Small Business Team

Legal advice

If we need to reduce employee hours do we need to change the contracts?

You cannot just change employees’ contracts irrespective of the change you wish to bring in or the reasons for it.


Businesses ‘ignore government advice’

Small businesses do not find advice on legislation from the government useful and prefer to pay for someone else to provide this information, according to a new report.


Small businesses need help, says Tim Campbell

Former winner of The Apprentice and Sir Alan Sugar favourite Tim Campbell believes the government should be doing more to help small businesses.


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The UK's SMEs may be rich in innovative ideas, but it seems they're not that good at filling in forms.

Accounts & Tax

Goodbye to pic ‘n’ mix – The demise of Woolworths

The century-old chain of Woolworths is the first high-profile casualty of the year. As it closes its doors for good, what lessons can be learned?


Businesses shut down for long Christmas break

Half a million small businesses are closing their doors for the two-week period over Christmas, which is the highest figure since the 1990s.


Office workers lie for boss

The majority of office workers have admitted to lying on behalf of their manager, with many taking the heat for a managerial mistake.


North-east firms to get boost

Almost £2 million of European funding has been given to the Institute of Digital Innovation (IDI) to help start 90 new companies in the north-east.


Trying to hire staff

There is no getting round the fact that great ideas are always made or ruined by other people.


Small companies ‘could go virtual’

Over 40 per cent of small companies would consider moving their entire office online to save money in the credit crunch, new research shows.


Now is the ‘ideal time’ for marketing

Consumers will be more open to direct marketing in the current economic climate as they are looking for more information before making a purchase, an expert states.


Sectors roundup

With everyone feeling the pinch at the moment here's a look at how different industries have been faring, and what lies ahead.

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