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Why apprenticeships work for businesses

Managing people

28 January 2022

From skills to ideas, apprentices can bring big benefits to small businesses.

The Guide To Becoming A Commercial Landlord

Starting up

17 August 2022

Thinking of becoming a commercial landlord? AXA's guide will run down the ins and outs of letting out commercial properties.

How To Open Your Own Shop

Starting up

4 August 2022

Got an eye for retail? Here’s how to open your own retail business

Employee retention for small businesses

Growth and strategy

13 July 2022

When running your own business, keeping your staff happy can be just as important as keeping your customers happy. Here, AXA explains why.

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A Short Guide to P45 Forms

Managing people

12 July 2022

A short guide to your responsibilities around the P45 form as an employer.

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Personal Trainer Allowable Expenses

Finance and legal

20 June 2022

We’ve made it easy to understand allowable expenses and maximise your earnings.

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How to Open a Coffee Shop

Starting up

17 June 2022

Dream of opening a coffee shop? Find out how to get started.

How to Start a Hairdressing Business

Starting up

15 June 2022

Find out how you can join one of the happiest professions in the UK by starting your own hairdressing business.

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Automation for Small Businesses

Digital and innovation

15 June 2022

Automation is not only realistic but also can be beneficial to small businesses.

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Small business stories: Wonderland Books

Starting up

13 June 2022

Helen Tamblyn-Saville on how her love of books led to owning a small business

BOSH! Founders, Ian & Henry. Judges for Start Up Angel 2022
Chatting with the Startup Angels: BOSH!

Starting up

9 June 2022

Henry Firth of BOSH! talks about AXA Startup Angel 2022

Raphael Sofoluke, Judge for Start Up Angel 2022
Chat with Startup Angel Raphael Sofoluke

Starting up

9 June 2022

Raphael Sofoluke talks about returning as a judge for AXA Startup Angel 2022

Sharmadean Reid MBE, Judge for Start Up Angel 2022
Meet the Startup Angels: Sharmadean Reid

Starting up

9 June 2022

Sharmadean Reid talks about AXA Startup Angel 2022

Retail and Shop Owner Allowable Expenses

Finance and legal

1 June 2022

Our easy guide explains allowable expenses to help you save more on tax.

The Importance of Business Credit Scores

Finance and legal

23 May 2022

Learn more about how a good business credit score can help your startup grow.

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What type of hairdressing salon is right for you?

Growth and strategy

28 April 2022

Learn more about the pros and cons of each salon type and find the best for you.