Welcome to the Knowledge Centre

The Knowledge Centre is HSBC’s online magazine and information centre for small businesses with ambitions to grow. The site offers inspirational profiles, expert insights and more, backed up by a comprehensive range of briefings, checklists and other resources to help launch, run and develop your business More...


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Crowdfunding: Q&A with Bruce Davis

Bruce Davis, director of the UK Crowdfunding Association and founder of the Abundance Investment crowdfunding platform, answers key questions on how crowdfunding can help small businesses. In very basic terms

How I came up with my business idea

Andy McHale of Cowshed reveals the inspiration for his restaurant business If you want to start up and succeed in business you must set yourself apart, especially when starting your

How to use Instagram for your business

Jen Ronan, Instagram head of small business EMEA, explains why so many small firms are using the hugely popular image and video-sharing platform and offers her top tips on how