Equipment & Utilities

Here's our selection of guides covering energy, equipment and vehicles

Picking out business vehicles or energy suppliers can seem like tedious tasks for ambitious SME owners. From deciding whether you should lease or hire a fleet, to finding the most cost effective energy supplier, keeping your SME running smoothly can take up valuable time. Here's our selection of guides and articles covering energy, equipment and vehicles to help you along.

Tackling Fleet Management Challenges with Tech

Tackling Fleet Management Challenges with Tech

— Read More — Tackling Fleet Management Challenges with Tech

Tackling Fleet Management Challenges with Tech

Andreas Schneider of Vimcar explores how technology can be used to help tackle common fleet management challenges, such as preparing for the introduction of Clean Air Zones

How to Find the Right IT Service Provider

How to Find the Right IT Service Provider

— Read More — How to Find the Right IT Service Provider

How to Find the Right IT Service Provider

Vikki Durden of UK IT Service shares her tips on how to know when it's time to switch IT Service providers as a small business owner and how to find the right one

The Benefits of Fleet Van Insurance for SMEs

The Benefits of Fleet Van Insurance for SMEs

— Read More — The Benefits of Fleet Van Insurance for SMEs

The Benefits of Fleet Van Insurance for SMEs

Mark McKenna of specialist insurance brokers Bluedrop Services talks us through the key benefits of fleet van insurance for growing businesses in the UK

6 Steps to Building an Efficient Business Fleet

6 Steps to Building an Efficient Business Fleet

— Read More — 6 Steps to Building an Efficient Business Fleet

6 Steps to Building an Efficient Business Fleet

A savvy fleet strategy can help bring down costs and improve your business’ bottom line. Crown Oil's Simon Fitton shares six steps to help reduce your business' fleet overheads

Construction Equipment Leasing vs Financing

Construction Equipment Leasing vs Financing

— Read More — Construction Equipment Leasing vs Financing

Construction Equipment Leasing vs Financing

Patrick Hogan, CEO of Handle, explores the pros and cons of equipment leasing and financing to guide you through which is a better fit for your construction business

Dealing with Data Loss from Business Devices

Dealing with Data Loss from Business Devices

— Read More — Dealing with Data Loss from Business Devices

Dealing with Data Loss from Business Devices

Andrew Magee, Development Manager at software specialist Enigma Recovery, explains what to do if you've lost data from one of your business devices

How to Choose a Phone System for Your SME

How to Choose a Phone System for Your SME

— Read More — How to Choose a Phone System for Your SME

How to Choose a Phone System for Your SME

Here's a quick guide to the pros and cons of cloud-based and on-premises telephone systems to help you decide which system best suits your business needs

6 Ways Your SME Can Become Carbon Neutral

6 Ways Your SME Can Become Carbon Neutral

— Read More — 6 Ways Your SME Can Become Carbon Neutral

6 Ways Your SME Can Become Carbon Neutral

If you're concerned about your business' carbon emissions, here are six ways to help your business become more environmentally-conscious

Selecting the Right Business Vehicles for Your SME

Selecting the Right Business Vehicles for Your SME

— Read More — Selecting the Right Business Vehicles for Your SME

Selecting the Right Business Vehicles for Your SME

Whether you're leasing, renting or purchasing, choosing the right type of business vehicle for your SME can seem like a complex process. Here are six considerations to get you started

How to Save Money on Your Business’ Utility Bills

How to Save Money on Your Business’ Utility Bills

— Read More — How to Save Money on Your Business’ Utility Bills

How to Save Money on Your Business’ Utility Bills

Kelly Ivison, Managing Director of Exchange Utility, outlines her top tips on how SMEs can save money on their business utility bills through smart plugs, solar power and more

How Can Vehicle Tracking Benefit SMEs?

How Can Vehicle Tracking Benefit SMEs?

— Read More — How Can Vehicle Tracking Benefit SMEs?

How Can Vehicle Tracking Benefit SMEs?

Vehicle tracking and telematics devices are normally associated with insurance discounts, but could they provide other benefits when used to manage a company fleet?

Saving Energy Costs Across Your Business Fleet

Saving Energy Costs Across Your Business Fleet

— Read More — Saving Energy Costs Across Your Business Fleet

Saving Energy Costs Across Your Business Fleet

Tom Preston of Hippo Leasing explores the many ways SME leaders can save energy while running a more productive and efficient business fleet

Is Vehicle Leasing the Right Option for Your SME?

Is Vehicle Leasing the Right Option for Your SME?

— Read More — Is Vehicle Leasing the Right Option for Your SME?

Is Vehicle Leasing the Right Option for Your SME?

To buy or to lease? Many SMEs struggle to weigh the pros and cons of leasing a fleet of vehicles versus purchasing outright. Tom Preston talks us through the key points to consider

How to Go Green Without Impacting Profit Margins

How to Go Green Without Impacting Profit Margins

— Read More — How to Go Green Without Impacting Profit Margins

How to Go Green Without Impacting Profit Margins

Implementing green workplace policies can save you money, improve company reputation, and help the environment. We explore eco-friendly changes that can boost profits

Business Energy: Getting the Best Deal for Your SME

Business Energy: Getting the Best Deal for Your SME

— Read More — Business Energy: Getting the Best Deal for Your SME

Business Energy: Getting the Best Deal for Your SME

As a small business owner, you'll want to pay as little as possible for your energy supply. Here's how to avoid the traps of the business energy market

Setting Up an Energy Contract for Your Business

Setting Up an Energy Contract for Your Business

— Read More — Setting Up an Energy Contract for Your Business

Setting Up an Energy Contract for Your Business

Finding the right energy supplier can be a headache for small business owners. Here's a simple guide to getting your business utilities up and running

Safety Systems for Commercial Vehicles

Safety Systems for Commercial Vehicles

— Read More — Safety Systems for Commercial Vehicles

Safety Systems for Commercial Vehicles

It’s important to keep your staff safe when they get behind the wheel. These safety solutions should do the trick for any business with commercial vehicles

Why do SMEs Need to Switch Energy Supplier?

Why do SMEs Need to Switch Energy Supplier?

— Read More — Why do SMEs Need to Switch Energy Supplier?

Why do SMEs Need to Switch Energy Supplier?

Following npower's huge fine, Phil Foster says SMEs need to find cheaper, reliable suppliers

Tax Credits for Installing Energy-Efficient Windows

Tax Credits for Installing Energy-Efficient Windows

— Read More — Tax Credits for Installing Energy-Efficient Windows

Tax Credits for Installing Energy-Efficient Windows

Are there any tax credits available for installing energy-efficient windows or other energy saving measures at a UK office or working environment?