About

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.

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Identifying and preventing fraud

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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.