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Getting Employees to Buy into Business Security

Getting Employees to Buy into Business Security

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Getting Employees to Buy into Business Security

Security should be a top priority for any business. Izzy Schulman of Keys4U encourages employers to create a culture in which business security is every employee’s responsibility

How to Attract and Retain Talented Workers

How to Attract and Retain Talented Workers

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How to Attract and Retain Talented Workers

From gym memberships to stock options, there are many ways small businesses can offer benefits to their staff in order to attract and retain talent. Beau Peters explores

Supporting Female-Led Startups with Investment

Supporting Female-Led Startups with Investment

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Supporting Female-Led Startups with Investment

We delve into how male startup owners in the UK receive a disproportionate amount of investment compared to females, and how this can be changed

Top 10 Podcasts for Business Owners in 2020

Top 10 Podcasts for Business Owners in 2020

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Top 10 Podcasts for Business Owners in 2020

We've put together a list of the top podcasts for entrepreneurs and small business owners to listen to in 2020, including the likes of Masters of Scale, The Side Hustle and Creative Rebels

Why SMEs are Prioritising Cybersecurity in 2020

Why SMEs are Prioritising Cybersecurity in 2020

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Why SMEs are Prioritising Cybersecurity in 2020

Research shows that UK businesses are prioritising investment in cybersecurity in 2020 to strengthen their defences. Adam Louca from Softcat explores

An SME's Guide to Exhibiting at a Business Show

An SME's Guide to Exhibiting at a Business Show

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An SME's Guide to Exhibiting at a Business Show

Exhibiting at an event or trade show for the first time can be an exciting opportunity to make an impact in your industry. Here are four tips to help you get the most out of your first show

Claims Management Software for SMEs

Claims Management Software for SMEs

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Claims Management Software for SMEs

Claims management software can speed up claims processing, reduce errors and enhance the customer experience. Here's a guide to how it can benefit your SME

Using Data to Compete Against Big Businesses

Using Data to Compete Against Big Businesses

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Using Data to Compete Against Big Businesses

It's important to understand how analysing data could help you learn more about your customers and gain an edge over competitors. Tillpoint's Cordy Bartlett explores

Stopping Counterfeits in the Construction Sector

Stopping Counterfeits in the Construction Sector

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Stopping Counterfeits in the Construction Sector

Counterfeit building materials and tools are a significant cause for concern among businesses in the construction sector. Here's a look at how IP registration can help

How to Deal with VAT Error Correction

How to Deal with VAT Error Correction

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How to Deal with VAT Error Correction

Alan Rolfe from HWB Chartered Accountants outlines the correct procedure for VAT error correction to follow if you've made a mistake on your quarterly tax return

Common Financial Pitfalls & How to Avoid Them

Common Financial Pitfalls & How to Avoid Them

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Common Financial Pitfalls & How to Avoid Them

Chris Woodard, Co-Founder of Handle.com, explores some of the biggest financial mistakes that new business owners make and how to avoid them

How to Increase Profits Without Increasing Sales

How to Increase Profits Without Increasing Sales

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How to Increase Profits Without Increasing Sales

Mark Tighe of specialist tax relief consultancy Catax explores how businesses can generate revenue from existing assets, both physical and intellectual, with a focus on tax breaks

2020 Marketing Trends for UK Businesses

2020 Marketing Trends for UK Businesses

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2020 Marketing Trends for UK Businesses

Here are the marketing trends that may affect your business in 2020, including the impact of changes in web tracking platforms and how Amazon is turning into a product search engine

How to Find Clients for Your Construction Business

How to Find Clients for Your Construction Business

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How to Find Clients for Your Construction Business

If you're struggling to find clients for your construction business, this guide explores three easy ways to promote your services and attract new customers

Tories, Podcasts & A Carbon-Neutral Christmas

Tories, Podcasts & A Carbon-Neutral Christmas

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Tories, Podcasts & A Carbon-Neutral Christmas

We take a look at how the Tory majority impacts both your personal and business finances, the podcasts worth listening to over the break, and how to have a 'green' Christmas

How to Host an Eco-Friendly Corporate Event

How to Host an Eco-Friendly Corporate Event

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How to Host an Eco-Friendly Corporate Event

Matthew Payne, Founder and Managing Director of Made by Oomph​, shares his tips on how to plan and host an eco-friendly corporate event that won't cost the earth

A Guide to Hiring Your First Virtual Assistant

A Guide to Hiring Your First Virtual Assistant

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A Guide to Hiring Your First Virtual Assistant

Virtual assistants are there to ensure your business runs smoothly, you have fewer tasks to manage and your life is made less hectic as a result. Here's how to find and hire your first virtual assistant

Taking the Stress out of Digital Marketing

Taking the Stress out of Digital Marketing

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Taking the Stress out of Digital Marketing

Heather Baker, CEO of TopLine Comms, shares five tips to take the stress out of digital marketing campaigns, including setting clear metrics and staying on top of Google updates

Mistakes to Avoid When Upscaling Your Business

Mistakes to Avoid When Upscaling Your Business

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Mistakes to Avoid When Upscaling Your Business

It's important to consider how to scale up your business without compromising customer experience, product quality and value for money. Huw Moxon of Informi explores the common pitfalls to avoid when upscaling your SME

An Introduction to Video Marketing for Startups

An Introduction to Video Marketing for Startups

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An Introduction to Video Marketing for Startups

If you're unsure of how to get started with video marketing, we cover the top five types of videos that can benefit startups, and how they could help to boost your brand image