Legal

Understanding business law is critical to protecting your ideas and knowing your rights.

Our articles on legal issues have been created to help business owners tackle sensitive situations that require essential knowledge. Some of our articles break down tricky issues such as trademarks, patents and IP, while other content is more lighthearted, providing a welcome break from the more serious side to managing a business.

A Guide To Chasing Late Payments

A Guide To Chasing Late Payments

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A Guide To Chasing Late Payments

It's important to be aware of how to chase up unpaid invoices to protect your business and its cash flow. Here's Sage's guide on how SMEs should approach chasing late payments

A Startup's Guide to Data Protection & GDPR

A Startup's Guide to Data Protection & GDPR

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A Startup's Guide to Data Protection & GDPR

Stuart Cook of data protection services provider Evalian shares his guide to data protection and GDPR for startups, including managing personal data and compliance

A Guide to Professional Indemnity Insurance

A Guide to Professional Indemnity Insurance

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A Guide to Professional Indemnity Insurance

Kerri-Ann Hockley, Head of Customer Service at professional insurance broker PolicyBee, shares her guide to professional indemnity insurance for UK SMEs

An SME's Guide to Trading in the Lead up to Brexit

An SME's Guide to Trading in the Lead up to Brexit

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An SME's Guide to Trading in the Lead up to Brexit

As uncertainty around Brexit continues, Paul Beard of Creditsafe shares his expertise on how UK SMEs should approach international trade in the lead up to Brexit

Pros and Cons of Limited Company Contracts

Pros and Cons of Limited Company Contracts

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Pros and Cons of Limited Company Contracts

Hannah Robinson, Digital Marketing Manager of Larsen Howie, talks us through IR35 liability and the pros and cons of limited company contracts

A Guide to April 2020 Employment Law Changes

A Guide to April 2020 Employment Law Changes

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A Guide to April 2020 Employment Law Changes

Employment law specialist Paula Fisher provides insight into the 2020 Employment Law Changes that will affect every employer in the UK, along with highlighting how UK SMEs can prepare

Making Your Business Compliant with PCI Level 1

Making Your Business Compliant with PCI Level 1

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Making Your Business Compliant with PCI Level 1

Protecting personal data should be a primary concern of any business, especially those that process card payments. Here's our guide to making your business compliant with PCI Level 1

A Small Business' Guide to Checking Contracts

A Small Business' Guide to Checking Contracts

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A Small Business' Guide to Checking Contracts

LawBite's Diane Pearce shares her expert knowledge on how to check legal contracts as a small business owner, along with exploring the commercial implications of Brexit

Five Tips for Keeping Your Company Safe Online

Five Tips for Keeping Your Company Safe Online

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Five Tips for Keeping Your Company Safe Online

Here's a quick guide from Phil Upton covering five ways to keep your small business and its data safe from malware

​Credit Control Checklist for Small Businesses

​Credit Control Checklist for Small Businesses

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​Credit Control Checklist for Small Businesses

If you offer your products or services on credit, it's vital that this is carried out in a controlled manner and a strict collection procedure is in place

How to Build an Inclusive Workforce

How to Build an Inclusive Workforce

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How to Build an Inclusive Workforce

Darren Hockley, Managing Director of DeltaNet International, explores the business benefits of equality, diversity and inclusion, along with how to build a culture of inclusion in your workplace

Claiming Tax Relief with Salary Sacrifice Pensions

Claiming Tax Relief with Salary Sacrifice Pensions

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Claiming Tax Relief with Salary Sacrifice Pensions

Salary sacrifice is a tax-efficient way to boost your employees’ pensions. James Alesbury of HWB Chartered Accountants talks us through the details

A Guide to Claiming Limited Company Expenses

A Guide to Claiming Limited Company Expenses

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A Guide to Claiming Limited Company Expenses

Operating your small business as a limited company comes with a host of financial benefits, incentivised schemes and tax relief. Here's a look at the expenses you could be claiming

Dealing with Data Loss from Business Devices

Dealing with Data Loss from Business Devices

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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

6 Ways Your SME Can Become Carbon Neutral

6 Ways Your SME Can Become Carbon Neutral

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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

The Benefits of Incorporating Your Business

The Benefits of Incorporating Your Business

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The Benefits of Incorporating Your Business

Incorporating your business can offer many important legal and tax advantages. Here's a quick look at whether incorporation is right for your small business

An Employer's Guide to the Risks of Sitting

An Employer's Guide to the Risks of Sitting

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An Employer's Guide to the Risks of Sitting

There's been much research conducted into the detrimental impact that sitting at an office desk can have on our health. Here's a quick look at what employers can do to help

How to Approach Diversity Within Your SME

How to Approach Diversity Within Your SME

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How to Approach Diversity Within Your SME

Siân Goodson, Founder of executive search business Goodson Thomas, shares her strategies to help SME owners ensure they have a more diverse workforce and senior team

Balancing Digital Transformation with Privacy

Balancing Digital Transformation with Privacy

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Balancing Digital Transformation with Privacy

Sophie Chase-Borthwick, Director of Data Ethics & Privacy at Calligo, explains how to incorporate data privacy into digital transformation projects

How to Build an Inclusive Culture Within Your SME

How to Build an Inclusive Culture Within Your SME

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How to Build an Inclusive Culture Within Your SME

Zoe Morris of recruitment agency Jefferson Frank explores what UK businesses can do to build an inclusive culture and make women feel more welcome in the technology industry