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  • small business insurance

    Which types of business insurance must you have in place?

    With dozens of different types of insurance cover available for businesses, here is Bytestart’s review of the main insurances that businesses ‘must have’, some insurance cover you ‘should have’, and several ‘could have’ policies.

  • sole trader

    15 things you should know about being a sole trader

    You’ll be in good company. The vast majority of the UK’s 5.8 million self-employed — 59% — are registered as sole traders. This stands to reason. Registering as a sole trader is easy and inexpensive…

  • limited company advantages

    10 advantages of setting up a limited company

    Although the sole trader route, which is commonly referred to as being self employed, is the most popular way of running a business in the UK, there are significant advantages to operating via a limited company.

  • sole trader bank account

    How to choose the best sole trader bank account

    There’s no rule that says you must open a separate business bank account when you start working as a sole trader. In theory, you could use your personal bank account to receive client payments, pay…

  • company formation

    Set up a limited company via 1st Formations

    If you are setting up a limited company for your business you will want it done quickly, professionally and without any hassle. That’s why we’ve teamed up with 1st Formations, the UK’s leading company formation…

  • national insurance rise 2022

    Dividend tax and National Insurance hike for small businesses from April 2022

    The Government has announced a sharp hike in National Insurance and Dividend Tax rates from April 2022 to help fund a new Social Care and Health Levy. How much will this cost small business owners?