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Small Business Advice

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Whether you're after start-up help, tips on running a small business, cybercrime advice, or updates on the latest rules and regs, we've got it covered.

What insurance do I need for my business?

What business insurance do I need? What don't you need, more like. If you're after a more helpful answer than that, try reading this.

What does ‘duty of care’ mean?

As a professional, you have something called a ‘duty of care’ to your clients and staff - both legally and morally. Here's what that means.

Keeping employee health and wellbeing on the right track

The rise of fitness trackers shows people are more health conscious than ever. They expect companies to value employee health and wellbeing in the same way.

How positive mental health pays dividends in the workplace

It's all very well showing concern for your staff's physical health. But positive mental health is just as important and boosts productvity. Here's how.

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How to protect your staff from cyberchondria

What's cyberchondria? And how does it affect you? Here's everything you need to know about the latest and oddest-sounding problem for businesses to deal with

Employee benefits: how can small businesses compete?

Employee benefits like wellbeing plans aren't just for big businesses. Flexible packages are ideal for smaller outfits and are a big hit with staff.

Take the stress out of employee wellbeing

Mental ill health costs businesses more than £1000 per employee per year. Workplace education, openness and stress support helps boost employee wellbeing.

Why deep vein thrombosis can be a threat to your business

Sitting at a desk all day puts people at greater risk of deep vein thrombosis - a potentially fatal blood clot. Here's some ideas for minimising the danger.

Is it worth going into IT contracting? Or better to stay employed?

If you're thinking of jacking in your perm job and going into IT contracting, there's plenty of demand. But there's a few things to think about too.

The real cost of a fake day off

National Sickie Day masks a serious problem for small businesses: how to manage the inconvenience and cost of staff bunking off. Here's how to cope.

Is employee illness damaging the health of your business?

Can small business health insurance and wellbeing plans help both you and your staff? Yep. Say hello to productivity and goodbye to presenteeism.

Copyright architectural drawings : how architects can protect intellectual property

Architects must share their drawings when pitching, but how can they protect their intellectual property? Are architectural drawings protected by copyright?