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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.

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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.

Achieving Net Zero as a Small Business

Digital and innovation

26 April 2022

Small businesses can play a key part in helping reduce the UK's carbon emissions

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Small business stories: Abigail Butler, Strictly Xtended

Starting up

21 April 2022

Abigail talks about customer loyalty and taking your time to build a business.

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An Employer's Guide to P60s

Finance and legal

12 April 2022

We’ve created a helpful guide covering the main facts about how P60s work.

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Allowable Expenses for Hairdressers

Finance and legal

22 March 2022

Don’t pay more tax than you have to. Learn more about allowable expenses.

The pros and cons of becoming a landlord for your second property

Finance and legal

15 March 2022

Whether to rent or sell a second property can be a big decision. Read AXA's guide to the pros and cons of having a second home to understand your options.

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National Insurance Rise & Small Business

Finance and legal

4 March 2022

A guide to National Insurance and preparing for the cost of having employees.

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National Living Wage increases explained

Finance and legal

1 March 2022

What's changing with the National Living Wage for businesses?

How to become a gardener or landscaper

Starting up

4 February 2022

Find out how to start your own business in the gardening industry.

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Small business stories: gardener Bryony Mole

Starting up

27 January 2022

Gardener Bryony Mole talks about running her own small business

Should your business switch to a 4-day work week?

Workplace and wellbeing

24 January 2022

Could a 4-day work week be a smart move for your small business? Read about the pros and cons of making the switch.

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How to get good reviews as a gardener

Marketing and brand

14 January 2022

Reviews are extremely important in the digital age. Find out how to manage them.

AXA Customer, Bryony, working in a garden
Landscaping Business Accreditation

Managing people

10 January 2022

There’s many industry accreditations that can help your reputation, but is it worthwhile?

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Allowable Expenses for Gardeners

Finance and legal

5 January 2022

Don’t overpay on your taxes. Read our guide to allowable expenses.

VAT explained for small businesses

Finance and legal

31 December 2021

Should I register for VAT? What’s the VAT threshold for small business? AXA’s small business VAT guide explains more.