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How can offsite document management help my business?

Seventy two per cent of companies say it’s harder to find information they own than information they don’t.

Office & home working

Management

FPB: Plan for bad weather

Small companies should start planning now for harsh winter weather to avoid being caught out by sudden cold snaps as seen during the previous two years, says the Forum of Private Business.

Employing & managing staff

Will I be able to dismiss an unproductive member of staff?

Under the new employment law proposals, would I be able to dismiss a member of staff who isn't as productive as I want?

Office & home working

Can Businesses Combine Their Energy?

Households are constantly reminded about the option of combining their energy providers, but what about businesses?

Outlook

UK fashion SMEs need help to meet demands

Small businesses in the UK fashion industry believe there is a rising demand for British fashion but feel more needs to be done so that they can raise their profiles overseas, finds research.

Opportunities

EFG lending to SMEs falls

Lending under the government’s flagship small business lending scheme, the Enterprise Finance Guarantee, has plummeted, falling by 42 per cent over the last year.

Legal advice

How do I approach making two employees redundant?

I want to make two employees redundant and use subcontract labour when I have work. How do I do this?

Management

Riot impact on retail revealed

Retailers lost more than 7,500 hours of trading and 11,000 members of their staff were affected by the violence caused by riots two weeks ago.

Opportunities

SMEs: UK an ‘unbearably expensive’ place to do business

Rising business costs are adversely affecting the private lives and personal finances of many small business owners, research finds.

Opportunities

Businesses look to credit cards for finance

SMEs are turning to high-risk forms of finance such as credit cards and loans from friends and family to keep their business on track, research finds.

Business Ideas & Planning

Starting a business in Brazil

Here we present some links to useful resources for those considering doing business in or with Brazil

Management

Managers struggle to find time for holidays

Most managers take little holiday and one in eight claim to take none at all, research finds.

Management

Government introduces apprenticeship fund

A £25 million government fund will support up to 10,000 Advanced and Higher Apprenticeships.

Business management

National Business Awards judges named

The judges have been announced for this year’s prestigious National Business Awards.

Masterclass Series

Green finance

Simon Cureton, CEO of Funding Options, walks us through the 'green boom' in eco-friendly businesses along the growth of green finance

Masterclass Series

The funding landscape

This article from Tracc looks at the changing funding landscape and how business owners can improve their chance to secure funding themselves

Partner content

5 tools to help monetise your content in 2022

We explore five online tools that you can use to help you monetise your content in 2022

Partner content

Tooling up for hybrid

Equipping your people with the best technologies for the hybrid workplace