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Why SMEs must futureproof themselves now for Brexit

 

Many SMEs think they are ‘too small’ to be troubled by the effects of whatever final Brexit arrangements are made. Here, Funding Nav founder and business author, Stephen Sacks, explains how they are the organisations most vulnerable to whatever storms lie ahead and how they can – and should – …

Why is company spending such a struggle for SMEs?

 

Managing expenses is crucial for keeping on top of cash flow, but many SMEs struggle with it. Darren Upson, VP of Small Business Europe at Soldo explains why spend management doesn’t have to be a headache.   Managing finances and expenditure is essential for businesses, which makes it even more surprising just …

How to protect your cashflow (without the Big Business bad practices)

 

Cash flow is a common headache for small and medium-size businesses. Lee Murphy, founder of cloud bookkeeping software Pandle, give his top tips for protecting cash flow in your business.   Cashflow problems are the biggest danger to most microbusinesses, with many profitable microbusinesses going insolvent simply because they run out of cash. …

GDPR: what next?

 

There was much hype around GDPR in the lead up to its introduction – but what about now that it’s in full force? Nicola Hartland, CEO and Co-Founder of The Data Support Agency warns of the future challenges and how we move forward.   According to The Economist, the GDPR is the …

Which hidden costs should you be aware of when starting a new venture?

 

Starting a business is expensive – but it tends to come as a shock to budding entrepreneurs. Jamie Roberts; Senior Copywriter at Media Works exposes three hidden costs to be aware of.   If you underestimate your expenditure as a new business, you may be doomed from the start. It’s crucial …

Over half of UK businesses find hiring and onboarding overseas staff challenging

 

Over half (58 percent) of UK businesses say that hiring and onboarding overseas staff is challenging, according to new research from Elements Global Services. Surveying 500 UK businesses across seven key industries, including technology, finance and manufacturing, the research revealed navigating political and economic uncertainty as the most common barrier …

Technical Advice on working remotely and securely on the network for SME’s

 

Flexi-working (or working from home) is becoming an important benefit to provide your employees. Stuart Jailler at Seareach explains how you can do this for your company whilst keeping your company’s data secure.   Technology plays an important role in enabling people to work in a lot more flexible way, …

Four ideas to encourage team spirit during the World Cup

 

The World Cup Russia 2018 games have kicked off in style and football fever has swept the country. Matt Weston, Managing Director at Robert Half UK explains how you can use the games to your advantage and encourage team spirit across the office. The World Cup 2018 is finally here. On …