Small Business Team

Business Ideas & Planning

Intellectual property – how to protect yours as a start up or scale up

Many owners of start up and scale up businesses overlook the importance of protecting their intellectual property. Zain Ali (pictured) of Centuro Global explains what to do and why.

Accounts & Tax

Profit and loss template

Use this template to build your own profit and loss account as a small business owner.

Export & Import

Delivery tips: The 12 do’s of Christmas logistics

Paul Galpin gives delivery advice to help small business retailers cash in rather than crash out this Christmas.

Small Business Insurance

How one jeweller dealt with being rejected by insurance firms

Getting an insurance firm to take you on when you hold valuable stock can be challenging. Here's how one jeweller did it.

Office & home working

How to make a living as a digital nomad

In this piece, Paulo Palha investigates how you can find success when starting life as a digital nomad.

Business Technology

How to protect your business against cryptojacking

In this piece, we give advice on what cryptojacking is and how your business can fight back.

Accounts & Tax

What is a profit and loss forecast, and why do you need one?

Here, we look at why it makes good commercial sense to gather the right data and create a formal calculation of potential profit or loss.

Better Business

What does GDPR mean to me and my business?

Here, we look at the new regulations regarding the secure collection, storage and usage of personal information for your small business.

Export & Import

Exporting goods abroad: A complete guide for small businesses

In this article, we present the main considerations for a business looking to break into international markets – and look at two businesses that found success in exporting.

Productivity Zone

Is a four day working week really a boon for productivity and staff wellbeing?

A UK PR company claims to be among the first businesses to implement a four day working week without cutting staff pay. But is this really the wave of the future for small businesses?

Better Business

Business planning: Short, medium and long-term objectives

When writing a business plan what is meant by 'short-term objective', 'medium-term objective' and 'long-term objective'?

Better Business

Improve and secure your way of working: Office 365 and BYOD

Seven out of ten small businesses in the UK have now included BYOD as part of their everyday operations. Here, we look at what to consider when implementing your policy.

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

Partner content

Securing your business in the hybrid workplace

Ensure your business is prepared for the increasing threat of cybercrime