Did you know that your small business is nine times more likely to fall victim to cyber crime than to a ‘real-life’ burglary? That was the finding of YouGov research earlier this year, and it should be a wake-up call for small businesses. The idea of cyber crime may be relatively new, but that doesn’t
Ask any small business owner their least favourite aspect of company ownership, and late payments will probably be an answer. A report earlier this year suggests that “small businesses are facing a collective bill of £6.7bn per annum in outstanding payments owed by other companies – up from £2.6bn in 2017”. It’s the latest report
Wifi, premises, tools, electricity, coffee and laptops are all things mentioned when you ask anyone in business what is essential to keeping things running. But what about key people? What about key men and woman that are essential to your business turning a profit? Just what would you do without them? How would your business
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Borrowing from the so-called ‘Bank of Mum and Dad’ is nothing new when it comes to buying your first home, but new research suggests that the latest generations of school and university-leavers are now turning to the parental moneybox to fund a new business venture. Research by WorldPay suggests that as many as one in
Fraud comes in many guises, and most of us have fallen victim to one form or another at some point. But did you know that the place you live can affect how likely you are to fall foul of different types of scam? Using data from Action Fraud and the Office for National Statistics, Which?
You’ve heard of your carbon footprint, but have you heard of your digital footprint? In an age in which smartphones and social media dominate our lives, it’s something you need to know about if you don’t already. Keep reading to get the lowdown on what it is and how you can take control of it.