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News

This is the place for latest business regulations, other updates, customer stories and the occasional bit about us.

In short, it's a minestrone of interesting bits and pieces from advice and opinions, to personal profiles and things that have caught our eye.

UK Computer Emergency Response Team launched

To help tackle large-scale, national cybercrime, the government has launched CERT-UK. They respond to cyber-attacks, and provide help and advice.

Small-business events in 2014

Business events are a great way for SMEs to learn new skills, uncover useful solutions and products, Here are some to look out for in 2014.

Infographic: the end of Windows XP

Windows XP support is ending. Our infographic gives you the facts on how using the outdated operating system could affect your small business.

Customer Showcase: Altogether Travel Limited

Stephen from Altogether Travel Limited would spend his lottery winnings building a school. That beats 'buy a sports car' every day of the week ...

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Customer Showcase: SW Sport Therapy

What would you do if you won the lottery? Ben from SW Sport Therapy would buy a new dog. Feel a bit sorry for his old dog to be honest, but still ...

Help for small businesses in 2014

2014 has loads of government schemes in store to help small businesses. There are schemes providing mentoring, financial aid, and broadband vouchers.

We’re a Feefo ‘Gold Trusted Merchant’

Feefo has awarded us their 'Gold Trusted Merchant' certificate for our 99% positive customer feedback in 2013.

Our predictions for SMEs in 2014

2014 is set to be a great year for UK SMEs. Here are our predictions of what will affect small businesses this year, and how you can take advantage.

Tax return deadline approaching

Your online tax return deadline is 31 January. Better get cracking. Or waste a bit more time by reading these top ten excuses for late returns instead.

Customer Showcase: Clear House Accountants

Jibran from Clear House Accountants on the challenges of setting up his accountancy business and his ambitions for its future.

Customer Showcase: Linio Creative

Dave from Linio Creative talks to us about what it's like to set up and run a web design business.

Customer Showcase: Smooth Lines

Customer Showcase: Smooth Lines