How to start a photography business

Starting up

20 November 2020

Starting your own photography business requires a lot of work to make it successful. Read AXA's guide to find out all you need to know about the process.

Small Business Stories: Dominic

Starting up

16 May 2021

Creative Director Dominic Livingston shares his small business advice.

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Meet the AXA Startup Angels: Holly Tucker

Starting up

16 May 2021

Holly Tucker explains why she’s backing AXA Startup Angel.

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Startup advice from AXA’s Startup Angels

Starting up

16 May 2021

The AXA Startup Angels give us their best business advice for entrepreneurs

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Meet the AXA Startup Angels: Raphael Sofoluke

Starting up

13 May 2021

Raphael Sofoluke discusses why great startup businesses solve problems.

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Meet the AXA Startup Angels: BOSH!

Starting up

13 May 2021

Ian & Henry of BOSH! reveal what makes a winning Startup Angel entry.

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What are business trivial benefits?

Finance and legal

11 April 2021

Employers don’t need to report or pay tax and NI on trivial benefits. AXA explains more and provides trivial benefits examples.

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How restaurants and cafés can get back to work safely

Re-opening your business in

Back to Business

31 March 2021

What steps and precautions your café must take to reopen safely

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How can hairdressers and barbers reopen safely

Re-opening your business in

Back to Business

31 March 2021

AXA explains what steps hairdressers and barbers must take to reopen safely.

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How retail businesses can reopen safely

Re-opening your business in

Back to Business

31 March 2021

What steps and precautions your retail business must take to reopen safely.

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Coronavirus advice for the beauty and aesthetics industry

Re-opening your business in

Back to Business

31 March 2021

We explain the steps the beauty and aesthetics industry need to take to reopen safely amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Side hustle ideas: how to start a side business and earn extra money

Starting up

26 March 2021

Want to start a side business? From candle making to dog walking, here are AXA’s side hustle ideas to help you earn extra money.

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Budget 2021: what does it mean for small business and the self-employed?

Business news and opinion

9 March 2021

AXA summarises the 2021 Budget with the need-to-know information for small business owners and the self employed

How to write a business continuity plan

Growth and strategy

2 March 2021

What is business continuity planning (BCP)? Outline how your business will operate during an unplanned disruption with AXA’s handy checklist and template.

How to write an invoice

Finance and legal

26 January 2021

A step-by-step guide on how to write an invoice, common invoice requirements and a downloadable example of an invoice.  

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The ins and outs of government small business grants

Back to Business

22 January 2021

Looking to apply for a small business grant? Read AXA’s guide to learn everything you need to know.