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Startup funding in the UK

This article gives practical advice on where to find startup funding in the UK. If you’re a startup founder and you are looking for options to fund your business through its launch or early growth, you’ve come to the right place. Putting together a funding mix It’s good practice to secure the funding for a…

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20 Best Side Hustle ideas 2020

According to research from Henley Business School, about two-fifths of working Brits have a side hustle. This could mean just about any work done in addition to a person’s main job – from setting up an online shop to picking up shifts as a courier or taxi driver. Join us as we talk through 20…

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Outbound Dialling

Soon you will be able to make calls from your virtual number and choose which virtual number to display when making a call. We hope to launch this service by the end of Summer 2020. To register your interest, and to be contacted once available, please complete the form below.

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Can small businesses claim back VAT?

Small businesses that pay value-added tax (VAT) on their revenues are usually entitled to claim back VAT on products and services they buy for business use. This effectively gives the business a 20% discount on the listed prices of the items they need, which could range from stock and stationary to bills and business telephone…

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Top 10 working from home ideas

Need some working from home ideas? Working from home is an increasingly popular way of life. According to an ONS survey published in 2018, 1.3 million Brits currently work from home. That figure looks set to rise, as more workers are drawn to the time-saving, stress-busting, travel-reducing benefits of working remotely. If working from home…

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Preparing your business for the coronavirus

This article provides key guidance and information sources on how businesses can respond to the novel coronavirus, COVID-19. What is the coronavirus? Coronavirus is a category of viruses. The coronavirus outbreak that is currently of global concern is a strain of coronavirus called COVID-19. Symptoms of infection with COVID-19 include cough, difficulty in breathing, and…

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What is VAT? A guide to value-added tax

If your business sells a significant volume of goods or services in the UK, it is probably required to pay VAT. In this simple guide, we explain what is VAT, and how your business can register for VAT and make VAT payments to HMRC. If this all sounds daunting, you’ll be glad to hear there’s…

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The start-up tick-list 2020

As a new start-up or small business, you’ll find it pays to look professional from day 1. At this early stage, your business probably doesn’t have much press coverage, many online reviews or much of a public reputation. This means prospective customers and partners will be looking especially carefully at how your business presents itself,…

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Christmas & New Year opening hours

We want to wish you all a very merry Christmas and a happy new year, from all of us here at Tamar Telecommunications, thanks for another fantastic year. A quick update on our opening hours over the holidays: Monday 23rd December: 9:00 – 5:30pm Tuesday 24th December: 9:00 – 5:30pm Wednesday 25th December: Closed Thursday…

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7 ways to start marketing your business

Want to start marketing your business? Try one of these easy marketing tactics every day for the next week. They’re all user-friendly, and they could all help you get your business noticed. 1. Add the business to online directories Online directories such as Google My Business and Yell are a key resource for people seeking…

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How to register as self-employed in the UK

15% of working people in the UK are registered as self-employed. This article will tell you how to register with HMRC and join this growing group of self-made sole-traders. Who should register as self-employed? ‘Self-employed’ is a wide spectrum, including people who describe themselves as freelancers, sole traders, and even small businesses. Although self-employed people…

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Black Friday Weekend

Get your number today, FREE for 1 month with our Black Friday weekend offer! This Black Friday weekend we are giving new and existing customers 1 month completely free on a new number. Whether you’ve been meaning to set up your new business number or you could do with an extra number to track that…

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Mobile Landlines: The big secret for small businesses

Getting your business looking professional and established from the beginning has never been easier with mobile landlines. Particularly in the early days of starting a business, it can be difficult to gain customer trust. Something as simple as providing a landline number for your customers helps show you are established and have a local office.…

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5 tips for generating a business name

Top 5 tips for generating your business name Your business name affects how customers feel about the business, and how they interpret what you do. It might even have an impact on their buying behaviour. The fact business names matter so much makes it all the harder to choose one for your own business. If…

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How do I set up a business phone number?

Getting a dedicated phone number for your business is a fast and affordable way to give that professional first impression and increase customer trust. This article will take you through the simple steps to set up a business phone number. We’ll also help you choose the right number for your business and go through a…

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How to start a business plan

How to start a business plan Writing a business plan is an essential step towards making a new business viable. You’ll need one to get investment from VCs, you’ll probably need one to secure a business loan, and most importantly of all, you’ll need one to help turn your business ideas into a workable plan…

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Plymouth Pavilions Preferential Members Lounge

Plymouth Pavilions Preferential Members Lounge We’re proud to be based in the beautiful ocean city that is Plymouth. We also love supporting local businesses and events and that’s why we’ve been proudly sponsoring the Preferential Members Lounge at the Plymouth Pavilions for over 2 years now. We have worked with the Plymouth Pavilions to make…

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A simple guide to starting a trade business

A simple guide to starting a trade business If you’re reading this article, you’re probably aware of the advantages of going into business as a tradesperson. You’ll be your own boss, you’ll have the chance to do satisfying work on homes, businesses and public places, and you could earn a very good living while you’re…

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Plymouth Pride 2019

Plymouth Pride 2019 We are proud to announce our sponsorship this August for Plymouth Pride 2019. The colourful, loud and proud Pride Festival returns to Plymouth Hoe on Saturday 10th August, celebrating and promoting the diversity that exists within the LGBTQ communities. Thanks to the crowdfunding page exceeding its target amount, the event will be…

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5 things to do before you start a business

5 things to do before you start a business Got an idea for a business? That’s great, but remember it is vital to put in plenty of groundwork before you launch. In this article, we discuss five key steps SMEs need to take before they start trading, to give themselves the best chance of success.…

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