How to create a freelance contract |

Having a good contract template for use when signing contracts as a freelancer – or even in your small business – is vital to help prevent confusion and legal issues. Before getting in to the nuts and bolts of a contract, there are a few tips on how to write it and how it should … Continued

What your business address says about you |

In this day and age of online businesses, you might not think a business address matters that much. But where you’re registered can have a big impact on how people view your company. When you talk about a company’s address the first thing that might pop into your mind is its web address. But in … Continued

Are you wary of taking on full time staff? |

The vast majority of small and medium enterprises (SMEs) are still cautious about taking on extra staff over the next 12 months, according to a new study. An overwhelming 92 per cent of respondents in the research – conducted by Elance – said that the temptation to expand their workforce was being offset by a … Continued

SME’s ‘avoiding finance’ |

Nearly eight out of ten small and medium enterprises (SMEs) have avoided using finance in the last 12 months. BDRC Continental’s findings from its latest SME Finance Monitor – which is released on a quarterly basis – raise the question of whether banks are as much to blame for the lack of lending taking place … Continued

National Insurance Contributions Bill good news for SMEs |

Plans to give small to medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) a cut on national insurance have been introduced in the form of a new government bill today (October 14th). The move will save 1.25 million firms £2,000 each per year – with 4,500 companies having their bills wiped out entirely. Chancellor George Osborne originally announced details of … Continued