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Here's where we lift the lid on insurance and explain it all simply.

There's essential help with how best to protect your business or not-for-profit. Plus, useful advice on running your organisation and life as a freelancer.

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.

Business insurance – claiming for riot damage

If your business is one of the unlucky ones caught up in the recent urban carnage, it’s possible you’ll be making a claim under your business insurance policy.

Work/life balance – get away from it all

But as we’re a nation of workaholics, it comes as no great surprise to learn that many owners and managers of small businesses struggle to take any time off at all.

Oops files #2

When people make mistakes, it's only right (not left) that they should be captured for posterity. Especially errors as glaring as this...

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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.

No rest for the wicked!

One of the best ways to understand the challenges and realities of running a small business is to work in one.

What is professional liability insurance?

Professional liability insurance, professional indemnity, public liability, personal indemnity. All the same, right? No. Here's why.

Oops files #1

Holy carp! Here's the first in our series of laughable print and signage errors, captured for all eternity by our photographers in the field...

What do you do when a client refuses to pay?

A client not paying is bad news. But it doesn't need to mean a battle in the small claims court. Here's how your professional indemnity insurance can help.

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.