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This section provides helpful case studies and guides on business reputation management strategies for UK start-ups and entrepreneurs.

5 tips for efficiently managing your remote SME employees

As remote work brings its own challenges, small business owners must embrace new processes to deal with these changes

Business management

Business management

The importance of embracing experiments as a founder

In Matthew Cushen's latest blog, he explores why it's important for founders to experiment their proposition with their target markets

Business management

The Apprentice: Hardly a cruise for the candidates – series 16 episode 1 review

The Apprentice has returned for its sixteenth series. Anna Jordan takes a critical look over the first episode to see how the candidates fared

Business management

How to conduct a customer survey

Customer surveys are a great way to get feedback on how your business is doing and what customers would like. But how do you structure a survey to get the most responses?

Business management

Business energy costs: how can you slash your gas and electricity bill?

Energy costs can easily rack up your business bill. Nicky Bannister of Flogas Energy explains how to trim them down.

Business management

Theo Paphitis 6 micro business tips Q&A

Here are six micro business tips that came out of our Twitter Q&A with Dragons’ Den TV star Theo Paphitis

Business management

Managing health and safety in the workplace

What are your responsibilities as a small business owner when it comes to health and safety? Donna Obstfeld of DOHR explains

Business management

Failure to pay an invoice

What can you do if one of your clients is a persistently late payer? Are there steps you can take? Is there support available? Small Business Commissioner Liz Barclay explains there is help at hand

Business management

Managing health and safety in the workplace

What are your responsibilities as a small business owner when it comes to health and safety? Donna Obstfeld of DOHR explains

Business management

Failure to pay an invoice

What can you do if one of your clients is a persistently late payer? Are there steps you can take? Is there support available? Small Business Commissioner Liz Barclay explains there is help at hand

Business management

Environmental checklist for small businesses

We've outlined an environmental checklist for UK small businesses to help make your company more sustainable and achieve its carbon-cutting goals.

Business management

Former Start-Up Series winner discusses his next growth stage – Matthew Oldham, Unizest

By securing equity investment from The Start-Up Series competition, Matthew Oldham has created an app-based current account designed for people coming to the UK to work or study

Business management

Liz Barclay answers your questions about late payment

Join Small Business Commissioner Liz Barclay on September 9 for a special Twitter Q&A using the hashtag #AskSBCommissioner

Business management

New small business strategic challenge or the same one in disguise?

Matthew Cushen, co-founder at Worth Capital, discusses how despite technology's impact on all businesses, the heart of the business challenge remains the same.

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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