Small Business Team


How to avoid spam filters

Studies have shown that around 65 per cent of all emails sent are spam emails. Avoid your marketing emails being sent to the junk folder.


Milton Keynes ‘most expensive business location’

The town of Milton Keynes is the most expensive place outside London to start up a new business, research has found.


Internet advertising: Is it worth it?

It's easy to be led astray and squander a lot of money on internet advertising but is it worth It? Are there other things you can do to boost traffic. investigates.

Office & home working

Working in the cloud

Working remotely has yet to become a reality for most firms. So what truth is there among all the hype? gets to the heart of the matter.

Business Technology

Digital cash 2.0

Before contactless credit cards have even entered our wallets, it looks as though they may have been superseded. Is digital cash the next big thing?

Business Technology

The benefits of data recovery

Data loss can be catastrophic for businesses, causing costly downtime and the loss of valuable customer information.


Government intends to promote female entrepreneurship

The announcement that the government intends to promote female entrepreneurship by establishing women's business centres comes as welcome news to some, but others remain sceptical.

Government Grants

Small Firms’ Loan Guarantee Scheme

Companies without assets to offer as security for conventional bank funding will be heartened to know that there's still another means of raising cash without giving away too much equity - the SFLG.


Dragons’ Den’s Evan Davis on raising finance

Evan Davis, presenter of BBC TWO's Dragons' Den and the BBC economics editor, believes there is no use complaining about the struggle to raise finances when starting up a new company. For Davis, it's simply part of the entrepreneur's lot.


£36m start-up plan for Wales

Welsh entrepreneurs will be encouraged to start their own businesses in a new initiative launched by the Assembly Government.


New law stops 31 types of scam

Regulation is about to come into force to protect consumers from 'unfair trading practices'.


Risk management ‘essential’ for small firms

Small businesses need to ensure that they have effective risk management strategies in place, it has been claimed.

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