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

Facebook Shops – helping UK small businesses boost online sales

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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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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 in the UK 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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Resources for sole traders in times of coronavirus

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Business tips, Holvi-centric | 19/03/20 21:10

Coronavirus has rapidly become a global issue. Along with the health risks it presents, society is currently struggling with unprecedented concerns. Sole traders across the world face a new, very real challenge: how to keep their business going in today’s climate. With the prospect of difficult months ahead, we’ve compiled a list of credible and up-to-date information to help you navigate the upcoming changes.

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Top 10 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 (town being the whole of the UK in this case). 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

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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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3 legal steps every UK sole trader must follow

3 legal steps UK sole traders must follow

Business tips, Starting your business | 31/01/20 12:10

Here are the 3 steps needed to legally work as a sole trader in the UK. 

(This post is short, because the process is easy. Let’s jump right in!)

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Life balance and contextual banking - Holvi’s CEO on the state of entrepreneurship in 2020

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Business tips, Business banking | 26/01/20 07:15

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A 7-step business banking guide to self-employment success

7-step business banking guide to self-employment success

Business tips, Business banking, Bookkeeping for small businesses | 24/01/20 17:12

When some people hear ‘self-employed’ they think free time – hours spent roaming nature, at cafes and art galleries, days lost travelling or just lying in. Not many think hard work. 

But as someone who’s self-employed you know better. 

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Getting started with Facebook ads – Performance Marketer shares his advertising tips for small businesses

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Business tips, Business marketing, Holvi-centric, Who is Holvi | 05/12/19 10:51

For small business owners who want to make marketing a priority but don’t have the time, budget or knowhow, Facebook can be a smart choice. 

Here, our Performance Marketing Manager shares his best tips for getting started with Facebook ads. 

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