Alan Dobie

Business Technology

Business broadband options for small companies

Here, we look at how to choose the right broadband package as a small business.

Employing & managing staff

How long does a temporary contract last?

How long does a temporary contract last, I have been temporary for three and a half years; should I now be classed as permanent?

Business management

How three UK tech start-ups are achieving success 

Here, Ian Butterworth interviews three tech founders and reveals their source of motivation, the challenges they faced and their recruiting strategies.

Business management

Why I let my team decide my salary…and theirs

Paulina Sygulska discusses the 'open culture' ethos of her business and how it meant unusual but effective decisions could be made on remuneration.


Corporate FX: What you need to know when sending money overseas and hedging

Small businesses often lose out when it comes to transferring money overseas. Here's how to level the playing field.

Business Technology

Key design trends for small companies this year

Here, we look at some predictions for small business website trends in 2016.


Safeguarding the online reputation of your small business

A single negative event can ruin your company's reputation. Here's how to protect your brand's image online.


Creative minds driving SME innovation 

Employing and nurturing creative people is more important for business innovation than striving to come up with a bright idea, research suggests.

Accounts & Tax

Beyond bean counting: A brief summary of what accountants actually do

In this piece, Andy Hyland breaks down the practice of accountancy into its three constituent parts.

Employing & managing staff

What happens when an employee struggles to get in during bad weather?

Here, Alan Price discusses how to deal with absenteeism due to inclement weather.


Ten principles for established businesses in growing markets

You can be a recognised player in an evolving market, but it doesn't mean your status is safe. Here, Jeremy Torz explains how to maintain your edge.

Employing & managing staff

Five easy ways to boost staff wellbeing

Here, Melanie Astbury provides some pointers to producing happy staff.

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