The Baseline

13 Apr 2023
6 minute read

A guide to importing and exporting for online retailers

Running an ecommerce business can often involve importing stock from overseas and selling and exporting products to customers abroad. Here’s your guide to the customs, licensing and tax rules.

11 Apr 2023
7 minute read

A small business guide to registering for VAT

All businesses with an annual turnover greater than £85,000 must register for Value Added Tax (VAT) and complete a VAT return. Read our VAT guide for small businesses, breaking down how to register and pay your taxes.

4 Apr 2023
1 minute read

Superscript sets up first Lloyd's-backed line slip for crypto-miners

we’re incredibly proud to announce that we've organised the first Lloyd’s of London-backed line slip to increase the accessibility of property insurance for crypto-miners. Find out more.

23 Mar 2023
5 minute read

What do interest rate rises mean for small businesses?

As the Bank of England raised interest rates to 4.25% on 23 March – the eleventh consecutive rate rise since 2021 – we look at how this affects small businesses.

23 Mar 2023
4 minute read

How can startups reduce exposure to future SVB-type events?

The financial system is still reeling from SVB’s collapse. Here are three bits of practical advice to help you limit exposure to these types of events again in the future.

17 Mar 2023
14 minute read

What the 2023 Spring Budget means for small businesses

On Wednesday 15 March 2023, Chancellor Jeremy Hunt made his highly anticipated Spring Budget speech. We explore what the his proposals mean for businesses around the UK and how they've been met by the small business community.

8 Mar 2023
4 minute read

Five leading incubators at the heart of UK tech

The UK tech startup space is in rude health. Let's meet five of the most significant tech startup incubators helping fledgling UK startups break new ground.

6 Mar 2023
5 minute read

The cost of living and insurance claims

Our Claims Manager Laura explains how the cost of living has impacted insurance claims, and what you need to know if you run a business. Read more.

3 Mar 2023
6 minute read

How to choose a product to sell online

To build a successful ecommerce empire, you need to put quite a bit of thought into what you’re going to sell. Here are eight tips to help you nail that decision and find the perfect products.

22 Feb 2023
4 minute read

Tech for Good - who's who

What is Tech for Good and which players are leading growing this global movement?