The finance versus fatalities argument around COVID-19 is heating up, with nearly two-thirds (58%) of small business owners wanting to be back at work without restrictions by the end of May. Buckworths, the UK’s only law firm working exclusively with start-ups and high growth businesses, surveyed over 500 UK SME owners and decision-makers to gauge […]
By Daniel Todaro, Managing Director, Gekko Small British businesses are facing an existential crisis like never before on the back of COVID 19. Recessions bite slowly and in those circumstances small businesses can see and plan for every eventuality across sales, cashflow, headcount etc, but this virus has hit us like a bolt out of […]
COVID-19 has caused thousands of entrepreneurs to put their businesses on hold. Today, Appear Here have re-opened their competition, space for ideas in an effort to support businesses through this and giving them the opportunity to kickstart their business when the crisis ends. 2019’s UK winner was rising menswear designer, Liam Hodges. He started out at London’s Royal College […]
Scaling businesses operating in traditional industries are challenging conventional business models by embracing technology. Fast growing ecommerce businesses are one example, which no longer depend solely on the traditional high street shop to shift stock, and have no limits due to location. The impact of digital is evident in product and services offerings, in experiences […]
The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) comes into effect across Europe in May 2018 and will apply to the UK despite Brexit. As this is a ‘regulation’ rather than a ‘directive’ it is binding and effectively forms part of UK law as soon as it comes into force. GDPR will apply to every organisation in […]
There are a myriad sources of grant funding available for small businesses and start ups and as a business owner it can be confusing trying to pick your way through the different options to decide whether your business may qualify for support. Here is my advice on how to go about finding out about funding support and some of the key schemes available.
After months of planning, preparation, pitching and applauding, the inaugural Making Business Happen awards ended with four winners being given a launchpad to future success.
Posted on 28th April 2015 in Business Support.
Evaluate your options. Most businesses run regularly scheduled backups – often daily – to protect themselves from losing more than a day’s worth of data. But which form of data storage should you choose?
Data protection in today’s business environment represents a very difficult prospect. Data is everywhere: on laptops, with vendors, on mobile devices, and in the cloud. As a result, there are countless potential avenues of attack that must be considered and effectively protected.
errāre hūmānum est, (to err is human) and it is the human that is often the weakest link in the chain when it comes to protecting an organisation against security breaches and threats. But we are all human and we all make mistakes; so what can we do to minimise if not eliminate the risks associated with the “human element”?
We all heard the spiel, this was billed as the ‘Budget for Small Business’ by the government but did it really deliver for SMEs across the country? Well, it definitely wasn’t unhelpful — there is a raft of measures that act as ‘levellers’; promising to review ancient business rates, introduce fair tax rates for those non-UK companies that declare their profits abroad (think Starbucks, Google and Amazon) and investing £600million in superfast broadband, but what impact will the recommendations actually have?