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Business Resources

This is a trying time for small businesses in the UK, and at Pentins, we are doing all we can to help. On this page you will find resources to help you support your business through the coronavirus pandemic and beyond.

The UK is built on small businesses, and we have always been passionate about helping them succeed and grow. That is why all these resources have been created and made available for free.

We have also established a Facebook group, Canterbury Business Support Group, which is available to all UK business owners. Here we will share the latest news and updates, and answer any questions you might have.

Downloadable resources

These downloadable resources will answer any questions you might have about managing the Covid-19 situation:


Latest Business Updates

Read the latest business updates from December 2020 (updated 18/12/2020)

Brexit News

All the  latest news regarding Brexit for businesses (updated 30/11)

Export Licences and Certificates from 1 January 2021

Licences, certificates and special rules for taking goods out of the UK from 1 January 2021 (updated 11/11)

The eCommerce Directive After The Transition Period

At the end of the transition period, the eCommerce Directive will no longer apply to the UK. You should begin to prepare for these changes now (updated 06/11)

Update on Importing Goods from the EU from 1 January 2021

An overview of how importing goods from the EU to the Great Britain will change from 1 January 2021 (ypdated 05/11)

Update on Exporting Goods to the EU from 1 January 2021

An overview of how exporting goods from the Great Britain to the EU will change from 1 January 2021 (updated 04/11)

Exporting Excise Goods to the EU from 1 January 2021

From 1 January 2021, there will be changes to how you export and declare excise goods (alcohol, tobacco and certain oils) (updated 23/10)

Exporting – Getting an EORI Number

From 1 January 2021 you’ll need an EORI number to move goods between the UK and the EU. Here is all you need to know about it. (updated 23/10)

Covid-19 Information

December Newsletter – Business Updates

The latest news and updates regarding Covid and Brexit (updated 11/12)

Covid News

Catch up on the latest news regarding covid for businesses (updated 30/11)

Changes in Business Support 6/11/20

Changes in business support includes extended furlough scheme and more (updated 06/11)

Managing Covid-19 Stress

Use these tips to manage your Covid-19 related stress (updated 05/11)

Work From Home

These useful tips will help you if you’ve recently transitioned to working from home (updated 03/11)

Flexible Furlough Guidance

This document details flexible furlough and changes to the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (updated 16/06)

Summary of Government Support

A quick summary of all the announces government support, along with information on how you can get it (updated 27/03)

Local Authority Grant Payments

A summary of the Kent councils speed of payments, compared to the national average (updated 19/04)

Coronavirus Business Advice

Everything you need to know, and the answers to the most common questions we get from clients regarding managing the Coronavirus in your business (updated 09/04)

Covid-19 Info For Business Owners

A quick overview of what help you can get (grants, funding) and things you need to think about (updated 24/03 at 3 PM)

Find out what financial support you can get for your business

This article contains up to date information about every scheme and payment announced.

If you can not pay your tax bill on time

There are schemes in place if you’re struggling to pay your tax bills because of the Coronavirus crisis.

Assessment and Planning

Assess Your Business

Assess your current situation, and find out how you can make an achievable business plan.

SMART Goals Worksheet

Use this worksheet to make SMART goals for your business.

How to Make a Business Plan

Learn how you can make your own business plan, and get a free business plan template.

Guide for Developing Your Business Continuity Plan

You need to develop a plan to get through the next 3-6 months. This guide will help you create a strategy for yourself, your team and your business.


Take the ACHIEVE test and get a personal report identifying the weaknesses in your business, and learn how you can improve it.


How to Get More Cash in Your Business

This free 7 day email course will help you improve your cashflow.

The Importance of Cashflow Control

Learn why you need to control your cashflow, and not let it control you.

36 Ways to Improve Cash Flow

Find useful ideal on how you can improve your cashflow in your business.

Financing Your Business

Discover the options you have when it comes to financing your business.

Find Lenders

If you’re looking for external funding, Capitalise can help you find the right lenders.

HMRC and Compliance

How to Run Your Business by the Books

Learn how to stay compliant with HMRC.

Pre Year-End Tax Planning

Pre year end tax planning advice for 2021 (updated 02/2021)


Get Insights Into What’s Happening in Your Business

Knowing what’s going on in your business will help you make the right decisions and plan ahead.

Building Your Dream Team

How to put together a great team with people that will support and promote business growth.


Why Enhancing Your Business is Essential

Stay ahead of your competition by continuously enhancing and improving your business, products and services.

Delegating tasks

Encourage greater initiative in your business by using the delegation ladder.

Pricing Your Products

Do you know for certain that your products are priced correctly? Learn the optimal pricing strategies, and how small price changes can drastically improve your business.


Turn your service or offering into a product to improve sales, build value and create a more loyal customer base.


Understanding Value

Learn what business value means, and how it is measured.

Building Business Value

Grow the value of your business.


Why You Need an Exit Plan

You need to start planning your exit long before you actually intend to exit the business. Learn why in this article.

Plan to Sell Your Business

Get the most out of the sale of your business by having a detailed plan.

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