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Small Business Stories with Yasmin Ali

Yasmin Ali

Yasmin Ali is a polymer clay artist and founder at Beadeze, who helps women business owners feel less stressed by exploring their creativity with polymer clay in online and offline workshops.

From a Part-Time Employee to a Full-Time Business Owner

Yasmin starts by describing how she decided to start her own polymer clay business in 2013 and made it into a full-time business in 2018. 

“I was working part-time, and through restructuring my hours got reduced, so I thought, well, either I’m going…

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Small Business Stories with Crista Grasso

Christa Grasso

Crista Grasso is a lean business consultant, who helps growing businesses achieve more by doing less through strategic planning, and lean business practices. She is the creator of the Lean Out Method.

What Is Lean Out Method

So, Crista starts by explaining what it means to run a business in a lean way and why it’s beneficial to business owners to lean out things as they grow and scale.

Also, when you start a business, you’re in that super excited, very high passion, high energy stage. It’s wh…

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Small Business Stories with Elizabeth Wright

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We have turned the tables this time. We have our previous podcast guest and current client, financial educator Rob Harris interviewing Elizabeth Wright about her own small business story with Admin & More and Small Business Growth Club. Elizabeth shares the story of how she started her business, the biggest challenges during the last five years, and what she has learned along the way. 

 

Falling Into the VA Business 

After spending nine years in the banking sector, and fifteen years fundraisi…

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Employing Staff When Starting a Business

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If you are at the stage of business where you ready to employ staff (well done you!), there are certain procedures you need to adhere to, including registering as an employer with HMRC and making sure you have employer's liability insurance (visit our blog on The Importance of Business Insurance).

You also need to make sure you are following the minimum wage guidance minimum wage guidance for your employees, whether they are full-time, apprentices or part-timers.

Each employee is entitled and …

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The importance of Business Insurance

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Have you factored in business insurance into your business plan and costings? It is a vital component of your business and you need to ensure that you have the right level of insurance to stay within the law and to protect your business.

As with most insurance types, business insurance is used to protect the business and the business owner, should unforeseen events happen to the business. The trick is to make sure that your business is covered for those events that are most likely to happen and…

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Small Business Stories with Moira Frost

Moira Frost

Moira Frost is an independent stylist for Cabi Clothing, an American clothing brand for women, which came to the UK market four years ago. She explains how Cabi works on the intersection between network marketing and franchise. Moira shares her experiences have been running her own business.

Getting Started with Cabi  

Moira Frost has been involved with Cabi since the company entered the UK market. She starts by explaining Cabi’s mission, what makes the brand so popular with the customers, and…

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Business Administration

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The paperwork and "list of things to do" can be daunting when setting up your business but all businesses must keep a record of their accounts for tax and auditing purposes. Self-employed freelancers don’t need to keep official accounts but do need to keep a record of income and tax-deductible expenses. Keeping on top of these accounts is paramount to your stress-levels! Don't leave them until the last minutes. It's a good idea to have a systematic way of keeping your records (a shoebox doesn't …

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Small Business Stories with Claire Sweet

Claire Sweet

laire Sweet is an award-winning Financial Advisor and Money Coach, Owner of Peace Together Money Coaching. Her work has been featured in The Telegraph, Moneywise and Sheerluxe, and she is a regular guest on BBC Radio Kent as an expert in her field.


What Does a Money Coach Do?

Claire begins by talking about the kind of work she does and how she decided to step into her own business after many years of corporate experience at Boots.

“I’m a financial advisor and money coach. What I do is help …

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Starting up a non-profit company in the United Kingdom

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If you're considering setting up a charity/non-profit in the UK, you will need to be aware that there is a slightly different process for you to take note of.

We have broken it down into six steps for you:-

  1. Firstly, Find at least three trustees for your charity.
  2. Make sure the charity/non-profit understands and will adhere to the government’s rules on having a business for charitable purposes.
  3. The fund part - choose a name for your company.
  4. Choose a structure from the government’s four rec…

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How to Start a Business in the UK - As a Foreigner

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If you’re from a country outside of the UK but, you may need a visa. Prospective entrepreneurs could receive favourable treatment in the UK’s points-based immigration system, but you’ll need to adhere to several rules to get Tier 1 status and there may be many changes to come as the UK negotiate with the EU - keep an eye on www.gov.org for any new information and updates

Check if you can legally start a business by clicking start a business in the UK as a foreigner, to find out if you need a vi…

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