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What to do if you or your business is accused of professional negligence

Banana skin: Professional negligence must be guarded against at all times

Banana skin: Professional negligence must be guarded against at all times

By Matthew Goodwin / 13 Feb 2015

Professional negligence is a big risk to anyone starting a business. But if the worst does happen it pays to be prepared, say Matthew Goodwin

SMEs face three months of uncertainly in election run-up

By Stephen Hodges / 12 Feb 2015

Knowing the worth of your company is fundamental to business success

Added value: Do you know how much your business is worth?

Added value: Do you know how much your business is worth?

By Mike Carter, Founder and CEO of BizEquity / 12 Feb 2015

Do you actually know what your business is worth? Seems a simple question but many struggle to answer it, says Mike Carter

All the political parties' approach to small business

Hywel Roberts / 12 Feb 2015

With fewer than 100 days to the general election, Growth Business caught up with the small business spokespeople for the main political parties

Fighting workplace procrastination

09 Feb 2015

Nina Grunfeld, self-help guru and Founder of Life Clubs at Work, worked with the UK’s leading P2P platform, RateSetter, to explore the impact of workplace procrastination and the effects on employees and businesses

Earn outs and 10 critical success factors

Tony Rice, Partner at consulting firm M&A specialist, Equiteq / 09 Feb 2015

How to close the skills gap and propel small businesses’ growth in 2015

Talent drain: Skills are a huge issues for SMEs in 2015

Talent drain: Skills are a huge issues for SMEs in 2015

Russell Gould, MD, Everline / 04 Feb 2015

What will be the biggest challenges faced by SMEs in 2015? 

The ongoing effects of the terrorist attacks on the Parisian tourism industry

03 Feb 2015

The horror of the recent terrorist attacks is still fresh in the minds of all Parisians: here employees of a tourist agency in Paris speak of how their trade and lives have been affected

5 ways to manage employee absenteeism

Sick day: Employee absenteeism can be a headache for SMEs

Sick day: Employee absenteeism can be a headache for SMEs

Melanie Astbury / 03 Feb 2015

Employee absenteeism can cause real problems for smaller business – so how can you work with your employees to minimise its impact? Office Kitten HR manager Melanie Astbury gives her views

The importance of teamwork when expanding a business

Jelena Djurdjevic / 29 Jan 2015

How businesses can use the cloud to connect with their customers

Cloud control: Retailers can use new technology to connect with customers

Cloud control: Retailers can use new technology to connect with customers

James and James Fulfilment / 26 Jan 2015

How can small businesses ensure cloud technology improves relations with their customers? By e commerce cloud specialists James and James Fulfilment 

Why high-growth companies struggle with customer experience

23 Jan 2015

Mike Hughes, MD of customer management consultancy, PeopleTECH, on how high-growth businesses can avoid delivering a bad customer experience.

Planning your exit strategy: Why tech businesses need to think ahead

ExIT: Tech entrepreneurs need to start planning ahead

ExIT: Tech entrepreneurs need to start planning ahead

21 Jan 2015

Planning an exit strategy is vital for any business; even if you are thinking it will be some time away. Chris Cairns, Partner at Alliotts Accountants, looks at some of the common exit options for businesses in the technology sector.

Is the North-East the new M&A capital for financial services?

David Heard, partner, Ashfords LLP / 21 Jan 2015

A recent report by Deloittes suggested the North-East could see a large increase in M&A activity in the very recent future: below an expert from law firm Ashfords LLP calls on his experience to delve into the claim further

What’s The Balance Between Man and Machine For SMEs Looking To Borrow?

Man machine: Combining human and digital attributes is key

Man machine: Combining human and digital attributes is key

21 Jan 2015

Are lending decisions based on human intuition or digital algorithms? The best answer can include a combination of the two, say Boost Capital

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