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

Finding and selling to customers

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.

Business Technology

How to keep your small business safe online

Here's how Security Service Edge from Vodafone can help to protect your SME from ever-increasing cyber threats

Business Technology

How to grow a global creative agency in record time

Find out how creative agency, Myth Studio, used technology to grow their business and quadruple their staff count in 18 months

Partner content

Attracting and keeping top talent through Total Reward

Employment benefits specialist, Drewberry, explain why you should base your benefits around a Total Reward Strategy

Partner content

5 things every small business owner needs to know before starting

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