Ben Lobel was the editor of SmallBusiness.co.uk from 2010 to 2018. He specialises in writing for start-up and scale-up companies in the areas of finance, marketing and HR.


Identifying and preventing fraud

Small- and medium-sized enterprises do not commit enough resources to tackling fraud.


Guide to better credit checking

A new guide on how to run credit checks has been published by the Better Payment Practice Group (BPPG) to help reduce one of small businesses particular headaches, late payments.


How to win customers online and make them stay

Government e-commerce promoter UK online for business has produced a free guide for small businesses on how to optimise online sales and get their sites noticed.


Meeting the disabled access law

Although the new law on ensuring disabled access to premises doesn’t come into force for over two and a half years, on 1 October 2004, small businesses need to prepare well in advance to comply with the new rules.


E-commerce popularity continues unabated

In spite of the tribulations endured by many large technology-based businesses, fresh evidence shows that smaller companies are increasing their use of new media.


Late payments legislation due for early delivery

A European Commission Directive that gives businesses the right to claim interest on late payments will come into effect on 7 August 2002, three months earlier than envisaged.