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Email security in 3 steps

Email security is a pain. We keep getting spammed and reading stories in the press about email accounts being compromised. The biggest free and paid email providers track our information and make money on the data that flows through our inboxes.When we...

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Data Protection

Cybersecurity is a hot topic. This is a brief blog on how we view CyberSecurity and Data Protection. Many small businesses are facing CyberSecurity challenges. At MachFast we take cybersecurity very seriously. There is no perfect system, but we focused on a number of...

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IR35 & limited companies

IR35 is tax legislation targeting ‘disguised employees’. A disguised employee is someone who operates as a permanent employee for a client but works through their own limited company to reap the tax benefits. As a contractor, you will be either ‘inside’ or...

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Mumtrepreneur Guide

Between wrestling with mummy duties and finding yourself mind-numbingly bored on maternity leave, you'll seek out new ways to stimulate yourself and keep busy. This has led to many a mum realising an excellent idea for a business. Whether you want to call it being a...

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Freelance vs. company

Making a move from self-employed freelancer to a limited company is regarded by many in business as a rite of passage. Nothing much will change in your day-to-day schedule, but the way you are taxed will change because your business will be its own entity - a company....

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Networking & referrals

It is not what you know, it's who you know that matters most- cliché, but true.  Business networks generate referrals and give access to professional services + advice when you need them most. Most new businesses don’t have sales and marketing teams, so we have to do...

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Forming a company

Setting up a business is exciting, but there’s work to do. In this guide, we cover the first steps to get you started out right. You’ll be eager to get out there and start selling. You might already be doing a bit of business. We get it but hold your horses. You need...

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Franchise startups

Many people form their first company to run a franchise business. Here at MachFast we love helping people start and form companies. Many are curious about the franchise market in the UK and how they should think about it. We hope this article helps you to learn about...

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Starting your company

Starting a business is one of the most exciting things you’ll ever do. It’s about more than bricks and mortar and sales and profits. It’s about living the dream; about making something and making your mark. That’s the spirit of entrepreneurship - the essence of why...

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Early funding

Michael recently was interviewed by a leading small business website about starting companies and getting funding. Forming a company is a big decision and getting funding is an important part of the journey. Our apps help you to get going and Michael talks about...

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