Salon owner
Coronavirus advice for the beauty and aesthetics industry

Re-opening your business in

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31 March 2021

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

Self Employed Hero
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.

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.  

The ins and outs of government small business grants

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22 January 2021

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

How to import and export after Brexit

Transport and logistics

2 January 2021

After Brexit, new rules will change the way your business trades with the EU.

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.

Weather proof your home
How to protect your business from storm and weather damage

Safety and insurance

10 November 2020

Find out how to protect your business premises from floods, high winds and show.

Software and tools for small home businesses
Software and tools for small home businesses

Digital and innovation

20 September 2020

With many small businesses going online and working from home for the first time, AXA looks at the business software and tools to help make your job easier.

How to freelance
How to start working freelance

Starting up

6 August 2020

Thinking of working freelance? AXA’s guide explains the role of a freelancer and how to start a freelance business.

How to become a business consultant

Starting up

23 June 2020

Thinking of becoming a business consultant? Read AXA’s guide for advice on how to start and what to expect.

Can a pop-up shop boost your business?

Marketing and brand

1 June 2020

Why opening a pop-up shop might be the next step for your business

A cafe owner
How small businesses are surviving lockdown

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29 May 2020

Are you worried about your small business during lockdown? Maybe you’re self-employed and unsure about social distancing? AXA’s guide explains more.

How trades businesses can reopen safely

Re-opening your business in

Back to Business

29 May 2020

What steps and precautions your trades business must take to reopen safely