Small Business Finances

Small Business Finance is one of the very subtle sectors of a business that can make or break entrepreneurs and SME’s. Ideally, all business owners need finances for daily operations, and this is what makes the concept of finance very important as an area for all small businesses to cover. After the current global crisis businesses will look to be well financed and managed, in alignment with the economic development of its entrepreneur.

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Lockdown Extended. What Now for Small Businesses, the Self Employed and Hospitality? YBKBS Small Business News for smart business owner
   

Lockdown is Extended. What Now?

Yesterday, 14th June, the Prime Minister confirmed that the current lockdown restrictions (with some small exceptions) will be extended through until at least the 19th July. This is unlikely to be welcome news to many people. Most of us were looking forward to returning to full normality next week, and now have to wait a little longer. So what now for the self employed and small business owners?

  

Only Some Small Businesses and Self-Employed Helped in Budget 2021

As the dust settles on a Chancellor’s Budget speech that was more an animated short, rather than the summer blockbuster we all hoped for, there is a sense of relief for the majority of self-employed and small business owners around the UK. But there are still over 2 million self-employed and small business owners that are shaking their heads in further frustrations as quite simply, nothing has changed.

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Small Businesses Wait to See What’s in The Budget For Them

Some are saying this is one of the most important budget speeches since World War 2. Others are frustrated at the Governments continuous ‘leaks’ to the press about what’s going to be announced later this afternoon. But there could well be more help for the self-employed which are due to be announced in the Budget, including the possibility of first grants for an estimated 600,000 people.

There's a call on the Chancellor to help Small Business create jobs by tax incentives - article for YBKBS Small Business News for Smart Business Owners
  

Call on Chancellor to Help Small Businesses Create 1000’s of Jobs Through Tax Incentives

The Enterprise Investment Scheme Association (EISA) is lobbying the Chancellor to announce some small changes to the Enterprise Investment Scheme (EIS) rules in the forthcoming budget with a view to creating thousands of new jobs in growth businesses, funded by the private sector.

What a bitter taste for the small business owners in the pub trade because of lockdown -your best kept business secret small business magazine
  

What a Waste – A Bitter Taste of Lockdown for Business Owners in The Pub Trade

87 Million. Let’s just say that again…Eighty. Seven. Million. That’s the amount of pints that the UK pub trade, small business owners and landlords are having to waste because of our current lockdown predicament.

The Self Employed schemes that the UK Government created have left thousands of self employed business owners and workers 'forgotten' and in many cases on the verge of collapse.
  

The ‘Forgotten’ Self Employed That Government Don’t Know What to Do With

The Self Employed schemes that the UK Government created have left thousands of self employed business owners and workers ‘forgotten’ and in many cases on the verge of collapse.

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Passive Income: Fact or Fiction?

When people hear “passive income,” it conjures up images of money for doing nothing. It’s a very seductive myth. Who wouldn’t want to have the cash rolling in while they lie on the beach sipping a cocktail?

FIVE ALLOWABLE EXPENSES YOU MAY BE FORGETTING TO CLAIM for ybkbs magazine for smalll businesses
 

Five Allowable Expenses You Might Be Forgetting to Claim

Who amongst us has not groaned when it comes to tax return time?
But did you know you could be missing out on certain legitimate business expenses that you can claim for? If you’ve spent money on any of these five things this last year, don’t forget to add them to your expenses

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Five Things to Consider When You Set Your Rates

How much do I charge? It’s taboo to talk about money. But it shouldn’t be! After all, that’s why most of us work. Freelancers, small business owners, and entrepreneurs understand the difficulties inherent in the process of setting rates for our work.

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The Relationship Between Income, Profit and Pricing

“Revenue is vanity…margin is sanity…cash is king.”

Anonymous

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What is this 'culture' thing anyway? And what does it mean for small businesses? ybkbs small b business news and features

What is This “Culture” Thing, Anyway? (And What Does it Mean for Small Businesses?)

Chances are, if you follow business news at all (and we assume you do if you’re reading this platform!) you will have heard a lot about Brewdog in the last couple of weeks. 

Without rehashing the whole situation, here’s an executive summary: dozens of former employees signed an open letter accusing the craft beer firm and its co-founder James Watt of fostering a “culture of fear.” Ex-staff members claim they were bullied, treated like objects, and that the company’s culture was “toxic.” You can read more in this excellent piece by Kalyeena Makortoff and Rob Davies for The Guardian.  But following this sage got me thinking: what is this “culture” thing we hear so much about, why does it matter, and how does it pertain to small business owners? 

Lockdown Extended. What Now for Small Businesses, the Self Employed and Hospitality? YBKBS Small Business News for smart business owner

Lockdown is Extended. What Now?

Yesterday, 14th June, the Prime Minister confirmed that the current lockdown restrictions (with some small exceptions) will be extended through until at least the 19th July. This is unlikely to be welcome news to many people. Most of us were looking forward to returning to full normality next week, and now have to wait a little longer. So what now for the self employed and small business owners?

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Jess Amy Dixon
What is This “Culture” Thing, Anyway? (And What Does it Mean for Small Businesses?)

Chances are, if you follow business news at all (and we assume you do if you’re reading this platform!) you will have heard a lot about Brewdog in the last couple of weeks. 

Without rehashing the whole situation, here’s an executive summary: dozens of former employees signed an open letter accusing the craft beer firm and its co-founder James Watt of fostering a “culture of fear.” Ex-staff members claim they were bullied, treated like objects, and that the company’s culture was “toxic.” You can read more in this excellent piece by Kalyeena Makortoff and Rob Davies for The Guardian.  But following this sage got me thinking: what is this “culture” thing we hear so much about, why does it matter, and how does it pertain to small business owners? 

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Lockdown Extended. What Now for Small Businesses, the Self Employed and Hospitality? YBKBS Small Business News for smart business owner
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Lockdown is Extended. What Now?

Yesterday, 14th June, the Prime Minister confirmed that the current lockdown restrictions (with some small exceptions) will be extended through until at least the 19th July. This is unlikely to be welcome news to many people. Most of us were looking forward to returning to full normality next week, and now have to wait a little longer. So what now for the self employed and small business owners?

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Calls For The Right To Disconnect – A Message To The Self Employed?

Employees are finally getting what many self employed business owners have almost taken for granted – working from home. But there is a growing realisation for the employees and employers that will not only be familiar to the self employed small business owners, but what potentially happens next could effect them for years to come.

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What is this 'culture' thing anyway? And what does it mean for small businesses? ybkbs small b business news and features
   

What is This “Culture” Thing, Anyway? (And What Does it Mean for Small Businesses?)

Chances are, if you follow business news at all (and we assume you do if you’re reading this platform!) you will have heard a lot about Brewdog in the last couple of weeks. 

Without rehashing the whole situation, here’s an executive summary: dozens of former employees signed an open letter accusing the craft beer firm and its co-founder James Watt of fostering a “culture of fear.” Ex-staff members claim they were bullied, treated like objects, and that the company’s culture was “toxic.” You can read more in this excellent piece by Kalyeena Makortoff and Rob Davies for The Guardian.  But following this sage got me thinking: what is this “culture” thing we hear so much about, why does it matter, and how does it pertain to small business owners? 

Lockdown Extended. What Now for Small Businesses, the Self Employed and Hospitality? YBKBS Small Business News for smart business owner
   

Lockdown is Extended. What Now?

Yesterday, 14th June, the Prime Minister confirmed that the current lockdown restrictions (with some small exceptions) will be extended through until at least the 19th July. This is unlikely to be welcome news to many people. Most of us were looking forward to returning to full normality next week, and now have to wait a little longer. So what now for the self employed and small business owners?

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