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Gardener risks and hazards

Safety and insurance

12 January 2024

From power tools to sun stroke, gardening can be more dangerous than you think.

The value of e-commerce for businesses

Digital and innovation

9 January 2024

Online sales are growing and growing - is it time you embraced e-commerce?

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Side Hustle Tax UK Explained

Finance and legal

8 January 2024

From 1 January 2024, new rules have come into place which may affect the tax you pay on your side hustle. AXA explains the changes.

What to consider when starting a business from your home?

Starting up

19 December 2023

If you’re planning to start or are already running a business from your home, this is your guide to making sure everything is above board.

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How to become a music tutor

Starting up

24 November 2023

Love to get lost in the music? Find out how to start a music tutoring business.

Trades business risks and hazards

Safety and insurance

20 November 2023

In this guide we'll examine the most common risks to tradespeople, and some of the best ways to avoid the most harmful hazards where possible.

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Become a freelance graphic designer

Starting up

8 November 2023

If you're thinking of doing freelance graphic design, read this guide to getting started.

How to become a business consultant

Starting up

6 November 2023

Thinking of becoming a business consultant? AXA’s guide explains the role of a business consultant and how to start a consulting business.

Small Business Christmas Survival Guide

Starting up

31 October 2023

12 steps to help your small business flourish this festive season

How to Start a Photography Business

Starting up

30 October 2023

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.

The State of Startup

Starting up

24 October 2023

Lets take a look at the trends from the 2023 AXA Startup Angel winners

Retail shop risks and hazards

Safety and insurance

4 October 2023

In this guide we'll examine the most common risks to retail and shop workers, and some of the best ways to avoid the most harmful hazards where possible.

What is dead stock and how can small businesses avoid it?

Growth and strategy

21 September 2023

Left over stock that’s slow to sell may not sound like a big deal, but it can have a lot of knock-on effects for your business.

Contractor vs subcontractor: guide for small businesses

Growth and strategy

12 September 2023

Within many different business areas, but especially the trades, there may be an opportunity to work as a contractor or subcontractor.

The safe working at height guide

Safety and insurance

24 August 2023

Working at height carries a risk of falling, which can cause serious injury. So here's AXA's guide to working at height safely, in ten easy steps.