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Top tips for working abroad

Presenting advice on navigating visa conditions and different cultures and languages when conducting business internationally.

Office & home working

Office & home working

The pros and cons of virtual meetings

How technology can help reduce the travel bill for small businesses.

Business Technology

iPads vs Laptops

Weighing up the options for the tech-savvy customer.

Office & home working

The process of removing tenants

When a landlord has a problem tenant, the most extreme resolution they can take would be to evict the tenant from the property. 

Outlook

Energy contract rollovers ‘unfair’ on small businesses

The Federation of Small Businesses has backed a bill that aims to stop small companies being locked into 'unfair' energy contracts.

Outlook

SME owners putting houses on the line 

Nearly one in five small business owners admit that they have had to sell or remortgage their home in order to gain enough capital to start or run a business.

Opportunities

SMEs should ready themselves for PAYE changes

Businesses are being urged to ensure they are prepared for ‘massive changes’ to the way they report the tax paid on their employees’ wages.

Legal advice

What are my contract rights?

I have a 12-month contract with the UK branch of a multinational to fulfil certain tasks at intervals throughout the year for a fixed annual fee, to be paid in twelve equal monthly payments. The company announced closure of the UK operation. What are my contract rights?

Opportunities

Funding for Lending scheme launched

A government scheme aiming to facilitate the flow of funding to small businesses is up and running.

Opportunities

Closing down a consideration for small businesses

More than one in ten British small and medium-sized enterprises say they have considered closing down in the last three months amid the difficult economic situation.

Management

No Olympic boost expected for SMEs

More than three quarters of small retail and distribution companies think the expected increase in visitors to London during the summer will have no effect on their trading.

Management

Government employment schemes ‘not working’

Government employment schemes for young people are too complicated and should be scaled down, says a prominent entrepreneur.

Outlook

Start-up programme launched by RGF

A new business start-up programme aiming to create 6,000 new businesses and up to 10,000 jobs across the country has been launched following a £15 million investment from the Regional Growth Fund.

Opportunities

NLGS ‘disappointing’ for small businesses

The government’s National Loan Guarantee Scheme has not led to any significant reductions in the overall cost of loans for small businesses, according to an independent finance provider.

Partner content

How to prepare for business growth in 2022

The team at Funding Options explain how to prepare for business growth in 2022

Partner content

Tide to empower small businesses to optimise cash flow with insights tool

Tide is introducing a Cashflow Insights tool to help small businesses mitigate delays in payment and improve their credit score

Partner content

Business Current Account Masterclass

Tune into the Masterclass from the Current Account Switch Service to find out why you should switch your business account pronto

Partner content

How should I select my business broadband provider?

As with any supplier, it’s important to do your research and ask important questions before you select a broadband provider for your business. But what are the must-have things you should take into consideration?