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

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

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Entrepreneurship, Tips for small businesses | 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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Tips for small businesses | 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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Entrepreneurship, Tips for small businesses | 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

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Entrepreneurship, How to use Holvi, Tips for small businesses | 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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Entrepreneurship, Tips for small businesses | 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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Getting started with Facebook ads – Performance Marketer shares his advertising tips for small businesses

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Entrepreneurship, Tips for small businesses, Business marketing | 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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A Holvian’s story – a former small business owner shares her best marketing tips

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Entrepreneurship, Tips for small businesses, Business marketing, For Holvi entrepreneurs, Stories from Holvi entrepreneurs | 07/01/19 09:40

Small business owners love what they do. They’re passionate about their work and their customers. And, of course, they want new customers to find them. But when the actual work – and paperwork – takes up too time, there’s often little left for marketing.

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How Holvi turned customer learnings into actions – and how you can do the same

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Entrepreneurship, Tips for small businesses | 14/11/18 12:28

Every company wants to understand its customers in order to develop its business and drive growth. Since 2003, NPS or “net promoter score”, has been a key metric to measure growth and loyalty. While gathering feedback from customers used to prove quite difficult, in this data-rich era the problem can often be too much data. When there’s tons of feedback and data to analyse, companies need to find new ways to organise research and use tools, such as the NPS, the right way.

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6 signs you’re dealing with a difficult customer (and how to handle them)

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Entrepreneurship, Tips for small businesses | 10/10/18 10:39

Sooner or later, every entrepreneur comes into contact with them: customers whose difficult and irrational behavior can leave you wondering why you went into business in the first place. They flood you with angry emails, expect you to be reachable 24/7, and always, always know better than you. They demand your full attention and demand, quite literally, the world.

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Tips for beginners – how to set prices for products and services

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Entrepreneurship, Tips for small businesses, Business marketing | 27/08/18 07:55

If my goal is to reach the same level of income as I earned with my full-time job, how much should I charge for my work? How much do I need to earn to cover all my business expenses? What if I set my prices too high and it scares away potential clients or customers?

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