Small Business Team

Employing & managing staff

Redundancy is not the only option

Simon Kite, a partner at chartered accountants Saffery Champness, offers some tips on how to cut costs but avoid the redundancy route.

Business management

Sweet success: Charlotte and Lynne Fudge

After finishing her degree Charlotte Fudge started mail order biscuits company Biccies with her mum last year.


New Dragons’ Den scheme could aid UK

Around 20,000 new businesses could be created in a Dragon's Den-style programme for the unemployed proposed by the Tories.


FSB launches helpline

The Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) has launched a new financial helpline to give advice to firms in the credit crunch.

Government Grants

Grants for small businesses

Finding government grants for start ups can be like tracking down the golden fleece. But government finance for small businesses is available if you know where to look.


FSB calls for £1bn survival fund

The Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) has proposed a new £1 billion fund be introduced to tide companies over during the next six months.

Accounts & Tax

Last minute tips for self assessment return

With the paper self assessment tax return deadline on October 31, Anita Monteith, technical manager of the Institute of Chartered Accountants Tax Faculty, has the following advice for ensuring you make the deadline.


Scarborough shines as enterprise capital

When it comes to business, the seaside town of Scarborough has washed away impressions of being built upon fairgrounds and candy floss shops, after being named enterprise capital of the UK.


Government contracts ‘would help small firms’

The government should ensure a greater volume of public sector contracts are awarded to small to medium businesses, according to the Federation of Small Businesses (FSB).


Closing of energywatch ‘will affect small businesses’

The Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) has stated many companies will not know where to turn following the closure of energywatch.

Business management

Rising Star: Paul Kelly

Championed by the likes of Delia Smith and Jamie Oliver, Paul Kelly started KellyBronze turkeys more than 20 years ago with his dad Derek Kelly.


Peer-to-peer training is ‘a great way to learn’

Peer-to-peer training offers a great way for employees to learn in a non-threatening way, but the benefits are not widely known, says an expert.

Partner content

4 small business functions that must be automated for greater profits

Can technology help you create more efficient business models? In this article, we explore how you can use technology to boost your business

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It’s time the UK’s small businesses got the seamless communications and collaboration tools they need

Why seamless collaboration is crucial for UK small businesses and what tools can help

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Flexible work is making cybersecurity tougher for UK SMBs. It’s time they got the tools, and the platform, to defend themselves

The cybersecurity landscape for small businesses and the tips and tools that can help

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How to enhance your customer and employee experiences using Uber Vouchers

This article explains how Uber Vouchers can enhance both your customer and employee experience