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Business Technology

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

Vodafone’s 7.2 USB Stick

If you are looking to reduce downtime when travelling between meetings, this could be the answer.

Business Technology

Business Technology

Can VoIP really reduce business telephony costs?

Small businesses are constantly seeking to cut costs and become more efficient. This guide to VoIP from SmallBusiness.co.uk and purchasing adviser Indirectchannel explain how using voice over internet protocol (VoIP) can save money.

Business Technology

Books: Do-It-Yourself Web Sites for Dummies

In our Books articles, SmallBusiness.co.uk aims to introduce you to publications that could help you to start and run your own small business. Web Sites Do-It-Yourself For Dummies aims to show you how to create a professional-looking website for your business, club, or family.

Business Technology

The value of technology

With 82 per cent of the UK's small businesses having a better work-life balance simply as a result of installing broadband, it's time to find out how technology can make a significant benefit to your business.

Business Technology

Guide to identity theft protection

The outcry over identity theft on social networking sites like FaceBook and MySpace serves as a reminder of how the openness of the internet can mean rich pickings for fraudsters. Educating your staff about the dangers is key to protecting your business.

Business Technology

Top tips for WEEE compliance

Are you aware that your old PCs could be breaking the law? The Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) Directive finally became UK law in 2007.

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Coping with data loss

According to data recovery firm Ontrack, 89 per cent of companies fail to allocate budget for data recovery and 78 per cent have experienced data loss in the past 12 months. SmallBusiness.co.uk offers the following tips on handling data.

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Setting up shop online

Setting up an online arm of your business can offer many benefits, not to mention a further route to market. Here are some top tips that can help you start out in ecommerce safely, from SmallBusiness.co.uk and Chris Barling, CEO of ecommerce software supplier Actinic and co-author of ‘Selling Successfully Online’.

Business Technology

Accepting credit card payments

I am starting a business and hope to have customers all over the United Kingdom and Ireland. I need to know how to set up the acceptance of credit cards for over-the-phone payments. Can you help?

Business Technology

Maximise your website’s potential

A website can be the key to business growth and unlock markets across the globe, but the wrong website will be overlooked almost as soon as it's been visited. Visitors make up their mind about the quality of a website in seconds so if you don't do it right you'll miss vital opportunities, giving the edge to your competition.

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Top IT tips from the geeks

As we become more and more dependent on computers for business, it is important to keep up to date with changes in technology and to protect our private information. Read our top IT tips, written in conjunction with the folk at Geeks-on-wheels, to find out how to protect your business and save money on IT spending.

Business Technology

Businesses without premises

You do not necessarily need an office to run a small business; a virtual office could be all you need. Or with the advent of even more technology, you may not even need that.

Business Technology

Making a transactional website

There are two considerations to take into account when looking at making a site transactional: how are clients going to place orders and how are you going to receive payments?

Business Technology

Outsourcing website and email systems: the benefits

A study into web and email systems in SME businesses has revealed that organisations the length and breadth of the UK are wasting thousands of pounds every year by relying on badly managed and unreliable in-house server systems to deliver their website and email communications.

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Open Banking

Simon Cureton, CEO of Funding Options, explores the benefits of Open Banking for small and medium-sized businesses

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PayFit raises €254M to continue transforming in-house payroll for SMEs

Now valued at €1.82B, PayFit aims to strengthen its position in its current markets

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Green finance

Simon Cureton, CEO of Funding Options, walks us through the 'green boom' in eco-friendly businesses along the growth of green finance

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The funding landscape

This article from Tracc looks at the changing funding landscape and how business owners can improve their chance to secure funding themselves