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At the dawn of a new tax year, small business owners up and down the country have been busy getting their finances in order. The period around Payroll Year End (PYE) can be quite daunting for early-stage businesses, so here are some useful tips from Sally Revell, business manager for QuickBooks small business accounting firm Intuit, to help keep your business on track and ready for growth:

As the 2011-12 tax year draws to a close, Phil Sidebottom, wealth advisor at Barclays in Manchester, offers EN readers some exclusive tips on making the most of their money.

By Hazel Moore, co-founder and chairman of FirstCapital, which specialises in M&A and private placements for high-growth European technology businesses.

In July 2010 pay-to-bid interactive social auction platform successfully secured venture capital funding from Atomic Ventures. EN asks managing director Juha Koski how he did it and what lessons he has learnt.

Dave Collier, director of capital allowance specialists, CA Tax Solutions, explains what capital allowances are and why they could offer a financial boost to businesses.

On 13 June, HMRC announced the latest campaigns targeting VAT defaulters, private tutors and e-marketplaces. Shimon Shaw, tax lawyer with Matthew Arnold & Baldwin explains what this means for businesses that trade using sites like eBay.

Andy Craven, product & marketing lead for risk management solutions at Dun & Bradstreet UK, argues that a collaborative, cloud-based approach can help businesses to manage their credit risk and ensure healthy cashflow.

If your company grows beyond a certain size you’ll need to have your accounts audited annually. EN finds out what this involves and how to pick the firm that will do the best job.

Emily Coltman, Chief Accountant at online accounting system provider FreeAgent (, suggests five clues to look for in your accounts in order to reveal how successful your business really is.

Throughout the recession invoice finance and asset-based lending were the only game in town for most borrowers in the SME market. So, how are the ABL and IF houses positioning themselves now that the recovery has set in? EN investigates.

  • 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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Reputation is everything when it comes to running a successful business, according to Sacha Lord-Marchionne and Sam Kandel, founders of the Warehouse Project (WHP), a series of club nights featuring DJs from all over the world, which was launched back in 2006.

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