Small Business Team


SMEs not ready for Corporate Manslaughter Act

Only half of businesses in the UK are prepared for the introduction of the Corporate Manslaughter Act, despite the introduction of the legislation on April 6th say experts.

Accounts & Tax

Turnover limit for VAT registration

What was the limit for business turnover for 05/06 when you can become VAT registered?


Interest rate cut – what does it mean?

The Bank of England has cut interest rates a quarter of a point to 5.5 per cent. This is the first rate cut since August but what does it mean for your business?


Paper shredders and office security afford SMEs protection

Businesses should protect confidential information using paper shredders and office security, says a law firm.


Microsoft launches free office accounting software for small business

Microsoft has announced the launch of Microsoft Office Accounting 2008, which aims to enable small businesses, from sole traders to businesses with up to 25 employees, to more effectively manage their finances.


Qualifications ‘less important’ for smaller firms

Small businesses place less significance on formal qualifications because they are more interested in basic skills and finding someone who'll fit into the company.

Business Technology

Top tips for WEEE compliance

Are you aware that your old PCs could be breaking the law? The Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) Directive finally became UK law in 2007.

Employing & managing staff

How to become more efficient

Keeping a united workforce is certainly a challenge but many simple changes can be made that won't cost. and the CIPD have these tips to help you make improvements.

Employing & managing staff

Hard HRM Vs Soft HRM

What is the difference between Hard and Soft human resources management?

Legal advice

Coping with the HR maze

A recent research paper from The University of Warwick found small businesses are more likely to experience employee claims than large companies and more likely to lose if the case reach the tribunal stage.

Employing & managing staff

Advertising vacancies

Do you have to advertise vacancies internally in all circumstances?


White van men are first Dragons’ Den millionaires

Two entrepreneurs from Watford have become the first Dragons' Den millionaires.

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