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Management

Family-friendly firms to win awards

If your workplace is family-friendly and your organisation is at the cutting edge of work/life balance policy and practice, then you should think about entering your company in the Working Families Employer of the Year Awards.

Law

New wave of waste rules

If you're under the impression that the phrase 'hazardous waste' only refers to toxic chemicals and industrial pollutants then you're in for a shock.

Outlook

SMEs happy being small

Most owners of small firms are happy to keep their businesses the size they are and have no desire to be the next Bill Gates, according to a survey of micro businesses.

Law

How to comply with legislation

Over three-quarters of Britain's small businesses are not confident that they are complying with mounting legislation, according to research from information technology supplier Dell.

Management

Improve office efficiency

More than two and a half hours a day are lost through technological and individual inefficiencies, adding up to around 80 days a year per employee.

Opportunities

Minimum wage rise announced

Trade and Industry Secretary Patricia Hewitt has revealed that the UK's minimum wage will rise to over £5 an hour later this year.

Outlook

Government urged to put small businesses first

The Forum of Private Business (FPB) is lobbying the Government to put small businesses at the top of its agenda for 2005 and has identified a list of issues to be addressed.

Management

Your guide to stress management

Over 13 million days a year are lost due to work-related stress, according to the Health & Safety Executive (HSE), costing the UK around £3.

Management

Changes to distance selling rules

The Government has announced changes to the rules on distance selling, with the aim of helping small businesses save time and money.

Law

DDA is irrelevant, say SMEs

With only a month left until the final phase of the Disability Discrimination Act (DDA) comes into force, making it compulsory for all businesses to make their premises and services accessible to people with disabilities, many small firms believe the act is irrelevant.

Opportunities

Get your business back on track

The first week back to work after the bank holiday and summer break can be a difficult time to get your business back up to speed, and your staff back into action.

Management

Small firms come of age in e-commerce use

UK small businesses are making better and more sophisticated use of information and communications technology (ICT) than ever before, according to the organisers of the annual E-Commerce Awards.

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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