The majority of small businesses are run by people without finance skills or qualifications. Research has found that even if you’re financially secure, not having these skills can cost you thousands of pounds a year in tax miscalculations, unpaid invoices and fines. While some parts of business finance may seem daunting, with our guidance you’ll understand the ins and outs in a way that doesn’t overwhelm you. We’ll shine a comprehensive light on what the many financial terms and processes mean and how to deal with them on a day-to-day, monthly, quarterly and annual basis. We’ll also look at broader financial topics such as market research, funding and how and when to seek external advice. Scroll through below to browse the articles or press the filter buttons to narrow your search. Registered users can set up personalised reading lists and save articles to read at a later date.