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Five tips to improve productivity in the last week of summer

Niall O'Loughlin of 99designs explores a number of ways to spike the productivity of your small business.

Productivity Zone

Advice

Turning best practice into habits of excellence

Here, we look at how BSI (British Standards Institution) can help guide your business in the right direction.

Productivity Zone

Five tips to improve productivity in the last week of summer

Niall O'Loughlin of 99designs explores a number of ways to spike the productivity of your small business.

Advice

Turning best practice into habits of excellence

Here, we look at how BSI (British Standards Institution) can help guide your business in the right direction.

Business management

Tips for running a successful family business

The family business sector accounts for a quarter of UK GDP. Here, Phil Mitchell gives advice on managing a business that is family-run.

Employing & managing staff

Innovating from within

Companies are empowering staff at all levels of authority to contribute key ideas and strategies and the resulting intrapreneurs can benefit businesses in multiple ways, writes Ben Lobel.

Employing & managing staff

How to have a good business meeting 

The difference between a successful business meeting and a futile one is in the preparation and the staging.

Government Grants

Grants: your questions answered

Getting your hands on free funding can be a tricky business. Here we answer your most frequently asked questions about accessing grants.

News

BPF unveils cost-cutting plan

Some of the UK's biggest landlords have agreed to reduce costs for retailers, the British Property Federation (BPF) reveals.

Blog

Necessity, invention and how it is hard being green

The Environment Agency has claimed that greater compliance with green legislation could save small business millions of pounds - fuel is a huge cost that two key business men addressed

Finding and selling to customers

The value of effective branding

Having a strong, easily recognisable brand can make all the difference in raising your profile and setting you apart from your competitors. SmallBusiness.co.uk offers some answers to commonly asked questions on effective branding.

News

How to comply with green laws

By law, small businesses have many environmental responsibilities but a great deal of them have little or no idea what they are. However, a free online assessment tool aims to help keep small firms on the right side of environmental legislation.

News

How to start recycling

These days, everyone knows deep down that they should recycle. But in a small business where all efforts are diverted into driving the operation forward, how do you go about making sure you are also being frugal with resources and, anyway, what is in it for you?

News

Boost for business and environment

A £284 million initiative to help business reduce waste and cut costs has been officially launched by Environment Minister Elliot Morley.

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5 things every small business owner needs to know before starting

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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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Benefits of switching to the right business bank account

We've teamed up with the Current Account Switch Service to explain the benefits of switching your business bank account.

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Business Companion: a reliable voice in the misinformation age

Business Companion is a one-stop-shop for accurate and up-to-date legal guidance, whatever sector you’re in — and it’s all completely free