Sole trader

Employing people as a sole trader

We take a look at the procedures around employing people as a sole trader.


Treasury mulls employment allowance boost for small business hiring

Increasing employment allowance would encourage small businesses to take on more staff, Treasury believes

Employing & managing staff

Work experience: can I employ my own children over the summer holidays?

Lesley Stalker of RJP LLP explains what you need to know about employing your own children over the summer holidays.


SMEs failing to tap the potential of 4.7 million employees

UK SME managers are failing their employees as one-third reveal they don't have personal development meetings more than once a year.


Small businesses driving record UK employment levels

A new report by npower Business details that British SMEs are employing a record number in private sector, almost half of the UK’s working population.


Younger workers look to leave jobs inside a year

Workers aged between 16 and 28 lack loyalty to their place of employment, finds research.

Employing & managing staff

Starting to employ people

When starting your business, you may well only be working with a small number of other people. If your business is a success and you want to expand, you may well look to take on employees. Even if you’ve been running a business for a while, now might be the time you’re looking at taking someone on.

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16 ways to improve your business cash flow

Read here for 16 tried and tested tips and tricks to improve potential cash flow problems

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Agility – the new rocket fuel for today’s SMBs

How Microsoft Teams is helping small businesses stay nimble

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Six ways to boost your small company’s culture with technology

Getting the most from Microsoft Teams to help build a common purpose and connection within your business

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Five ways to boost SMB cyber defence so you can focus on growth

Want to boost your cybersecurity? Check out these five ways to strengthen your defences against attacks