How to use the small claims court to recover money owed to your business


If you decide to take the small claims route, the first action is to write the other party a letter. If your business is owed money, then as long as it is less than £10,000, you can use the ‘small claims court’ to recover what is owed to you. Part of the county court, the small claims court was originally created to enable a layperson […]

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Five different types of highly-effective business software


Software plays an essential role in every type and size of business. It’s used for almost every aspect of the business from finances and accounting to planning and marketing. In fact, it’s rare to find a business that doesn’t require much software for its in-house tasks and all its web-based projects. Besides the most commonly used software for general office work, there is also specialized […]

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How to stay on a budget while growing your business


When designing a business budget, you have to look at some areas where it is worth it to spend a bit more and a few areas where you might scale back a bit. While it’s possible to scale down on administrative issues, which focus on organisational tasks, it’s not a good idea to rein in revenue-generating projects because these determine the success of your business. […]

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Fixing the cyber security skills shortage


Attitudes towards security continue to harden – with terrorism, geopolitical uncertainty and cyber threats now joining over-regulation in the top four threats to business growth prospects in PwC’s 2018 CEO survey. This shift is reflected by the language now used publicly – by government and business leaders alike – as highlighted by the UK Defence Minister recently confirming that sponsored cyber-attacks on the UK’s infrastructure […]

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How to protect your customers’ private information


Make sure the data that your customers are trusting you with is as safe and secure as possible It often feels that we lack privacy these days. Between oversharing on social media and access to the thoughts of politicians and celebrities, it can feel like we are exposed to information even as we hand over our own. It’s that handing over of our private information […]

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Top ten places to launch your start-up


Getting your business location right is key for a start-up Choosing from the list of places to launch your start-up is a huge decision that can literally make or break your business. The most common area for start-ups is a vibrant, upcoming city where you’ll find other great entrepreneurs at your feet and be in the heart of all the ‘buzz’. Picking the perfect location […]

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What is on-demand warehousing?


The Oxford English Dictionary defines on-demand as ‘soon as or whenever required.’ In recent years the term ‘on-demand’ has become synonymous with technology: movies on demand, taxis on demand, dry cleaners on demand…. the list goes on. But on-demand warehousing? That’s a new one. On-demand warehousing is the ability to switch on warehousing services as and when required. Storage capacity is the principal service, but […]

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Five ways new businesses can benefit from Artificial Intelligence


Artificial Intelligence is creating a revolution in almost every sector, and the traditional industries are being rewritten in the wave. The shape and structure of most of the industries are changing very rapidly by the integration of AI. Different business functions in a company use the technology revolution in varying extents. From mining sector to the aviation industry, from finance to recruitment, the technology brings […]

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UK workers think having a tidy desk could lead to a promotion


A new study has found that one third of UK office workers admit they only tidy their desks if a boss or client is coming into the office. Almost half (45 per cent) of those questioned said they tidy up because it could lead to a promotion. The research, conducted by office supply specialists Fellowes, also hints at an organisational crisis in the UK, with […]

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A trader’s guide to European exhibitions


Approximately 44 per cent of the UK’s exports are shipped to the EU and whilst Brexit may add an air of uncertainty, the reality is that the rest of Europe is still a huge market for UK businesses. If you’re a UK business looking to export your goods to Europe, then in order to showcase your products and speak with prospective clients, the best way […]

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