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.

Why Cybersecurity Training is Crucial for SMEs

Why Cybersecurity Training is Crucial for SMEs

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Why Cybersecurity Training is Crucial for SMEs

Melanie Jones looks at how investing in cybersecurity training can positively impact both your business and your wider workforce

Brexit Uncertainty: Preparing Your Business

Brexit Uncertainty: Preparing Your Business

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Brexit Uncertainty: Preparing Your Business

With uncertainty around Brexit dominating headlines, here's how to keep your business prepared in the face of the unexpected

Selling an Online Business

Selling an Online Business

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Selling an Online Business

Here's Bizdaq CEO Sean Mallon's guide to selling an online business, covering topics such as valuation, maintaining confidentiality and the importance of a transition period

Does Your SME Need a Lone Working Policy?

Does Your SME Need a Lone Working Policy?

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Does Your SME Need a Lone Working Policy?

We explore why lone working policies are an important component of every SME's Health & Safety process, and how to go about writing one that's tailored to your employees

Employment Law Changes to Look out for in 2019

Employment Law Changes to Look out for in 2019

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Employment Law Changes to Look out for in 2019

From an increase in NMW rates to CEO pay gap reporting, there are a number of employment law changes to look out for in 2019. Here's a closer look at the top 10

Managing Password Protection & Cyber-Stress

Managing Password Protection & Cyber-Stress

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Managing Password Protection & Cyber-Stress

Many SMEs struggle with effective password management and cyber-stress. Ian Pitt of LogMeIn explains how technology can relieve the burden

Establishing a Social Media Policy for Your SME

Establishing a Social Media Policy for Your SME

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Establishing a Social Media Policy for Your SME

Here's why every SME should have a watertight social media policy, along with a four-step guide on how to create one that your employees will abide by

GDPR: How to Rectify Non-Compliance

GDPR: How to Rectify Non-Compliance

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GDPR: How to Rectify Non-Compliance

Many SMEs are still unsure if they are 100 per cent compliant with the GDPR. Adam Prince shares three changes to make within your business if you suspect non-compliance

Protecting Your Brand's Intellectual Property

Protecting Your Brand's Intellectual Property

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Protecting Your Brand's Intellectual Property

Intellectual property and brand image are an SME's most valuable assets. But how do you go about protecting your brand and enforcing your rights to preserve and grow it?

How Facial Recognition Technology Can Help SMEs

How Facial Recognition Technology Can Help SMEs

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How Facial Recognition Technology Can Help SMEs

Identity verification is a vital part of many businesses' customer checks. Rhys David examines how facial recognition technology can help save time and resources

A Guide to Director Redundancy

A Guide to Director Redundancy

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A Guide to Director Redundancy

Closing down a business can be a complicated process, with directors often overlooking the fact that they are eligible for redundancy pay. Gary Addison talks us through the small print

Why SMEs Need a Secure Remote Working Policy

Why SMEs Need a Secure Remote Working Policy

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Why SMEs Need a Secure Remote Working Policy

Having flexibility over where employees work can result in higher risk of a security breach. ShredallSDS Group's Nik Williams talks us through the importance of secure remote working policies

What is a Trade Mark? A Guide for Businesses

What is a Trade Mark? A Guide for Businesses

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What is a Trade Mark? A Guide for Businesses

All businesses have a trade mark - in fact, it's nearly impossible to trade without one. But to truly safeguard your brand reputation, getting your trade mark registered is crucial

Protecting Your Business from a Data Breach

Protecting Your Business from a Data Breach

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Protecting Your Business from a Data Breach

From educating your staff about phishing emails to protecting your local network, here are some important cyber security measures for small businesses

The Late Starters’ Guide to GDPR for SMEs

The Late Starters’ Guide to GDPR for SMEs

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The Late Starters’ Guide to GDPR for SMEs

A little late to the GDPR table? Don't panic - the 25 May deadline is fast approaching, but there's still time to ensure full compliance with the new data regulations using these tips

The Risks and Rewards of Unpaid Internships

The Risks and Rewards of Unpaid Internships

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The Risks and Rewards of Unpaid Internships

The government and HMRC are cracking down on companies for their use of unpaid internships. So, what do employers need to consider when taking on an intern?

The Biggest Cyber Threats Facing SMEs in 2018

The Biggest Cyber Threats Facing SMEs in 2018

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The Biggest Cyber Threats Facing SMEs in 2018

With massive cyber-attacks increasing in regularity, what are the main cyber threats that businesses should be aware of? And how can they tackle them?

Carillion Collapse: What Can Businesses Learn?

Carillion Collapse: What Can Businesses Learn?

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Carillion Collapse: What Can Businesses Learn?

The insolvency of Carillion will have far-reaching implications for its employees and contractors. But what lessons has it taught other businesses?

Card Surcharge Ban: How SMEs Can Offset the Cost

Card Surcharge Ban: How SMEs Can Offset the Cost

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Card Surcharge Ban: How SMEs Can Offset the Cost

It's now illegal for businesses to charge customers for debit and credit card payments. How can companies manage the impact of the card surcharge ban?

Discovering an Employee Has a Criminal Conviction

Discovering an Employee Has a Criminal Conviction

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Discovering an Employee Has a Criminal Conviction

What rights and responsibilities do employers have in respect of employees with undisclosed criminal records? Tackle this tricky issue with our handy guide