I recently started a discussion on LinkedIn in order to find out whether or not more people were beginning to work from home. The idea came to me after reading an article that suggested this was becoming the new trend in business. I was pleased to see many seasoned home workers getting involved and sharing [...]
Since the Government announced measures to fuel “Startup Britain” there’s been a 25% increase in internet searches for start-up advice, according to credit reference agency Experian. This is definitely a good sign. The more curious people are about new entrepreneurial opportunities, the better for the UK economy as a whole. Curiosity getting the better of [...]
There’s less than a week to go until the Government’s Innovation Launch Pad competition closes. If you haven’t heard about the competition, don’t panic just yet. I have provided some crucial information below. So here’s the deal: SMEs from around the UK are invited to submit a 500 word proposal explaining how their goods and [...]
A couple of years ago, the business media were saturated with stories about the benefits of remote working and the boost it can offer to your ‘work-life balance’. While technology has made remote working far easier and more accessible, working from home is still quite far from the norm, not to mention that during the [...]
We all know how important the branch office is in its role to attract, service, increase revenue and, importantly, retain customers. The branch office is very often the face of the corporation, so as can be expected, staff are the most important aspect for the success of this department. Yet, without a reliable and efficient [...]
Using PayPal in a small business We covered the taking of online payments in our Online transactions guide. Due to the popularity of the PayPal system amongst small businesses this guide covers its use in more detail. Please note that the Business IT Guide does not endorse or promote any specific product or payment system. This guide is [...]
Payroll Management Payroll is yet another important task for the small business owner. It is possible to do payment runs yourself if you have a small business, but the problem comes with calculating National Insurance and PAYE deductions. Unless you are fully up to speed on such financial technicalities it is very easy to make [...]
Advanced 365 highlights the key factors that organisations must consider before moving across to a cloud computing model. The hype surrounding cloud computing is expected to reach unprecedented levels over the next few years. According to recent research by analyst Gartner, CIOs view the cloud as their top technology priority for 2011 and it expects [...]
It was interesting to see the Institute of Director’s (IoD) response to David Cameron’s promise of ‘the most pro-growth budget this country has seen for a generation’. Published on the 16th March, their response included four proposed changes to the taxation system to ease the strain on UK businesses. They were: A commitment to abolishing [...]
During February, Epson showcased their latest steps in projector technology, with their new range of short ultra-short throw projectors for education and business use. Now, I’ve been hugely aware of the value of a decent projector for both home use (indeed, instead of having a large plasma screen at home, I have a projector) and at [...]
What’s the catch? Today’s blog is a quick look at the Fujitsu Lifebook U772 Ultrabook. With most Ultrabooks being aimed at the consumer market (due...
We recently had Tristan Simmons from Netgear come into the BT Business Direct offices to talk about why 10 Gigabit connectivity is becoming an important topic...