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Business Technology

This section introduces a variety of guides and tips around business technology solutions for UK small businesses.

The complete guide to outsourcing your next software project

In-house software development is beyond the reach of most small businesses that need something doing on-time, glitch free and within budget. Outsourcing gives SMEs access to top talent when they need it

Business Technology

Business Technology

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

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

Business Technology

Live Chat revolution – Convert leads into sales with Live Chat

Traditional websites are becoming less effective at converting browsers into sales. Offering Live Chat could give you the competitive edge. In fact, SMEs have the most to gain from offering a Live Chat service out of hours - it could be what makes you stand out from the competition.

Business Technology

The Magnificent Salesforce – 7 questions for SMEs

Future technology such as AI and machine learning will free up small businesses to do more valuable, creative work while increasing productivity, argues Paul Smith

Business Technology

How cloud telephone systems can help your small business

Cloud telephone systems are easy to use and can modernise your communication needs; not to mention save money

Accounts & Tax

6 of the best payment systems for accepting US dollars

If you have a lot of customers Stateside, you'll want them to be able to pay in US dollars. We look at the best payment systems for USD.

Business Technology

How small businesses can use Lightricks BoostApps to market on a budget

Here's how the BoostApps from Lightricks – StoryBoost, VideoBoost and PosterBoost – can help you with your small business marketing

Business Technology

Best UK business phone and broadband deals – how to choose

You need to understand your business and its internet needs before deciding on the best broadband and phone deal for you.

Business Technology

5 critical small business concerns and the tech tools to solve them

We run through five of the most pressing issues for small businesses and the tech tools that will ease the strain

Business Technology

What does PCI compliance mean for your small business?

If your small business’s payments system is not PCI compliant, you could find yourself blocked from taking card payments altogether, warns Geoff Forsyth

Business Technology

8 of the best electric cars for small business leasing

Thinking about leasing an electric vehicle for your business? We explain whether it's the right choice for you and which cars to go for.

Business Technology

Upgrading business technology – new vs refurbished

If your office tech is ancient, it might be time to upgrade. We'll help you decide whether new or refurbished is right for your business.

Business Technology

How 5G mobile technology will help your small business

5G will stimulate the emergence of start-ups and small businesses, opening the door to create products and services unimaginable before

Business Technology

40% of the UK’s micro businesses do not accept card payments

This is despite digital payments being the preferred way to pay for 47pc of shoppers

Partner content

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

Partner content

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?

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Business insurance everything you need to know

Every small business may need to be insured at some level. But which policies are must-haves, and which are optional? Edward Murray guides you through the maze