Taking payments as a small business

How to take a card payment over the phone using a virtual terminal

As long as you have a telephone, an internet connection, a merchant account, and a virtual terminal, you can start taking payments over the phone today

Legal advice

GDPR three years on: make sure your small business is compliant

Many small businesses think if they just ignore the EU’s GDPR regulations, they will just go away. Lawyer Chris Cook warns SMEs they face crippling fines if they do nothing

Getting Online

Three steps to writing a cookie policy for your website

In partnership with the UK Domain, we explain what you need to feature in the cookie policy for your small business website


GDPR and Brexit – 5 steps your small business can take

Small businesses may be overconfident they are Brexit ready when it comes to GDPR compliance, says Ian Osborne. He offers 5 tips to keep your SME within the law

Getting Online

9 steps to GDPR compliance for your first business website

We've partnered with The UK Domain to tell you what you should do to make your business website GDPR compliant.

Legal advice

What should I do if I get a subject access request?

With GDPR came an update to the subject access request policy. What should you do if a customer or an employee sends you one?

Legal advice

GDPR one year on: what fines have been issued so far?

A year after GDPR was implemented, we take a look at the impact of fines and how the UK compares to the rest of Europe.

Legal advice

What does GDPR mean to me and my business?

Here, we look at the new regulations regarding the secure collection, storage and usage of personal information for your small business.

Business management

Customer databases: how to deal with the effects of GDPR

We take a look at how SME customer databases have been affected by GDPR and a few ways to help you adapt to the new rules.

Employing & managing staff

Can I insist on staff having their photo taken?

With the help of Jane Crosby, Peter Done answers a reader questioning whether they can insist that an employee has their photo taken for a new HR system. If not, can they go down the disciplinary route?

Legal advice

GDPR: gain business advantage from the data regulation shake-up

GDPR has been a major shake-up for small businesses. Mark Overton of Softcat reveals how you can take advantage of the changes.

Business Technology

GDPR is now in force: make sure you don’t get caught out

Now that GDPR is in force, businesses need to be even more careful when it comes to compliance. Campbell Hutcheson of Datto explains how you can sidestep a hefty fine.

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