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Peer-to-peer lending and crowdfunding provides you with two ways to invest in the next big player in the market at a key stage of their development, plus make yourself a healthy return at the same time. By Sean Blanks, marketing director of

By Nick Brown, partner and head of charity audits at accountants Plummer Parsons.

Rich Preece, managing director of Intuit, gives his top tips for getting paid on time.

New payment regulations could bring savings to SMEs - but Raj Sond, general manager at First Data Merchant Solutions, says bosses should check the small print.

Paul Lindfield of Manchester-based chartered accountant Sedulo looks at business owners' responsibilities under auto-enrolment.

Since the recession businesses have been understandably cautious when it comes to getting into debt, and the reticence of bank lending has been well documented. However, with the economy now showing signs of recovery, businesses are beginning to regain confidence in raising finance for growth.

Every year millions of small business owners opt to fill out a paper Self Assessment tax return rather than an online version.

If your business is looking to raise finance what do you need to do to prepare?

Carol Cheesman of Cheesmans Accountants has this advice.

If I spend time abroad how does this affect my tax and my business?

Making a capital gain is usually good news – but it can also come with a hefty tax bill. So, whether you are selling all, or part, of your business, or some other assets (for example property or shares) it’s important to plan for a capital gain in order to minimise the tax burden.

  • Kathryn Parsons, co-founder of Decoded, started with little more than faith and determination, but four years later it’s grown into a global business. Ahead of her appearance at Accelerate 2015 in...

  • Author, writer and marketer Ryan Holiday on how entrepreneurs need to interpret failure.

  • Sue Vizard, business coach and author of Jump Start: The Start-up Book for Your Dream Business, looks at some of the questions solo entrepreneurs should ask themselves.

  • Ian Wright, founder and chief executive of, is bringing together SMEs and NEDs - without the hefty recruitment fees.

  • Former professional golfer turned entrepreneur Colin Stevens has had a busy 18 months. The Better Bathrooms founder has increased turnover at the firm, secured a multi-million pound investment and...

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David Hughes sums up his entrepreneurial career to date thus: four spectacular successes and two failures. He founded the sports retailer Allsports and achieved turnover of £180 million before a vicious price war meant decline, administration in 2005 and a sell-off to rival JD Sports.

It took Richard Shonn, managing director of 151 Products, three years to find a warehouse big enough for his requirements.