How to avoid tax trouble for the self-employed


You can follow your own dream, for one. Your time is yours to manage, for another. And after all, who wouldn’t want to be their own boss if the opportunity presented itself? There are now more than 4.6m people in the UK working for themselves – the highest number ever recorded – according to an Read the full article…

Should you join the ‘Bring Your Own Device’ revolution?


With the news that the traditional 9-5 workday is becoming obsolete in favour of flexible working, ‘Bring Your Own Device’ (BYOD) is rapidly becoming the method of choice for many SMEs across the UK. Here, ERS Computer Solutions Ltd., bring you the facts in this handy infographic.    

Curzon & Company – Shortlisted for the award of best consulting project

Curzon & Company is a privately owned specialist consultancy.  While they tend to work primarily for companies with headquarters in the UK over the last 5 years they have worked around the world and are currently running projects in Latin America, Italy etc…  On the whole Curzon & Company recruit experienced consultants with industry experience and their partners are Read the full article…

The arrival of micro moments


It’s no secret that mobile app development is something of a dark art. The ever-shifting landscape of software and hardware, along with less than reliable internet connectivity, means that even the best developers have to try hard to keep up. So what’s going to be the global shift for developers this year? The word on Read the full article…

Autumn Statement – What’s in it for you?


With less than six months to go until the General Election, the pressure was on for the Chancellor to excite the voters with this year’s Autumn Statement. But did he do enough to get the vote of UKs smaller businesses? Bobby Lane, partner at SSH LLP who advises hundreds of SMEs in the UK and Read the full article…

The Evolution of Data Storage


Virtualisation is the buzzword in data storage right now. But it’s easy to forget how different things were just 10 years ago. Plagued by server sprawl, businesses were left with ineffective server systems that could never maximise their potential. Each new project required another server and with the average X 86 servers running at 15% Read the full article…

Sick as a start-up

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Latitude Solutions has identified the five most common business diseases that are infecting companies of all shapes and sizes. MD, Cliff Findlay diagnoses the conditions and reveals the remedies to alleviate their symptoms. While symptoms can vary, most companies we have come across (including ourselves) have suffered from one or more of them at one Read the full article…

Work hard, play bard

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Sackie Somal, who heads up the Invest in Warwickshire team, explains why you should head to Shakespeare’s county to achieve business success. As well as being the centre of England, Warwickshire is fast becoming the business centre of choice, with more than 26,000 organisations, including big names such as Jaguar Land Rover calling it home. Read the full article…

Hotspots – Darlington and Newcastle

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AWAY ON BUSINESS ROCKLIFFE HALL HOTEL, GOLF & SPA RESORT Where? Darlington. Why? If you’ve ever contemplated the difference between a four-star and a five-star hotel, a stay at Rockliffe Hall Hotel will set you straight. From the moment you arrive, you are priority number one. Taking your bags at arrival and parking your car Read the full article…

Mum’s The Word – DermaEraze

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A new breed of entrepreneurs have taken a hold across homes throughout the United Kingdom. With a baby on one arm and a phone in the other, these women are changing how mums are perceived across the business world. We talk to a few of these socalled “mumtrepreneurs” – women who have started businesses whilst Read the full article…

Why a flexible workforce will save you thousands

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The UK skills shortage is costing companies, particularly SMEs. Research by Sandler training, a business development company, found that over half of small businesses claim that a lack of applications for positions is leading to bad hires, costing businesses, on average, £14,000 per employee. More and more, companies are turning to freelancers and contractors, who Read the full article…

Sell More By Crunching Stats, Analyzing App Usage, And Optimizing Interfaces

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While retailers often lean on ecommerce platforms to spur revenue generation, they may be paying insufficient attention to another profitable platform for business growth. According to comScore research, there is an increasingly larger number of retail product searches and purchases being done on mobile devices. How comScore Classifies Internet Devices Before delving into the comScore Read the full article…

How to avoid a financial hard landing

Depending on whose figures you choose to believe, something like 50% of new businesses fail within the first year.  Why?  The simplest answer is that they run out of money.  That’s a bit like saying “the plane crashed because it lost too much height.”  The statement is so obvious it sounds stupid.  But that is Read the full article…

The Minimum Wage – Never Far from the News


The minimum wage has been in the news in the UK over the conference season and beyond. It seems the policy is beginning to stir up as much controversy as it did when it was being seriously debated prior to Labour’s victory in 1997. First the Green Party announced that the National Minimum Wage (NMW) Read the full article…

Why SMEs are vital to the UK


With the news that SMEs employ over 80% of the UK’s workforce, Boost Capital take a look at why they’re so vital to the nation’s fortunes in this handy infographic.