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Office & home working

This section talks about finding and managing office space, office design, issues surrounding working from home and running a business from home.

Make your office more environmentally responsible and save money

In an increasingly competitive marketplace, small and medium-sized businesses are always on the look out for opportunities to cut operating costs. SmallBusiness.co.uk offers a number of simple operational changes that can not only ensure your business is more environmentally sound but also save you money.

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Top tips for business relocation

Recent research from YouGov of over 1,150 business owners and managers shows that half of UK bosses based in an urban environment are dreaming of escaping the rat race to find their own small slice of rural happiness.

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Advice on toilet and washroom facilities

What are the regulations for toilet and washroom facilities for a small, mixed-sex workforce?

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Finding suitable business premises

The majority of start-up businesses begin life at home, but there may come a time when a fledgling enterprise deserves to stand on its own two feet, having grown to a size that warrants dedicated premises. Use our handy guide to help you choose property that fits the bill.

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Working away from home

Leasing is a popular option for many small businesses, but as the contracts are often packed with legal terminology, get a solicitor to check them over.

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Working from home

Deciding where to physically carry out your work is something which needs careful consideration. The nature of your business may dictate your location or premises choice.

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A Guide to Running a Business from Home

Some articles on the advantages and disadvantages of starting up a business from home.

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Running a catering business from home

I'm considering running a small catering business from my home. Are there rules and regulations which I have to meet?

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Top 10 Business Property Tips

SmallBusiness.co.uk's Top Ten Business Property Tips offer invaluable advice on your business' property needs, providing hints on finding the ideal location, utilising your office space and negotiating deals.

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Guide to mobile working

One of the key benefits of a mobile office environment is increased productivity, as you can work at home, on the move, or even at client premises. Mobile devices also enable you to spend more time with your clients, customers and suppliers.

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Checklist: Choosing business premises

When deciding what sort of property is best to house your business, there are a plethora of issues to consider. This list brings together all the business premises questions you need to think about into one place.

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Checklist: arranging a lease

Leasing can be a complex business and once you have made your leasing bed you have to lie in it so it's imperative that you get the details right from the outset.

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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?