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Managing late payments for SMEs

Dealing with late payments can be a frustrating task for a busy SME or startup. On top of the various issues faced by small business on a daily basis, chasing payments can be time-consuming and could have a negative impact on cash flow.

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Businesses should be prepared for six drivers of FX volatility in 2018

Uncertainty in the political and economic landscape was the story of 2017 and this unpredictability doesn’t look set to change for the year ahead.

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Automatic enrolment and ongoing duties what employers need to know

Every employer has automatic enrolment duties. They need to assess their staff, put them into a workplace pension scheme if they meet certain criteria, write to them to tell them what they’ve done, and complete and submit a declaration of compliance with The Pensions Regulator (TPR).

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It’s time for businesses to stop blaming poor results on currency movements

For any business importing or exporting, dealing in foreign currencies is an unavoidable prerequisite. Despite this, we are continuing to hear of companies blaming unforeseen movements in the currency markets as a key driver for poor performance.

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How to: Avoid the common business accounting errors

Mistakes in accounting can seriously impact on your small business, and that’s why you should always hire a good accountant to manage your financials for you. However, you can take steps to keep things in order by avoiding the most common errors.

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Do you know what GDPR is and how its enforcement will affect your business?

With all the hype around GDPR and 2017’s cyber-attacks (remember what happened to the NHS?), individuals are far more aware and hot on their data rights than they ever were before.

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Four ways to avoid business growing pains

'Remember that innovation is an instinct. Harnessed and cultivated successfully, it can grant a more efficient use of resources, instil a proactive mindset and produce results that keep an organisation supple as it grows.'

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Increasing the choice of SME finance in the UK

On the first anniversary of the Government’s bank referral scheme, HM Treasury announced that Alternative Business Funding had joined a major initiative to broaden the financing options available to the small business owner.

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How would a Brexit ‘no deal’ affect your business?

As David Davis (UK Brexit Secretary) and Michel Barnier (Chief EU negotiator) close in on 7 months of Brexit negotiations, it’s worth looking at how far they have come and whether a deal that is beneficial for both parties is a distinct possibility.

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UKBAA National Investment Summit 2017

Join leading players from investment and industry to look at the challenges and opportunities for building an effective supply of capital from start-up through to long term growth for UK's innovating businesses.

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The Equality Act 2010: Protected characteristics and types of discrimination

The Equality Act, which came into force on 1 October 2010, replaced previous anti-discrimination legislation such as the Race Relations Act of 1976 and the Disability Discrimination Act of 1995.

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Left Media

Meet Mitchel White, an ambitious 24-year-old entrepreneur with a media business based in Manchester. After starting out as a freelance designer, Mitchel founded digital marketing company Left Media in 2013.

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