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Start-up business planning – Read this before you start

Launching a start-up can be tough! Luckily with the right support and tools there's no reason that start-ups shouldn't make it past the crucial third year of trading. ABF and MySquareOne have teamed up to offer our advice in how to succeed!

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Designated Finance Platform

We are proud to be one of only three designated online finance platforms which big banks are obliged to offer you as a referral if you've been rejected by them for finance.

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Overcoming the 3 biggest challenges to starting a business

Leaving the security of steady employment and striking out on your own can be a daunting prospect. Starting a business from scratch is a challenge, particularly in the current climate of impending recessions, economic turmoil and divisive politics.

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British businesses can no longer rely on their bank for an overdraft

Whether you run a seasonal business that makes most of its sales at one point during the year, or have clients notorious for missing their payment deadlines, a healthy cash flow in your business can often be the difference between make or break.

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What your business needs to know about Making Tax Digital for VAT

The world of business taxes can be a confusing one, it's easy to make mistakes. In 2016-17 alone there was reportedly a £33bn “tax gap” due to such errors, and it's this tax gap that HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) is hoping MTD will help alleviate in the coming years.

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Funding from an ethical bank for your ethical business

With the UK reportedly spending over £83bn on ethical goods annually, there is increased demand from customers for products and services that help people and planet.

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How can your business protect itself from Brexit?

In the two years since the UK voted to leave the EU, Brexit uncertainty has rippled through currency markets, rocking confidence in the Pound and causing major headaches for businesses.

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Find out more about trademarks

What exactly is a trademark? What is their fundamental purpose and how do we tell trademarks apart from other types of intellectual property (IP)? Read on for more . . .

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GDPR compliance tips for small businesses

In the next few weeks, businesses will be preparing for Cyber Week (otherwise known as ‘Black Friday’ and ‘Cyber Monday’). How can your business make the most of Cyber Week?

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Offering remote working could transform your business

Studies show that companies who offer remote working have more satisfied, loyal and productive employees. Considering the kind of flexibility that offers for employees, it’s not hard to see why.

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5 tips for reviewing your client contracts and agreements

Contracts are one of the key elements of any successful business whether for clients or on the supplier-side. Here we take a look at client-side contracts and how businesses can review them.

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The EU is still looking to change copyright law

As we’ve recently experienced with data protection and GDPR, legislators aren’t immune to revisiting outdated laws in an effort to bring them in line with the modern digital age.

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