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This section provides the latest UK business management news and legislation affecting small business owners.

SMEs urged to bid for public sector contracts

Tapping into the public sector contract pipeline has just been made that little bit easier following publication of a guide designed to advise small businesses on how to increase their chances of winning bids for government contracts.

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Free SME guide to the power of effective design

Big business knows that there are many commercial advantages to be gained by deploying the right kind of design.

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SMEs urged to wage war against cartels

The Office of Fair Trading's 'complain, comply or confess' awareness campaign to educate small businesses about the dangers of cartels may have run its course, but it stresses that the message continues to be the same: stamp them out!

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Royal Mail gives pointers to a winning e-strategy

The Royal Mail has published a new resource pack on how businesses can tackle an e-business strategy in the most effective and economical way.

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Women urged to set up fund to support female-led businesses

Employment prospects for women in the business arena may have radically improved over the past decade or so, but there are some who still believe that the "new economy" investment and finance sector is still very much male dominated.

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E-mail can’t beat the ‘human touch’

E-mail may be the most cost-effective form of direct marketing for small businesses on a tight budget, but it's no substitute for the personal approach.

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Environmental legislation self-help site Net Regs launched

Help is finally at hand for Scottish and Northern Irish SMEs that are having difficulty understanding and implementing the burgeoning environmental legislation in the UK.

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Placements pump SMEs with latest know-how

SMEs could benefit from an undergraduate work placement scheme designed to tackle a problem or a new opportunity which a smaller business may not have the time, resources or in-house skills to deal with.

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Welsh high-tech start-ups get special treatment

Knowledge-driven, high-tech fledgling enterprises with the potential for rapid growth are being given easy access to good technological and research links, through a new Welsh Development Agency (WDA) initiative - Technium Centres.

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Social responsibility can be a money-spinner for businesses

Businesses can broaden their customer base, improve their profile, increase productivity and cut down on costs if they adopt a more caring attitude towards their local community.

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Funding options for the water supply, sewerage and waste management sector

The guys over at Funding Options explain what finance is available to firms in the water supply, sewerage and waste management sector

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Can businesses save money on CBILS repayment costs by refinancing for a RLS loan?

Your business could save money on CBILS repayments by refinancing for an RLS loan – Funding Options tells us how

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What is professional indemnity insurance?

Professional indemnity insurance provides cover if somebody sues your business and they allege that your advice caused financial loss or damaged their brand. It’s not just for accountants and lawyers but for anyone offering a personal service, even web designers

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What is public liability insurance, and does it cover Covid-19 claims?

Public liability insurance can cover your small business if a third party has an accident or injury. But does public liability insurance cover claims made against your business arising from Covid-19?