Ultimate guide posts

If you want to find out all there is to know about a particular topic, look no further than our ultimate guides – longer form articles that discect subjects from top to bottom, including things like starting a business, investing, contracting and cyber security.

18 July 22
6 minute read

What is PCI DSS and what's being updated in 2022?

What is the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) and what do the version 4.0 updates implemented in 2022 mean for your small business?

22 June 22
5 minute read

How to become an electrician

Interested in a career as an electrician? Read our guide covering everything from the qualifications required to how to set up and market your business.

15 June 22
3 minute read

What is a Companies House confirmation statement?

Since 2016, all limited companies and LLPs in the UK have had to file a confirmation statement each year with Companies House. We break down what this statement is and how to file it yourself.

01 June 22
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.

31 May 22
5 minute read

What is a CSCS card? And how do you get one?

If you work in construction, you'll most likely need a CSCS (Construction Skills Certification Scheme) card – the leading certification scheme for construction workers.

14 April 22
7 minute read

How to start a candle or wax melt business

Following its boom in 2020, candle making has become a profitable pastime. Learn how to start your own candle or wax melt company with our 10-step guide.

05 April 22
5 minute read

Invoice template for self employed professionals

Invoices are a key part of running any business. This guide takes you through what they are, the various types and how to create one (including a customisable invoice template).