How to become a gardener or landscaper

Starting up

4 February 2022

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

Why apprenticeships work for businesses

Managing people

28 January 2022

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

Gardener Bryony Mole at work, holding plants
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.

Bryony, a real AXA customer, working in a garden
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?

AXA customer, Bryony, doing her allowable expenses paperwork
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.

Small Business Stories: Faris Aranki

Starting up

30 December 2021

Faris Aranki of Shiageto Consulting shares his advice for small business owners

A man at his office desk writing in a notebook
IR35 legislation: the facts

Finance and legal

15 December 2021

Struggling to get to grips with IR35? AXA explains what the UK tax legislation is and what it means for you.

Shipping containers stacked on top of one another.
Post-Brexit Import/Export Guide

Transport and logistics

6 December 2021

Stay on top of changes to the rules for moving goods between the EU and GB.

A series of post-it notes being used by a small business for strategic planning
What’s New for Small Businesses in 2022?

Business news and opinion

26 November 2021

Check out the trends and changes we’re expecting for small businesses in 2022.

Three people in High Vis Vests in a warehouse, starting to stack boxes on a wooden pallet.
How to Handle Supply Chain Disruption

Transport and logistics

19 November 2021

Supply chain disruption can be a big business risk. Find out how to prepare for it.

Small Businesses and Cyber Security: Advice From The Expert

Digital and innovation

26 October 2021

Cyber security expert Matt Roberts of arcX speaks to AXA about how small businesses can stay secure from online attacks.

Hiring An Intern: Insight For Small Business

Growth and strategy

5 October 2021

AXA’s marketing intern, Olly Buckley, shares some insight for small businesses who are thinking about taking on an intern.