Five tips on how to properly use payroll software

Training staff to use payroll software can help save on costs, Byrne says

Training staff to use payroll software can help save on costs, Byrne says

Paul Byrne, managing director at Thesaurus Software, gives his advice on getting the most out of payroll software.

What British pound sterling’s current strength means for businesses

The strength of the pound is growing as the UK economy recovers

While it may seem favourable to have a strong and improving pound, Kantox CEO Philippe Gelis explains why it hits UK exporters’ wallets – but can be leveraged for gains.

Investors: Northern England best place for repossessed property

Strategic property purchases can help boost an investment business – and repossessions offer a great opportunity.

Business recovery – What help is available?

Here, we look at the procedures surrounding business recovery, such as liquidation and company voluntary agreements.

Almost half of employees would take income protection over a pay rise 

Employer-sponsored protection is featuring highly when it comes to staff preferences, alongside other features such as pension packages.

What you need to know about online finance options

Business owners now have a growing array of finance options

Despite the struggles for SMEs to secure finance, the number of options available continues to grow. Clive Lewis, head of SME issues at the ICAEW, provides a guide to what is out there.

The pragmatist’s guide to currency management for businesses expanding overseas

While growing a company in new territories can be a baptism of fire, currency management need not hold back a business – as Halo Financial director David Johnson explains.

How to release finance from its administrative burden

As businesses begin to ramp up finance faces unprecedented pressure

Stuart Evans, chief technology officer at Invu, explains how using electronic and automated invoice processing can ease the strain on finance departments.

Time to invest in Cuba?

View from the dealing floor. Eduard van Nes works on IG’s dealing floor in London. He looks at the influx of investment arriving in Cuba and the entrepreneurial culture growing.

How will the bedroom tax affect houses sold with long term tenants?

Changes to the way landlords are paid could mean late payment issues

The bedroom tax is having a big affect on the way in which landlords manage properties.

Less capital on hand for SMEs to invest

A fall in the amount of cash SMEs have readily available to invest in the business has been noted by new research carried out by Bibby Financial Services.

Undesirable home features

Running a business is about hard work, determination and solving problems. But when it comes to buying a home, it’s often the things that we can’t fix which are uppermost in our minds.

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