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Business continuity in a flash

Fires, floods and flu get all the headlines, but it's the less obvious perils that bring down the majority of businesses. Here we look at ways to prevent your company becoming a lightning rod for disaster.

Small Business Insurance

Business management

Rising star: Mia Woodford

Mia Woodford set up online auction site Buy Once Give Twice with her friend Emma Leschallas, as a way for charities to raise money.

Small Business Insurance

Business continuity in a flash

Fires, floods and flu get all the headlines, but it's the less obvious perils that bring down the majority of businesses. Here we look at ways to prevent your company becoming a lightning rod for disaster.

Business management

Rising star: Mia Woodford

Mia Woodford set up online auction site Buy Once Give Twice with her friend Emma Leschallas, as a way for charities to raise money.

Alternative finance

How to raise angel finance

Business angels are those lucky types with enough cash to consider investing in early-stage businesses. SmallBusiness.co.uk speaks to owner-managers who never would have got their business off the ground without angel finance.

News

Boris Johnson: ‘London SMEs will pull us out of recession’

Small businesses in the capital will pull the UK economy out of recession, said Mayor of London Boris Johnson last night.

News

Enterprise support announced in Northern Ireland

Northern Ireland has unveiled an £8 million package of initiatives to support start-ups and early-stage businesses.

Business Ideas & Planning

Starting your own hairdressing salon business – A guide

Hairdressing tops other professions for happiness levels and as an industry that attracts 340 million client visits a year, you can see why. So get chopping with our guide and start making waves as a salon owner.

Marketing

Strategic Uses for Pay-per-click Advertising

Seven tips on strategic use of online Pay-per-Click advertising that can really boost your e-commerce effectiveness and create a better return on your investment.

Business management

Relocate to Scotland

With its dwindling North Sea reserves and national GDP contracting faster than the UK average, Scotland looks set for a rough ride. Encouragingly, the entrepreneurs living and working there have a different take on the situation.

Finding and selling to customers

Healthy margins for speciality food

Splashing out on organic and home-grown foods is something we have developed a taste for, but with sales of fast food on the rise how are speciality and niche providers finding new ways to stimulate taste buds and be affordable?

Marketing

How can I promote my small retail outlet?

Get people to pay attention to your window displays. An attractive shop window display should draw passers by to look and come in to buy.

Employing & managing staff

Training: the key to retaining staff

Learning on the job can lead to a more motivated and productive workforce and enable your staff to keep up with the latest trends in areas such as technology and people management.

Buying and selling a company

Acquisitions: The perfect union

Chris Ingram has considerable experience of building and managing rapid-growth firms and is widely regarded as the inventor of the modern media agency. According to Ingram, buying a business is the easy bit - it's what you do after that counts.

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.