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The best tips for running your business and insightful news from the world of entrepreneurship.

‘In future, we’ll issue our own cards’ – Holvi co-founder Tuomas Toivonen lays out plans for new card features

Holvi Mastercard

Holvi news | 27/08/20 11:04

It’s official: the Holvi card is taking a new direction – Holvi Business Mastercard® 2.0. We haven’t yet mapped out all the finer details, but to keep you informed we’re sharing our plans to date.

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Discover Holvi’s brand and product redesign

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Holvi news | 17/08/20 14:00

Each day we do a bit more to simplify life for the self-employed. A big part of this is improving our product. Here are the latest updates set for release in 2020.

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Holvi is leaving the UK – when and why?

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Holvi news | 12/08/20 11:02

Yes, you read correctly. We will officially be leaving the UK on 31 October 2020. As you might imagine, this was not an easy decision to make. But we believe in open communication and sharing information as soon as possible, so we’ve already sent an email to our UK customers. This post is to explain our decision in a bit more detail.

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Facebook Shops – helping small businesses boost online sales

Business tips | 09/06/20 12:27

Facebook recently announced a global rollout of Facebook Shops – not to be confused with Facebook Marketplace. Its aim? To provide a mobile-first shopping experience built for today’s consumers. Together with Facebook Pay, Facebook Shops is the most promising update for small businesses worldwide. Now anyone can easily create an online store on Facebook and Instagram – for free!

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5 key learnings from small businesses adapting to change

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30/04/20 17:08

Over the past two months, small business owners across the UK have faced new worries over their futures. But in exceptional times, living creatures have an intrinsic drive to dig deep, to find previously untapped reserves of strength and resourcefulness. And often, adversity is a catalyst for creativity. 

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Coronavirus help for the self-employed – Specific UK support schemes

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Business tips | 01/04/20 17:51

Coronavirus is having a big impact on small businesses and the self-employment sector across the UK. Holvi is encouraging its users to avoid making panicked decisions. At the same time, we know just how concerned many self-employed people are.

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How the Finnish mindset of ‘sisu’ can help you through the coronavirus crisis

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Business tips | 30/03/20 19:39

Self-employed workers worldwide are currently facing the crisis of their lifetimes. You might be frightened, angry, depressed – feeling any number of negative emotions daily, and you will almost certainly feel overwhelmed.

It’s okay to feel this way. At the same time, we want to help.

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Introducing Holvi’s new pricing plans

Introducing Holvi's new pricing plans

Holvi news, Holvi-centric | 27/02/20 10:00

It’s a new year – okay, so February is nearly over, does it still count? – and here at Holvi we’re rolling out our updated pricing plans. We know this is a topic that concerns all Holvi users, both present and future, so we’re here to walk you through the changes: what’s happening, why, and how your business will be affected.

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9 frequently asked questions about Holvi

Holvi top 10 frequently asked questions

How to use Holvi, Business tips, Holvi-centric | 17/02/20 15:18

Sole traders take note – Holvi is the new player in town. Headquartered in Helsinki, Finland, Holvi offers a new alternative to traditional ways of handling your business finances.

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7 reasons for sole traders to open a separate business account

Business account for sole traders

Business tips, Sole trader business account, Business banking | 07/02/20 14:58

Business account – yes or no? You’ve launched your freelance career, set up as a sole trader and now you’re seeing (or maybe just foreseeing) transactions piling up in your personal account.

A quick online search confirms the legal requirements: as a sole trader, you don’t need to open a separate business account. But… should you?

Absolutely. Here’s why.

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The next generation of business banking

Holvi is a business account designed and built for entrepreneurs by entrepreneurs. Holvi account has everything your business needs, in one easy to use solution. 

  • Business current account 
  • Holvi Business Mastercard
  • Easier invoicing
  • Paperless bookkeeping

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