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Running a Business

This section takes you through every important aspect of how to run a successful business. It offers expert guides and advice articles on the key elements of business management such as employing staff, finding customers, marketing and sales, pricing, people management, office and home working, business technology and everything else an entrepreneur must tackle in order to succeed.

How to help employees return to work following mental illness

Returning to work after a period of mental illness is tough but as an employer, you can help. Unum's Liz Walker explains more.

Employing & managing staff

Business management

General Election 2024 – small business policies you need to know about

UPDATED: The race is on for the General Election 2024, but what are the parties pledging? We look at the policies affecting small businesses

Business Technology

What businesses need to know about emerging trends in cloud security tools

Here's the lowdown on what cloud security tools are out there and the emerging trends you can expect to see

Smart Energy GB

How smart meters can empower consumers to engage with their energy use

Smart meters are a great invention, helping people rid themselves of unnecessary meter readings and, potentially, reducing energy waste. But what role do consumers themselves play in making the most of this technology?

Employing & managing staff

Zero hours contracts advantages and disadvantages

In this article, we explore the advantages and disadvantages of zero hours contracts for you as an employer

Business management

Which countries offer a digital nomad visa?

Interested in becoming a digital nomad but not sure where to go? We look at all of the countries that provide a visa

Small Business Insurance

What insurance do I need for a home-based business?

John Laird asks what kind of insurance he needs to run his business from a spare room in his home

Business management

The best small business savings accounts

We've rounded up some of the best small business savings offerings around, bringing you easy access, fixed and notice accounts.

Small Business Insurance

What insurance do I need for a home-based business?

John Laird asks what kind of insurance he needs to run his business from a spare room in his home

Business management

The best small business savings accounts

We've rounded up some of the best small business savings offerings around, bringing you easy access, fixed and notice accounts.

Business Technology

The 6 best VOIP providers for small businesses

We’ve compared the competition to bring you our pick of the 6 best VoIP providers for small businesses – complete with features and pricing

Business management

Risk assessment template for your small business

A risk assessment is required by law to help protect you, your employees and the general public. Get your free template for your small business

Business Technology

15 EPoS systems for restaurants and cafés

Having the right ePoS system in place can boost your business in far more ways than just payments. Here are 15 ePoS systems to check out

Business Technology

10 card payment machines ideal for small business

Featuring the SumUp Air, Zettle 2, and Small Business Pro, we break down the fees and functions of the best card payment machines for UK small businesses

Partner content

How should I select my business broadband provider?

As with any supplier, it’s important to do your research and ask important questions before you select a broadband provider for your business. But what are the must-have things you should take into consideration?

Partner content

Why your business should switch to a broadband-based phone network

Analogue phone systems are increasingly being replaced by smarter broadband based networks – here’s why you should consider switching

Partner content

Streamlining document management for your small business

David Malan, sales director of DocuWare for the UK and Ireland, explains how the platform can streamline your document management

Business Loans

A guide to getting a small business loan

Everything you need to know on what small business loans are and what types of loan are available for your business.