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Small Business Advice

Good advice is always good to have. Especially when it's free.

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.

Using social media to attract new talent

Attracting and retaining new talent is the only way to safeguard the future success of your business. Getting the next generation of thinkers and doers on board will ensure you move with the times - or better still, have the times move with you.

Why you should keep your insurance broker updated

Changing address, increasing turnover, new business activities, a new company name and increasing your level of cover all have ramifications.

Agency Workers Regulations

If you’re not already aware, the new legislation comes into force on 1st October 2011. In simple terms, it’s designed to give agency workers who’ve been in the same role with the same company for 12 weeks or more the same employment rights as permanent staff.

Balancing Google ranking with a great service

Google consider plenty of ranking factors and, thankfully, none mean we have to change who we are. But we do have to pay more attention to these factors, and work a bit harder. Here’s what we’ve learnt:

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Small business and social media

Thanks to Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn, news travels fast. Is your business making the most of it? Here's how to get started.

How to deal with late payment

Recent research by the FSB revealed that almost three-quarters of small firms were paid late last year. Not good enough is it? Here's how to deal with it.

Disastrous disaster recovery

It’s probably stating the obvious to say that disaster recovery solutions are a vital part of keeping your business afloat if things go wrong. Here's why.

The danger of recommending materials

Nothing wrong with recommending materials as part of your service, is there? Not unless it all goes horribly wrong and you're held liable. Here's why.

Risk tips for marketing consultants

Want to reduce your risk? Then the security that comes with knowing you've got the might of an insurer behind you is not to be sniffed at.

Why client sign off matters

It’s a good idea to be aware of what client sign off means, why it makes good business sense to get it and how you can make sure you do.

What the OSHCR means for health & safety consultants

The OSHCR asks members to meet various minimum entry criteria - including having professional indemnity (PI) insurance. Here's what you need to know.

Do I need terms and conditions?

It's good practice to have terms and conditions, no matter the size of your business. Why? Because they protect you and make you look good. Here's how.