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Leadership

Great leadership skills can bring your staff together to help you achieve your business goals

Leadership can make or break a business. Good skills can result in a workforce pulling together to overcome challenges, or help a business achieve ambitious goals. This part of The Knowledge Hub offers a diversity of information on leadership including interactive content about famous company founders, how to be creative and leadership styles.

Franchisees and The Law

Franchisees and The Law

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Franchisees and The Law

What separates business owners and franchisees when things start to turn sour and where do you stand?

Protecting Your Business in a Natural Disaster

Protecting Your Business in a Natural Disaster

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Protecting Your Business in a Natural Disaster

We are lucky in the UK that natural disasters are a pretty rare occurrence, but Mother Nature can have devastating consequences on small businesses.

Intellectual Property Rights

Intellectual Property Rights

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Intellectual Property Rights

Your frequently asked questions (FAQs) on trademark law, intellectual property, product manufacturing and your associated legal protection.

The Effect of Promotion on your Leadership Style

The Effect of Promotion on your Leadership Style

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The Effect of Promotion on your Leadership Style

When you're promoted, there is an inevitable change in your leadership style. But how can you ensure you don't alienate employees and keep them performing?

Non-Compete Clauses for Freelancers (Part 2)

Non-Compete Clauses for Freelancers (Part 2)

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Non-Compete Clauses for Freelancers (Part 2)

Freelancers: find out what your options are for exiting a non-compete clause that could be blocking you moving on in your career.

Non-Compete Clauses for Freelance (Part 1)

Non-Compete Clauses for Freelance (Part 1)

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Non-Compete Clauses for Freelance (Part 1)

Freelancers: always pay attention to the small print in non-compete clauses in supplier contracts. Read Part 1 of our article on this vital issue.

What is Passing Off?

What is Passing Off?

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What is Passing Off?

Are you aware of the term 'passing off'? It may be worth knowing in case your business needs to defend itself against intellectual property infringement

Copyright Claims: Is There a Defence?

Copyright Claims: Is There a Defence?

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Copyright Claims: Is There a Defence?

Are you facing a claim issued against you for infringing someone’s copyright? If so, all is not lost - there may be a defence available to you.

Poaching Employees

Poaching Employees

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Poaching Employees

How to avoid getting into legal hot water when headhunting competitor's staff, and preventing their own staff from being poached.

Introduction to Entrepreneurial Copyright

Introduction to Entrepreneurial Copyright

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Introduction to Entrepreneurial Copyright

Entrepreneurial ​rights offer protection to people who take the time to invest in creativity, but differ from literary, drama, music or art copyright.

Business Owners: Be Ready to Make Key Decisions

Business Owners: Be Ready to Make Key Decisions

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Business Owners: Be Ready to Make Key Decisions

Everyone knows that business owners have to make some tough decisions. But which are the most difficult? And how do you prepare for them?

​Minority Shareholder Rights

​Minority Shareholder Rights

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​Minority Shareholder Rights

A minority shareholder is the David to the majority's Goliath. Know your rights and how you can fight against the Majority Rule.

Acas and Employment Disputes

Acas and Employment Disputes

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Acas and Employment Disputes

Acas is essential in bringing a dispute to an employment tribunal, but do you know what it is? We share an overview of the service, and when to use it

How the Employment Appeal Tribunal Works

How the Employment Appeal Tribunal Works

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How the Employment Appeal Tribunal Works

If you think an employment tribunal has made a wrong decision, there may be steps you can take to appeal. We cover the appeal process from start to finish

​Non-Compete Clause: The Ins and Outs

​Non-Compete Clause: The Ins and Outs

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​Non-Compete Clause: The Ins and Outs

Non-compete clauses are commonplace in the commercial world, so if you’ve signed one but you’re considering your options, here's all you need to know.

​Trademarks: The Basics

​Trademarks: The Basics

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​Trademarks: The Basics

A trademark is a distinguishing mark used to set your products and services aside from your competitors, and here's why it's important for your business.

Security on a Loan: Mortgages, and Fixed and Floating Charges

Security on a Loan: Mortgages, and Fixed and Floating Charges

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Security on a Loan: Mortgages, and Fixed and Floating Charges

Security against business loans comes in different forms, here we explain mortgages, and how fixed and floating charges work.

Shareholders’ Rights and Unfair Prejudice

Shareholders’ Rights and Unfair Prejudice

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Shareholders’ Rights and Unfair Prejudice

We explain unfair prejudice and how it can affect company shareholders. If you think you're a victim, read our guidance and examples.

​Introduction to Non-Disclosure Agreements

​Introduction to Non-Disclosure Agreements

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​Introduction to Non-Disclosure Agreements

What's a non-disclosure agreement, and do you need one? Read our introduction to NDAs to learn how they work and why you need one to protect your business

Trademark Registration Isn’t Everlasting

Trademark Registration Isn’t Everlasting

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Trademark Registration Isn’t Everlasting

Just because you have registered your trademark, it doesn’t mean that it remains registered. Here's what you need to do to maintain its registered status.