account. With Tide this couldn’t be easier. You can have an account up and running in under 5 minutes. But accounts such as this aren’t for everyone. Let’s have a look at some of the pros and cons of a Tide account. Who is it for and who isn’t it for? Is Tide even a bank account?
I’m a big fan of challenger banks in the UK. The big players have caused enough problems over the years and competition is always a good thing. Today, by popular demand, I’m taking a look at Starling Bank. Is this the final nail in the coffin for traditional high street banking?
Yes folks, here we are again. We have a 3rd and 4th lockdown grant. The government have announced the UK will be in lockdown from the 5th Nov to 2nd Dec 2020. This will be devastating for a lot of small businesses who were just getting back on their feet. The good news is there’s more money available through the self employment income support scheme grant. The bad news is they will only cover 55% of your profits at best versus 80% for furloughed employees. Oh, and a lot of businesses won’t qualify for them at all. Are self employed folk really 30% less important than employees? Let’s take a look at how it all works.
I’ve been self employed in the UK for over 20 years. In that time I’ve also worked for conglomerates and set up my own limited companies. In that time I’ve picked up quite a few tips I’d love to share with you. Here are my top 10 self employment tips in the UK for 2018.
Sometimes being self employed can fee like you’re the only person on the planet who works by themselves. Let’s take a look at the self employment landscape in the UK in 2018.