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Defending your SME from a cyber-attack – IT security vs. cyber insurance

 

By Sarah Adams, cyber security expert at digital professional insurance brokers PolicyBee. When a cyber-attack hits, it can devastate an SME. No exaggeration. If systems are down, data is lost or your website is hacked, it can literally bring your business to a halt. And a ground-down business isn’t generating …

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What to do if Your Company is Facing a Financial Crisis

 

By Jon Munnery When your company suffers an unexpected financial setback, or insolvency is on the horizon, it can seem like an impossible task to recover momentum and get the business back on track. The problem is that warning signs of financial distress are so easily missed, and then suddenly you …

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Is contacting your company a happy experience for customers?

 

By Dave Millett, Equinox Good communication is key to customer satisfaction. But unfortunately many companies don’t spend enough time thinking about how their customer would like to communicate with them and making this easy.   If you only think about how you want customer to contact you you’re in danger of …

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Is Your Business Owed Money?

 

For small businesses, even a small financial problem can have a dramatic effect. One of the many financial issues that can occur for small businesses is late payments from clients or other businesses. This is not an issue to be overlooked. Over 50% of small businesses in the UK are …

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How to keep organised with HMRC tax payments

 

Keeping up with tax payments and HMRC reporting requirements can seem like a mammoth task, with disorganisation often being cited as the reason why payments are missed.  HMRC are very quick to respond when businesses pay late, so it’s worth taking the time to set up a reliable system that …

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Actively prepare for selling your business to get the best price

 

By Clive Hyman, Hyman Capital Services Once you’ve decided you want to sell your business you’ll have a busy time ahead. There is a lot to do to achieve a successful sale. However, if you get the price you hope for it will all be worthwhile. To help you get …

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What to look for in a company van

 

Van Monster the large used vans specialist have pulled together an interesting infographic all about what to look for in a company van. If your company provides the service of delivering products or has reached a point where transportation for its employees has started building up costs, it may be …

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The future for small business on the British high street

 

Thanks to the internet, it is becoming easier and easier for people to start their own business. Selling products and services online, eliminating the need for a physical shop, potentially increasing profits as overheads are cut down. However, what does this mean for the future of the British high street? …

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Internet issues are biggest blocker of productivity for 67% of UK SMEs

 

Sixty-seven percent of UK SMEs regard internet issues as their biggest barrier to productivity, according to research from Storey, the new flexible workspace brand from property company British Land. The research, which delves into the issues affecting productivity in the workplace, is based on a survey of 500 UK SME …