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Our Shedworking friends

With cutting edge design, power, light, wi-fi and oodles of swanky fitted furniture, some of the buildings featured would make pretty decent places to live.

EastEnders and why you should check, check and check again

Heather had a plan to make money. It didn't work. Shirley's only got herself to blame, though. If only she'd used a professional ...

Movember 2011

This month is unofficially the start of moustache season. It’s Movember, the month formerly known as November, when men (and maybe some women) in the UK and around the world take to growing that most noble type of facial hair: the moustache.

National Freelancers Day 2011: start the countdown

As well as bonfire night, it's National Freelancers Day on the 23rd. It's just as spectacular (without quite so many fireworks and burnt effigies, perhaps.)

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Is short-term professional indemnity insurance worth it?

Can you get away with short-term professional indemnity insurance? Not if you want to sleep easy. It's cheaper but it's much riskier. Here's the low-down.

How to deal with difficult customers

Every business should know how to deal with difficult customers. Do it well and you could turn a negative into a positive. Here are five top tips.

Goodbye summer

It’s that time of year again on Sunday 30 October at 2am. British Summer Time (BST) is officially over, and our clocks go back by one hour.

Renewable energy for businesses

Renewable energy, you say? For business? Whatever will they think of next?

Shawbrook bank launches with promise to lend

Despite encouragement and explicit direction from government for banks to open their coffers, SMEs are still struggling to get funding.

HMRC targets private tutors and coaches for undeclared tax

HMRC is cracking down on undeclared tutor tax. As private tutoring is not tax deductible, it's essential for tutors to stay on top of their returns.

Customer showcase – Duncan Mansfield Photography

We love to run customer interviews. It's a great way for customers to promote their business, and an excellent opportunity to learn from people who have 'been there, done that'.

How to protect your business against cybercrime

Securing your business these days means much more than fitting good locks and getting an alarm. What about the unseen threat from cyberspace?