Adam was Editor of SmallBusiness.co.uk from 2006 to 2008 and prior to that was staff writer on sister publication BusinessXL Magazine.


Employee blacklist ‘open to abuse’

A proposed database which would allow employers to list staff members accused of misconduct could leave former employees open to bullying, it has been claimed.

Small Business Banking

Small business credit cards explained

Business credit cards provide a simple and efficient means to pay for business goods, services and expenses using a credit facility. SmallBusiness.co.uk and Simply Business explain some of the key features.

Legal advice

How to choose a small business solicitor

A solicitor can come in useful for many aspects of your business. But there are a range of different types of law and solicitors who specialise in certain areas, so finding the right one to meet your particular needs is important.


Extended parental leave bad for business

Over half (58 per cent) of SMEs believe that extending parental leave would have a negative commercial impact and parents agree, says a study.

Funding your small business

Ten ways to finance your business

The bank is not your only port of call when it comes to raising funds to start your business. Find out the options available to you.

Business management

Karan Bilimoria, founder of Cobra Beer, on the role of the CEO

Karan Bilimoria, founder of Cobra Beer, has lifted the company and the Cobra brand to achieve annual turnover of £96 million, selling across more than 45 countries worldwide. He has recently published a guide to entrepreneurship, drawing on his experiences and offering advice for prospective business owners in his own infectiously enthusiastic style.

Business management

Jennifer Irvine, founder of The Pure Package

Jennifer Irvine launched The Pure Package in 2004 as a home-delivery meals service tailored to meet clients' individual dietary requirements and preferences. In its first year, Pure Package delivered 70,000 meals and achieved a turnover of £200,000. The company has since grown into a multi-million pound operation. We asked her for her top tips.


Paying directors with dividends

I am soon to open my company and keep hearing people refer to dividends as a method of payment for directors, whilst paying them around £5,000 per annum as a wage. Is this legal and if so, can you explain how this works please?


Enterprise investment scheme response to government consultation

The Enterprise Investment Scheme Association (EISA) is planning to make a comprehensive response to the government's consultation on how the scheme can be improved.


Succeeding in the hospitality business

Knowing your market is vital to running a successful restaurant, bed and breakfast or hotel in this competitive market. SmallBusiness.co.uk offers this advice on how to avoid common pitfalls within the hospitality industry.

Finding and selling to customers

How to make more sales

SmallBusiness.co.uk spoke to Grant Leboff, self-titled ‘most pessimistic salesperson in Britain’ and author of Sales Therapy: Effective Selling for the Small Business Owner, for some tips on generating sales.

Small Business Insurance

Can you afford to ignore flood risk?

Small businesses are more at risk from flooding than fire - and the effects can be 30 times as costly as burglary - yet many businesses still do not have any measures in place to protect their property or staff from flooding, says , the Environment Agency.