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Smart Innovation: 5 Ways SMEs Can Embrace Technology

  • May 31st, 2019
  • From making tax digital to your new contactless terminal, it’s hard to ignore how technology and the digital world are rapidly transforming the way businesses operate. While it’s easy to cling onto old habits, SMEs that welcome technology in small doses will not only streamline existing processes, but ensure they remain ahead of the curve

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    Local Business Week: Simple Tips for UK SMEs to Stay On Top

  • May 15th, 2019
  • With an annual turnover of over £300 billion, the UK SME market continues to go from strength to strength – in spite of a hazy economic outlook. While preparing for Brexit as a business is of tantamount importance, it’s also key for Britain’s entrepreneurs to adapt to the changing times and plan accordingly for the

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    Take Note: 5 Changes to Personal and Business Tax from April 2019

  • April 23rd, 2019
  • With the 6 April marking the start of a fresh new tax year, change is most certainly afoot in 2019. As a crucial part of your annual housekeeping, it’s worth taking a moment to familiarise yourself with the changes to tax – both personally and professionally – that may impact your finances. Whether this be

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    Payroll Year End: a Top 5 Checklist for Businesses this April

  • March 31st, 2019
  • The long month of March has drawn to a close and it’s P60s at the ready, which can only mean one thing: the Payroll Year End has come back around. With 5 April (the last day of the 2018/2019 tax year) fast approaching, finance departments across the country will be preparing to share their final

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    Countdown to Year End – What Last Minute Preparations You Should Undertake?

  • March 25th, 2019
  • After the fizz of activity in January, when many sole traders and businesses hurry to get their books in order and submit tax returns, there is a deep sigh of relief. Unfortunately for those who are less organised, March soon comes around, and all of sudden it’s the 5 April and Year End. Savvy businesses

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    Is Self-employment Right for Me? The Pros and Cons of Saying Bye to your Boss

  • March 13th, 2019
  • Despite the end of March creeping closer (together with the lingering backdrop of economic uncertainty) the appeal of going it alone in the business world is still ever-present in the UK. According to the Office for National Statistics, the nation is now home to 5 million self-employed workers; this paired with the 2.5 million Brits

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    Love Local: How to Find the Perfect Match when Outsourcing Closer to Home

  • March 4th, 2019
  • As a ‘nation of shopkeepers’, the UK knows a thing or two about the value of local businesses – and this goes beyond a Friday cappuccino at your friendly neighbourhood coffee shop. When it comes to streamlining the inner workings of your own business, the benefits of outsourcing to a smaller local firm over a

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    Roses are Red: How to Show your Business a Little Love this Valentines Day

  • February 13th, 2019
  • Valentine’s Day: you either love it or you loathe it. So instead, why not use mid-February as a time to take stock of the long (and often challenging) month of January, and approach the changing seasons with a spring in your step. While a large number of marketing campaigns may be bursting at the seams

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    From Remote Working to the Rise of AI: Meet the Workforce of 2019

  • February 4th, 2019
  • Whether you’re a growing SME or just getting started, your employees play a big part in the successful business you once only dreamed of. Yet with the ever-shifting economic landscape a constant distraction, it would be easy to fall behind when attempting to meet the changing demands of the workplace today. From the expectations of

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    New Year, New SME: 5 Resolutions for Small Business Owners in 2019

  • January 22nd, 2019
  • With fizz and fireworks but a distant memory, it’s business as usual for SMEs up and down the nation as the UK settles into 2019. Yet with another clock already ticking (and March’s current Brexit date looming ever closer), business owners are buckling up for what promises to be an historic transition for the country’s

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