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Nick Britton

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How small businesses should approach venture capital

Rory Earley, CEO of Capital for Enterprise, explores how small businesses should approach venture capital.

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Why there’s no UK Facebook

Nick Britton, editorial director for SmallBusiness.co.uk's parent company, argues that it is unfair to blame Britain for failing to produce enough world-beating companies.

Employing & managing staff

Casual worker asking for p45

I had a casual worker (no contract) working two hours a day for one or two days a week. She is now asking for p45 and wage slips. This person has some property that belongs to my company and she will not return it until I produce the p45. What is my move?

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Short-term business finance options

Rory Earley, CEO of Capital for Enterprise, explores the options for borrowing for working capital, including bank overdrafts and invoice finance.

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Twittering away time

The right level of social media regulation in the workplace can be a tough thing to judge.

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Can small businesses get bank loans?

I am sure that like me, you have seen headlines about banks not lending to small businesses with depressing regularity.

Management

Employers narrow-minded on maternity leave

Almost two thirds of employers do not expect female employees to return to work after their maternity leave, research finds.

Outlook

Hospitality businesses running the high street

Independent hospitality businesses such as restaurants, pubs and cafes are trumping independent retail stores on the high street, research finds.

Management

Managerial incompetence resulting in stressed workforce

A lack of competence and misplaced confidence among bosses is creating a stressed out, unfulfilled workforce, research finds.

Accounts & Tax

Director of two companies

What are the tax implications of being a director of two companies?

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How to improve your credit rating

Credit makes the business world go round. And when it stops, you may find your plans to start up, stay afloat or expand come to a grinding halt. Now more than ever it is important to make sure you have a good credit history. Annelies Van de Velde on behalf of Aqua Credit Card gives her top tips on how to get into your creditors' good books.

Business management

Top 10 Recession Busting Companies

Despite the economic gloom, many small businesses are posting stellar profits. Read our selection of the top 10 fast growing UK companies from SmallBusiness.co.uk.

Partner content

16 ways to improve your business cash flow

Read here for 16 tried and tested tips and tricks to improve potential cash flow problems

Partner content

Agility – the new rocket fuel for today’s SMBs

How Microsoft Teams is helping small businesses stay nimble

Partner content

Six ways to boost your small company’s culture with technology

Getting the most from Microsoft Teams to help build a common purpose and connection within your business

Partner content

Five ways to boost SMB cyber defence so you can focus on growth

Want to boost your cybersecurity? Check out these five ways to strengthen your defences against attacks