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Business Technology

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

How to trade online

Many small businesses in the UK currently don't take enough advantage of trading online. Plenty of businesses have websites, but as few as ten per cent of these allow customers to buy goods or services online. It's a little like having a corner shop without putting in a cash register.

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Watch out for USB espionage

With sales of MP3 players, digital cameras and a swathe of other new gadgets rising exponentially, it appears the age of the data-carrying device is well and truly upon us. Yet for some the mass proliferation of these technologies actually represents a serious threat to business security.

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Beginner’s guide to backing up data

What would you do if you lost your computer hard drive or company server due to age, catastrophic events or even a nasty virus? Make sure your company is covered for all eventualities by following these simple steps on how to back up data.

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Setting up a computer server

As your small business grows, the time will come when you’ll need to install a computer server or upgrade your existing unit to handle the number of terminals, printers and other technical wizardry you now use.

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Internet Security for small businesses

Many growing businesses benefit from the ability to focus and execute at a fast pace, but often suffer from a lack IT resources. This can pose a serious challenge for smaller businesses that need to broaden their security strategy.

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Top 10 Technology tips for any small business

Smallbusiness.co.uk's Top Ten Technology Tips offer invaluable advice on selecting, maintaining and operating your IT systems, and provide you with handy hints on getting the most from your technology and dealing with consultants.

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Guide to beating spyware

Spyware is the name given to unwanted software that performs certain tasks on your computer without your consent and it can wreak havoc with your business.

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Guide to website accessibility

Most businesses are aware of the Disability Discrimination Act (DDA), which aims to stop discrimination faced by disabled people in accessing a company's goods or services, but many don't realise that accessibility also applies to their websites.

Business Technology

Setting up an eBay business

The phenomenal success of auction site eBay has created a new breed of business, able to reach customers in specialised areas all over the world, at very little cost.

Business Technology

Campaign to save the cookie

Small media companies operating websites would have to restrict or abandon cookies, a widely used web advertising and e-commerce tool, if proposed legislation from the European Union is implemented.

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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