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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

Event Planning Tips for Small Businesses

Event Planning Tips for Small Businesses

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Event Planning Tips for Small Businesses

Toby Heelis, CEO of events management company Eventopedia, shares his top five tips on how to plan and run a successful event as a small business

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

Digital Marketing Tactics for E-commerce Websites

Digital Marketing Tactics for E-commerce Websites

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Digital Marketing Tactics for E-commerce Websites

Marc Swann, Search Director at SEO agency Glass Digital, shares five digital marketing tactics to make your e-commerce website stand out from the crowd

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

How to Spot Employee Burnout and Offer Support

How to Spot Employee Burnout and Offer Support

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How to Spot Employee Burnout and Offer Support

Carolyn Nevitte of​ People Insight explores how to spot if your staff are burnt out and what you can do to help employees who are disillusioned with their work

Why E-Learning Is the Future of Employee Training

Why E-Learning Is the Future of Employee Training

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Why E-Learning Is the Future of Employee Training

If you're looking for cost-effective and time-efficient development opportunities for your employees, then it may be worth looking into e-learning. Here's why

Getting to Grips with the Basics of SEO

Getting to Grips with the Basics of SEO

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Getting to Grips with the Basics of SEO

Adam Chard, from online retailer Victoria Plum, shares five tips on how small business owners can get to grips with the basic elements of SEO

How to Merge Cultures Following an Acquisition

How to Merge Cultures Following an Acquisition

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How to Merge Cultures Following an Acquisition

Mark Tighe, Founder and Managing Director at specialist tax consultancy Catax, delves into how to successfully merge two business cultures following a business acquisition

The Pros and Cons of Offline and Online Marketing

The Pros and Cons of Offline and Online Marketing

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The Pros and Cons of Offline and Online Marketing

Dmitrii Kustov, online marketing expert, delves into the pros and cons of offline and online marketing, including sharing examples of when offline marketing can produce exceptional results

Smart Bookkeeping Tips for Small Businesses

Smart Bookkeeping Tips for Small Businesses

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Smart Bookkeeping Tips for Small Businesses

If you run a small business, keeping on top of your accounting and financial transactions is vital. Here are five tips to improve your bookkeeping

Electric Vans, Productivity & Fashion Startups

Electric Vans, Productivity & Fashion Startups

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Electric Vans, Productivity & Fashion Startups

In this edition of Business Bookmarks, we explore the future of delivery vans, how microbreaks increase productivity, and the UK fashion startups to keep an eye on

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

The UK Startups Disrupting the Fashion Industry

The UK Startups Disrupting the Fashion Industry

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The UK Startups Disrupting the Fashion Industry

To celebrate London Fashion Week, we've put together an article highlighting the UK's small businesses that are making a name for themselves within the fashion industry

How to Build a Robust Cybersecurity Strategy

How to Build a Robust Cybersecurity Strategy

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How to Build a Robust Cybersecurity Strategy

Dean Moulden from information security consultancy SRM shares his knowledge on how to refine your small business' cybersecurity strategy to ensure it is as robust as possible

Avoiding Burnout as a Small Business Owner

Avoiding Burnout as a Small Business Owner

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Avoiding Burnout as a Small Business Owner

Donna Torres of Xero highlights the importance of being able to 'switch off' from work as a small business owner, along with six ways to help you avoid burn out

Adapting Your Product to Reach New Customers

Adapting Your Product to Reach New Customers

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Adapting Your Product to Reach New Customers

Matt Deighton, Managing Director of quality British furniture manufacturer Sofas By Saxon, shares his tips for tapping into a new market by adapting your product or service

Getting the Most out of Your Sales Team

Getting the Most out of Your Sales Team

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Getting the Most out of Your Sales Team

Ian Clark from Frank Recruitment Group shares his top tips on how to get the most out of your sales team, including management techniques and goal-setting