Ian Cass on small business and cyber security

Problems with cyber breaches are not only confined to big businesses, they can also affect small businesses. All businesses regardless of their size rely on technology-based systems. Sole traders and micro businesses may have a single desktop or laptop computer. Small and medium sized businesses may have introduced integrated systems with more than one computer, […]

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Sage’s top 6 suggestions on how to eliminate late payments

Sage is the global market leader for technology that helps businesses of all sizes manage everything from money to people to payments. Our purpose is to support the people that make businesses thrive. Maintaining payments and cash flow is the fuel of growth for our customers in the UK and Ireland, over 600,000 small and […]

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Keeping the spotlight on late payment

For many small businesses winning a contract with a large supplier is a huge achievement. You think you’ve finally made it, you’re doing business with the ‘big players’ and now you can really start to make some money and grow your business. The possibilities seem endless because it’s the beginning of a new phase for […]

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Commissioner’s Quarterly Blog

Welcome to my blog. Since our launch, we’ve been flat out putting the organisation on a firm footing, learning the landscape and talking to people to let them know we’re here to help. This will be familiar to any start up business who has taken a good idea through to a successful small business. There’s […]

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Lets talk about late payments

I recently read a post on LinkedIn from a fellow small business owner, Simon Slee of Fastsigns Hammersmith. He was celebrating because he’d just been paid in full for some work that he’d completed for a client. Unfortunately, the payment was 671 days overdue! It had taken much of Simon’s time and effort to chase […]

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Working together to cure the bad debt epidemic for SMEs

With the UK economy in a current state of flux, there are several issues facing SMEs that threaten to stifle growth in 2018 and beyond, including supply chain pressure, late payment, falling investment and currency fluctuations. But while the potential outcome of Brexit continues to dominate the news, there is one key challenge for SMEs […]

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Getting match fit

The UK is now one of the easiest places in the world to launch a business. More than 1,100 new businesses start each day, according to Government statistics. This is a great achievement and we should recognise all that Government has done to help those who want to set up. Now it’s easy to set […]

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