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Breakaway from the 9 to 5 and try something different. Our CMO, Jack Collier, talks about Britain's self-starter movement.

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Babycakes Bespoke Cakes are a London based company specialising in one-off, 3D celebration cakes. We caught up with the founder, Fi, to find out more.

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We’ve launched our new brand campaign to inspire anyone out there dreaming of working for themselves.

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The next blog in our tax series looks into National Insurance and what it means for small business owners and side-hustlers. Do you know when you need to pay it?

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We’ve teamed up with Elaine Clark from Cheap Accounting to breakdown the myth that claims accounting is impossible for the small business owner.

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As the economy is expected to benefit from £125 billion generated by the self-employed movement a big topic that can put people off following their passion is their finances. Starting with taxes for side hustlers, we want to tackle that knowledge gap.

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Opali London create candles that not only smell amazing but also have a unique and beautiful aesthetic. In our latest small business story we catch up with founder, Lauren.

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Starting a business isn’t easy and even less so when you do it during a national lockdown. In our latest customer interview, we caught up with Lucy, founder of Goods of May.

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In the final blog of our series with the National Cyber Security Centre we have put together all the actions you can take to protect your small business.

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In the fifth of our series with the National Cyber Security Centre, we bring you 5 tips on avoiding phishing attacks as they become more commonplace.

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In the fourth of our series with the National Cyber Security Centre, we look at the importance of passwords and how you can use them protect your data.

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In the third of our series with the National Cyber Security Centre, we look at ways you and your business can keep the personal devices you use safe.

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In the second of our series with the National Cyber Security Centre, we look at the apps and devices you and your business use.

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In the first of our series with the National Cyber Security Centre, we bring you 5 steps to making your business more cyber secure.

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Engineering Manager, Chris Hudson, talks us through how we use RFC's to make engineering decisions here at Mettle.

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This International Women's Day I look back on an inspirational woman from my life, the #choosetochallenge theme and what we can do to get more women into STEM careers.

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Today, the Chancellor, Rishi Sunak announced the much anticipated 2021 ‘Recovery budget’

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Helen from London School of Furniture Making discusses how she and her business have been affected by COVID.

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Setting up a company online can be a much faster option than filling out paper forms and sending them via post. In this blog we look at just how quickly you can set up a company online.

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Self-employed and side hustlers set to be a key part of the economic recovery in 2021

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We've partnered with Funding Xchange to give our customers the chance to compare lending options for their business needs.

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Practice makes perfect. That’s why we’ve enlisted the help of accountant, Caroline Boardman, to talk us through her 5 step guide to setting a budget for your small business.

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Whether you're starting a side hustle from home or a new company in a new office, you'll need to register your business address. We've put together some things you should think about when registering your business address.

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Getting your business registered with Companies House is not as pricey as you think it might be. Below we look at how much it costs and the different ways you can do it.

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One of our partners, Yusuf, MD of YP Finance, shares his top tips for preparing for year-end early.

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Our partners, Gorilla Accounting, have put together a guide to help you understand accounting and what it means for you and your small business.

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As we reach the end of 2020, our CEO, Marieke Flament, takes a look back on the year and how some of our customers have adapted through the pandemic.

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Today, we’re pleased to announce that you can now use Google Pay to make purchases with your Mettle card wherever you see the Google Pay logo or contactless mark. 

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The coronavirus pandemic has placed a huge strain on many entrepreneurs, and today, more than ever, it’s important to understand what tax relief your business is entitled to. Below, our partner, Tomasz from SAFI Advisory Services, explains.

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One of the most common types of fraud we see is the ‘investment scam’. In this blog we look into this type of scam and how to protect yourself.

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Whether it's to make money on the side or a hobby you want to turn into a passion project, starting a side hustle is not always straightforward.

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Year-end bookkeeping shouldn’t feel like a laborious task. In fact, if you set things up properly from the start, it should feel pretty effortless.

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The government has announced further support to protect jobs and businesses during the month-long lockdown.

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Are you a Sole trader? Limited company? Partnership? No idea? There are a number of different business ownership types and it isn’t always easy to figure out which one is right for your company. We’ve broken each one down to try and help.

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To help keep our customers safe, we want to make sure that you are able to spot when it really is Mettle contacting you. In this blog we have outlined some top tips for spotting when it may be a scam.

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With over 33 years in the business, Steve decided to prove he had mettle and open his own furniture business in 2019. Find out how he's getting on and how COVID has affected his business.

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Want to start your very own online business? Our latest blog guides you through some things you can do to get from an idea to a functioning online business.

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Last week the Chancellor announced his Winter Economy Plan to stop mass job cuts and help the self-employed amidst a rise in coronavirus cases.

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Since starting his business back in 2019, Joshua has already been faced with COVID-19 and having to adapt his business model to meet his students' needs remotely.

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Facebook. Instagram. TikTok. Where to start? Our beginners guide to social media breaks down how to get started, tips about which channels might be best for your business and creating that all important first post.

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The thought of having a personal account and a separate business account may seem daunting. In fact it might make things a lot simpler. In this blog we break down why you might need a separate business account.

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You can now add your Mettle card to Apple Wallet and make contactless payments with the Apple devices you use every day. Just look for the contactless logo or Apple Pay mark.

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There are a whole range of different bank accounts and cards on the market these days and you might be wondering if you’d be better off with a prepaid card or a debit card for your business. 

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You’ve done the work and now it’s time to get paid. The invoice is set up and has been sent over to the client. Payment day arrives but the money doesn’t. So what do you do?

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Now that you’ve set up your business and started selling your product or service, you’re going to want to make sure you get paid.

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To set yourself up as a registered business in the UK there are a few steps you have to take. In fact, there are seven steps if you wish to set up as a limited business.

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Ready to start a new venture? Setting yourself up as a sole trader is fairly simple in the UK. There are about 4 steps you need to cover before you’re fully registered. 

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To help you get to grips with small business banking, we’ve put together an all-inclusive guide on VAT in the UK and how it affects you as a business.

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Sometimes, the most difficult thing about saving money is getting started. So to help, we've introduced Money Pots – a great way to start putting money away. You can add as much or as little as you'd like, and at your own pace.

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Anyone working in finance today can tell you that agile delivery and rapid product development are the codes all banks and financial institutions want to crack.

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Simon has been a sports scientist for 24 years. Much of his time is spent working within the elite sport environment, specialising in football, cricket and basketball at a regional, national and international level.

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Tom was born into a creative family, his dad was a sculptor, but he was never encouraged to pursue a career in art. So he started off in sales – and after six years, he realised that it wasn’t for him.

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At Mettle, we’re working hard to build a product that reduces the admin that comes with running a business. 

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The ‘bounce back’ loan scheme available from today, 4 May, allows small and medium sized businesses negatively affected by the Coronavirus to borrow between £2,000 and £50,000.

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Starting a business is an exciting time, but let’s face it, it can also be quite daunting. Particularly when it comes to the admin, like working out the structure, how to set it up, which bank account to get or accountant to use.

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We know that the amount of admin that goes into preparing accounts can be frustrating. So we’ve been working hard to make managing your books easier.

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Sign up and get FreeAgent for free with your Mettle account.

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One of the biggest challenges all businesses face right now is how to continue business operations while having to stay away from a designated office space. Some businesses can do this more easily than others, but the challenge itself is shared by many. 

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To support businesses, the government has unveiled new financial measures to help shore up the economy during the coronavirus outbreak.

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The outbreak of the coronavirus will have an impact on businesses across the globe so we wanted to take this opportunity to reassure you that we're open and operating as usual.

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Advances in technology have saved us time in almost every aspect of our day-to-day lives, so when we started to think about how customers would open a Mettle account, our motivation was to build the simplest process we could. 

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Woodworking since the age of 17, Helen Welch shares her inspiration behind her passion.

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Learning how to manage your accounts is crucial for your business to thrive.

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Working at Mettle has the perfect balance. The teams are highly skilled, we move fast, and have the budget to do things properly. And by that, I mean ‘do things properly for our users’.

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And why it’s going to change the way you get paid.

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We’ve enhanced our in-app security so that your hard-earned money is even more secure.

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I’m passionate that drama should be for everyone – not just the obvious drama kings and queens.

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From Aunt Cynthia's kitchen to West London markets – Leon talks about the inspiration behind his business.

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