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Business Insurance: Are you covered where it counts?

Businesses are tricky things, and insuring them can be one of the trickiest things of all. Insurance can be confusing and that’s why getting the right insurance company or broker is so important. They can get to grips with your operation, explain all the features and find, or create, a policy which fits best. 

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Business Activism

Businesses have the option of getting involved in political issues surrounding hot topics that affect the corporate world. The government frequently makes decisions that affects entire industries in some way or another, often to hamper sections of those markets.

These decisions can include things like the state of business rates, governmental policies that directly affect a business’ operations, or simply laws that come into affect that originate either UK or EU origins.

You would be forgiven for thinking political activism is reserved for larger businesses but this is not necessarily true. As a small business, you have a very powerful voice that will, or at least should be, noticed by a ruling government.

Here are some options open to you to get you started if you’re interested in making your voice heard a little more.

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Keep marketing simple

Simple-marketing

When David asked me if I was happy to share some marketing advice for FSB members reading the blog, it got me thinking about what some of the most common misconceptions were surrounding the dark arts of marketing.

Anyone who has tipped their toes into marketing as a career will find one very common trend: people think...

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Card payments: What's the catch?

Yesterday we ran a piece about accepting card payments as a small business and someone dropped us a line to ask if there were any downsides to doing so.

Beyond the fees that you often need to pay on transactions and occasionally on the device itself, there are a couple and so we thought we'd share what we learnt.

For a start, using these devices opens you up for increased liability for...

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8 ways to accept card payments

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A couple of weeks ago, we talked about new legislation from the EU cutting out fees that card companies can charge, meaning more small businesses might be able to accept card payments than before.

However, having done a little research, it’s clear there are a lot of different solutions available at the moment to small businesses that make...

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