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Tide and Mambu team up for better small business lending

As competition in the small business banking market heats up, a new tech partnership could help Tide get an edge over rivals Starling, Monzo, and Revolut. Mambu, a cloud-banking platform, will be helping Tide scale and innovate their credit and overdraft facilities....

63% of SMEs haven’t switched business account provider in five or more years

Almost a quarter of SMEs have not switched business account provider since 2008. 63% have had the same provider for more than five years. That's according to a new report from Revolut Business, the report reveals that SMEs are sticking with traditional financial...

Top 5 Tips for SMEs with employees shifting to working from home

Adelle Gruber, Senior Underwriter, Cyber at Brit Insurance, looks at how the sudden uptick in remote working is exposing companies to greater cybersecurity threats.  Over the last month, the UK’s businesses, large and small, have been at the sharp end of adapting to...

Businesses turn to SMS for customer and team comms

The number of business communications sent via SMS in the first few weeks of March increased by at least 32% compared to the same weeks of January. That's according to new data released by SMS.to of Intergo Telecom, which reveals that the COVID-19 pandemic has meant a...

Do you need an IT expert?

Dr John Yardley, Founder and MD of Threads Software, shares his opinion on the need for IT experts for small businesses. Read all of John’s articles here. Most specialists will tell you that you badly need their services, but “experts” can sometimes be the quickest...

Home working tech essentials for small businesses

Paul Routledge, Country Manager, D-Link, looks at the tech which can help small business teams keep up with work, at home. The complex and unforeseen events of the future have led to a situation where many of us are going to be working from home for the foreseeable...

Why content is king for small business SEO

Columnist Carol is on a mission to raise the “digital literacy” of businesswomen across the world, starting in the UK. With a BA Hons in ‘Visual Communications’ and a course in ‘Digital Excellence’ with the Chartered Institute of Marketing, she also runs We...

Digital tax: what’s next? Xero Q&A

Just under a year ago, the government launched it's Making Tax Digital program. The scheme meant that any businesses over the VAT threshold would have to give their finance systems a digital makeover, and submit their returns using approved software. With the new tax...

Making Tax Digital: Phase 2

Columnist Shishir Khadka, founder and CEO of Boost Accounting, is an author, international speaker, and financial transformational coach. Shishir helps entrepreneurs build financial confidence and successful financial stories, transforming client businesses from £150k...

How tech can help solve your unconscious hiring biases

Columnist Mathias Linnemann is a Co-founder and CCO of Worksome.co.uk, a leading UK-based marketplace for companies seeking to hire professional freelancers and contractors. He is an X-Googler, an international speaker, appointed member of the Danish Government’s...

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Businesses turn to SMS for customer and team comms

The number of business communications sent via SMS in the first few weeks of March increased by at least 32% compared to the same weeks of January. That's according to new data released by SMS.to of Intergo Telecom, which reveals that the COVID-19 pandemic has meant a...

Digital tax: what’s next? Xero Q&A

Just under a year ago, the government launched it's Making Tax Digital program. The scheme meant that any businesses over the VAT threshold would have to give their finance systems a digital makeover, and submit their returns using approved software. With the new tax...

Features and analysis

Businesses turn to SMS for customer and team comms

The number of business communications sent via SMS in the first few weeks of March increased by at least 32% compared to the same weeks of January. That's according to new data released by SMS.to of Intergo Telecom, which reveals that the COVID-19 pandemic has meant a...

Digital tax: what’s next? Xero Q&A

Just under a year ago, the government launched it's Making Tax Digital program. The scheme meant that any businesses over the VAT threshold would have to give their finance systems a digital makeover, and submit their returns using approved software. With the new tax...

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Do you need an IT expert?

Dr John Yardley, Founder and MD of Threads Software, shares his opinion on the need for IT experts for small businesses. Read all of John’s articles here. Most specialists will tell you that you badly need their services, but “experts” can sometimes be the quickest...

Home working tech essentials for small businesses

Paul Routledge, Country Manager, D-Link, looks at the tech which can help small business teams keep up with work, at home. The complex and unforeseen events of the future have led to a situation where many of us are going to be working from home for the foreseeable...

Why content is king for small business SEO

Columnist Carol is on a mission to raise the “digital literacy” of businesswomen across the world, starting in the UK. With a BA Hons in ‘Visual Communications’ and a course in ‘Digital Excellence’ with the Chartered Institute of Marketing, she also runs We...

Making Tax Digital: Phase 2

Columnist Shishir Khadka, founder and CEO of Boost Accounting, is an author, international speaker, and financial transformational coach. Shishir helps entrepreneurs build financial confidence and successful financial stories, transforming client businesses from £150k...

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