Guides for running a small business Take a look at our collection of expert tips and guides to help you manage your small business better.

How to make a cash flow forecast

What is a cash flow forecast and why should you make one for your business?

Find out in this guide including a free cash flow forecasting template.

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Small business guides

Sole trader or limited company?

Should you run your business as a sole trader or limited company? Find out which structure is the best fit for you.

How to start a limited company

What do you need to consider when setting up a limited company? Find out in this guide.

Nine low cost marketing ideas for your small business

Marketing is crucial if you want to reach new customers and grow your small business – but it doesn't have to break the bank.

Setting your limited company's registered office address

Setting your registered office address is an important step when you run a limited company. Find out how to get it right first time.

What's the point in building relationships?

Networking and building great business relationships within your industry is often said to be crucial to success – but is this really true?

How to set better business goals

Are your business goals working for you? Discover how approaching goals from a different angle could make them work better for you.

What does success look like in your small business?

Turning a profit is often a sign that a business is performing well, but it’s not the only thing that matters.

The value of retrospectives in running a small business

It’s likely that you've developed a business plan and set some key goals to aim for on your road to success – but how are you reviewing progress?

Five ways to run better meetings

When meetings are done badly they can become a major drain on your time and productivity. Here are five tips on making meetings work for you.

Four ways to finance your small business without a bank loan

The traditional route of securing a bank loan is not always all that easy. Here are four alternative options you might want to consider.

Five reasons to take a time out from your business: part one

FreeAgent partner Company Bug gives five reasons why it pays to take time out from business when you're self-employed.

Five reasons to take a time out from your business: part two

Company Bug is back with a few tips to ensure that you make time for a well-deserved break from your busy business schedule.

13 essential apps for working from home

Can an app really make you more productive when you work from home? Learn how to choose the right apps to make working from home easier.

Freelancers: diversify by offering phone consultations

Are phone consultations right for your business? Find out in this guest article from Freelancer News.

Small business accounting with FreeAgent

FreeAgent's powerful double-entry accounting engine automates the bulk of the boring stuff, letting you get on with running your business.

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