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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.

Best payment processors for UK small businesses -11 of the best

What's the best payment system for your small business? We review 11 of the best payment processors for UK SMEs

Business Technology

Small Business Insurance

What is commercial combined insurance?

Commercial combined insurance allowing you to buy multiple types of coverage in one go for your business. Find out more here

Employing & managing staff

Outsource HR Services or keep them Inhouse?

HR has the power to shape an organisation’s culture and future. Whether that’s achieved through an in-house team or outsourcing depends on your business’s priorities

Employing & managing staff

Small business HR – everything you need to know

HR starts the moment you hire your first employee. There are plenty of resources and organisations out to help run your HR systems smoothly. But you should see HR as an opportunity, not a burden

Getting Online

‘We’d been wiped off the face of the internet’ – what to do if you lose your domain

Pedram Mershahi, co-founder of Kloris CBD, talks about the struggle of having his domain suspended - find out what to do if you lose your domain

Getting Online

Your 4-step guide to setting up an Instagram business account

In partnership with The UK Domain, we explain the four steps you need to take to set up your Instagram business account

Getting Online

How do I build a website for my small business?

There are various website builders for small businesses. Here are who they are, what they cost and how to get your website up and running

Legal advice

Which job title is right for you?

Your job title should never be based on your own view, and how comfortable you feel being referred to by a certain position

Getting Online

How do I build a website for my small business?

There are various website builders for small businesses. Here are who they are, what they cost and how to get your website up and running

Legal advice

Which job title is right for you?

Your job title should never be based on your own view, and how comfortable you feel being referred to by a certain position

Business Technology

The best CRM system for your micro business

A customer relationship management (CRM) system can really help your micro business to grow. We take a look at key features and platforms.

Business management

Blue Monday and employee morale: moving beyond the gimmick

Blue Monday is often disregarded, but it can be helpful in improving your employees' morale throughout the year.

Employing & managing staff

How to elevate employee engagement levels

Pietro Carmignani, UK country manager at Gympass, provides some simple tips to empower staff and keep them engaged.

Marketing

AI marketing tools for your business

Mull over the pros and cons of AI marketing tools and find out what platforms could work for your small business

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.

Partner content

Why you need a business bank account

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Partner content

5 things every small business owner needs to know before starting

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