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How employers should protect essential workers

Date: 3 April 2020


How to make money building WordPress websites

Date: 30 March 2020


A successful tech start-up in their busy office

Five things a tech start-up needs in 2020

If you are starting a tech company in 2020, what are the key elements you need to succeed?

Date: 26 March 2020 By:

A frustrated woman holds her head in her hands after losing the data on her laptop

Six steps to backing up and securing your IT data

Protecting business data doesn't have to be complicated if you know where to start. These six steps will help ensure you never lose your data again.

Date: 25 March 2020 By:

A business owner congratulates a successful worker and shows appreciation in the office.

Setting up an employee productivity bonus scheme

Employees respond well to praise and incentives - and it doesn’t need to blow your small business’ budget. How to create a performance bonus scheme.

Date: 23 March 2020 By:

A group of business people work together in a modern office.

Five energy-saving hacks for offices

Making a few relatively simple changes in your workplace could significantly reduce your energy bills. Here are some ideas to get you started.

Date: 23 March 2020 By:

A male employee wears a face mask whilst communting to work to minimise the risk of contracting coronavirus

Coronavirus guidance for employers

The government has issued updated guidance on the coronavirus outbreak. Acas has also released practical guidance for employers.

Date: 23 March 2020 By:

A smiling entrepreneur sits in her company car, which has been carefully chosen to give the right impression of her business.

How to choose the right company car or van

Company vehicles are a must-have for many firms - but choosing the right ones can be difficult. What to consider, from capacity to running costs.

Date: 11 March 2020 By:

A group of business colleagues brainstorm innovative ways to beat the competition.

How to muscle out the competition

All’s fair in love, war and business. Going after your competitors is something you should never shy away from - here’s how to come out on top.

Date: 10 March 2020 By:

A forklift truck is loaded with a pallet of goods ready for dispatch

Four top tips for improving your business shipping

Getting shipping and packaging right saves time, hassle and money - and maintains customer relations. Three top tips.

Date: 9 March 2020 By:

A team holds a business meeting around a conference table in a modern, stylish office.

The importance of a well-designed office

Choosing the right facility for your start up venture or big client meeting is essential. Four ways good office design can benefit your business.

Date: 3 March 2020 By:

A sunny view of London’s main business district from the other side of Tower Bridge.

Ten London business events for start ups in 2020

London hosts events throughout the year to allow entrepreneurs to network and keep growing their businesses. We’ve gathered the top picks for 2020.

Date: 2 March 2020 By:

Two start-up entrepreneurs discuss costs and how to maintain a steady cashflow.

How to manage costs in a new business

You won’t get very far if your new venture runs out of cash. Ensuring your business manages cashflow effectively and is prepared for unexpected costs.

Date: 27 February 2020 By:

A manager in a fulfilment centre checks inventory for packing and shipping ecommerce orders

Should your ecommerce business use a fulfilment centre?

Fulfilment centres offer a streamlined and cost-effective mailing solution that takes the stress away from ecommerce businesses. How the process works.

Date: 20 February 2020 By:

A self-employed taxi driver stands by his car at a taxi rank, waiting for a passenger.

A guide to self assessment for taxi drivers

Mike Parkes of GoSimpleTax provides a step-by-step guide to filing the self assessment tax return for self-employed taxi and Uber drivers.

Date: 20 February 2020 By:

A group of happy employees laugh and joke in a meeting.

Eight ways to ensure your employees are happy and motivated

Whether you're just starting to employ team members or you have had staff for years, you need to ensure that they're happy in their jobs. Eight tips.

Date: 18 February 2020 By:

A café owner works on his accounts and calculates his cash flow and working capital.

Looking after your cash flow as a small business

It’s vital to maintain a level of working capital that enables you to push through crunch times and continue to operate. What you need to know.

Date: 14 February 2020 By:

An online white label seller checks stock and packs orders for shipping.

Six simple reasons to start a white label business

A white label business is a fairly simple concept, and there are many potential benefits to be gained from it. Here are six you should consider.

Date: 11 February 2020 By:

A fleet manager happily holds up the keys to a leased business vehicle.

Five things to consider when leasing business vehicles

There are many benefits to leasing business vehicles instead of buying them. What you need to look out for when you choose your leasing deal.

Date: 7 February 2020 By: