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Latest thoughts, insights and tips from industry thought leaders on how to make your business thrive.

Sole trader
Legal & compliance

A guide to choosing a legal structure for your small business

One of the most important decisions you can make when you’re starting your small business is deciding what legal structure it will take. The structure you choose has an important…
07 March, 2019
Fragrance bottles
Marketing & sales

How to start an online store in 9 easy steps

The internet has completely revolutionised the way we shop. Back in the day, your only options were to browse the shops on the high street or leaf through a catalogue.…
06 March, 2019
Garage tools
General

Weekly roundup: 1st March 2019

Happy Friday, everyone! We can't believe it's March already. The year seems to be whizzing by. Each new month comes with new challenges for your small business as well as…
01 March, 2019
Counting pennies
Finance & cash flow

What if you can’t pay your business loan back?

Most responsible lenders will do their best to make sure they only loan money to businesses who are likely to be able to afford the repayments. They do this by…
28 February, 2019
Paying by credit card
Business finance

4 reasons you should consider a merchant cash advance

Every business needs cash, whether they’re big or small. But managing cash flow is one of the hardest parts to running a small business. If you’re struggling to keep your…
28 February, 2019
Man shaving boy's hair
Staff & recruitment

Employing staff for the first time: 6 things you need to consider

Your business is growing and the future’s looking good. To help with the extra work and make sure that growth continues, you decide to employ one or two members of…
25 February, 2019
Busy restaurant kitchen
General

Weekly roundup: 22nd February 2019

Well done! You've made it through another week. Give yourself a pat on the back. It's been another busy one for us here at Boost Capital. We've been talking to…
22 February, 2019
Man pointing to day in calendar
Staff & recruitment

Will a four-day work week become the norm?

It’s no wonder I started writing this post on a Monday morning. The weekend always seems to go far too quickly. You clock off on Friday afternoon and before you…
21 February, 2019
Woman doing her accounts
Business finance

2 of the biggest myths when it comes to business finance

As you can imagine, we talk to small business owners a lot. So we understand a great deal about their concerns and misconceptions when it comes to getting business funding.…
18 February, 2019
Florist
General

Weekly roundup: 15th February 2019

It's that time of the week again - happy Friday! How was your week? We've been busy as always, helping small businesses get the funding they need to grow. But…
15 February, 2019