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What should you know about business bank accounts? Our...

You think up an amazing idea for a business. You carry out tireless research and put in some serious hours to find out whether your offering is needed or even wanted by your would-be customers. Eventually, you go for it. You take that leap of faith and set the...

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Fraud costs UK economy £193 billion a year – equ...

New research shows fraud costs the UK economy £193 billion a year - equating to More than £6,000 lost per second every d...

Read More Fraud costs UK economy £193 billion a year – equating to more than £6,000 lost per second every day
Five invoicing mistakes to avoid...

48 per cent of UK’s small to medium-sized businesses are frustrated with delayed payments reaching their business bank accounts, an online survey from YouGov and ACI Worldwide has found(1). 33 per cent of respondents say late payments affect their ability to meet financial obligations on time 17 per cent...

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Where are you on the digital wave? The importance of d...

People use technology differently and it should be no surprise to anyone that just because the technology's available not everyone is using it. Who has a fridge that orders milk when you run...

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Top tips to safeguard security when plugging in to the...

We're offering advice for both businesses and individuals to help them improve security and manage the risks that come with using internet-enabled products - also known as the Internet of Things...

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Experian expects CPI inflation to increase very gradua...

The Consumer Prices Index (CPI) rose by 0.3% in the year to April, down from 0.5% in the year to...

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Should my small businesses care about SEO?...

A lack of awareness and knowledge of the benefits that Search Engine Optimisations (SEO) can bring means that 60 per cent of SME marketers are not investing in SEO(1).  A benchmark study of the top 50 SME websites in the UK, identified by The Times, revealed a lack of...

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SMEs losing more than £9bn in invoice fraud...

UK small and medium sized businesses are losing more than £9 billion from invoice fraud every year, this amounts to £1,658 per SME, research by Tungsten Network shows. Of those that have been affected, one in six firms believes fraud has cost them more than £5,000 in the last...

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From government grants to tax breaks. How and why do g...

It can be pretty emotional running your own business and it can feel really overwhelming at times. That being said, if you’re doing something that you love, and you’ve gotten good at it, it can be the most rewarding job on earth. The long hours, the setbacks, it’s all...

Read More From government grants to tax breaks. How and why do governments help finance SMEs?