Employing & managing staff

Staff and Christmas bonuses

What should you do if a staff member narrowly misses out on a Christmas bonus scheme? Should you make an exception?

Finding and selling to customers

GoDaddy hosts virtual Christmas high street to promote microbusinesses

#GoDaddyShops aims to connect Christmas shoppers with microbusinesses as public makes conscious effort to shop independently this year


Shoppers to spend £4.4bn with small retailers this Christmas

British shoppers to buy nearly one fifth of presents from independent retailers, spending on average £88 with indie shops

Buying and selling a company

6 tips to maximise product sales over Black Friday and Cyber Monday

Serial entrepreneur and angel investor Lara Morgan on how product-based brands can turn the holiday season goldmine opportunity into reality


Deadline passes for guaranteed payment before Christmas

It's officially less than 40 days until Christmas, meaning SMEs might not be paid for their work before the big day.


Black Friday responsible for increase in spending over Christmas

The average household in the UK this year is expected to spend £753 on the festive season this year.


One in four professionals dread the work Christmas party

The work Christmas party is upon us, yet over one in four (27.3 per cent) professionals admit to dreading the office party.


Missing Christmas day a reality for SME owners

‘Won’t be home this Christmas’: 1.3 million SME owners will miss family festivities this year due to work.

Business Technology

Four ways merchants can keep up with Christmas card payments

Christmas is approaching so we decided to tell you how to improve your customer's card payment experience during the festive period.

Business management

How to switch off and still run a business at Christmas

Conor McArdle, content executive at Brighter Business, explains how to continue running a business over the Christmas period.

Business management

How can you help your employees manage their Christmas stress

New survey reveals that more than 50 per cent of respondents feel stressed in the weeks leading up to Christmas.

Business management

Five tips for creating the perfect office Christmas party

The office Christmas party is a big part of the festive fun. Here are some tips to make it perfect.

Partner content

4 small business functions that must be automated for greater profits

Can technology help you create more efficient business models? In this article, we explore how you can use technology to boost your business

Partner content

It’s time the UK’s small businesses got the seamless communications and collaboration tools they need

Why seamless collaboration is crucial for UK small businesses and what tools can help

Partner content

Flexible work is making cybersecurity tougher for UK SMBs. It’s time they got the tools, and the platform, to defend themselves

The cybersecurity landscape for small businesses and the tips and tools that can help

Partner content

How to enhance your customer and employee experiences using Uber Vouchers

This article explains how Uber Vouchers can enhance both your customer and employee experience