Twitter has released its Q2 2014 results, and the user numbers make for particularly healthy reading, giving investors renewed confidence in the potential of the social network going forward.
The UK’s failure to take into account a business owner’s inability to electronically file VAT returns due to a disability, age or computer illiteracy is a breach of the European Convention on Human Rights.
In April 2012, most businesses were legally required to file their VAT returns online. But some entrepreneurs have suffered difficulties doing so leading to HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) advising about options such as using public libraries, computers owned by friends and family, the services of an accountant or, telephone filing.
Cloud security is still a major concern for organisations using cloud services and for those considering using them.
So let’s have a look at the perceived five biggest risks and ways of mitigating them.
Regardless of whether you are a sole trader or manage a team of dozens, it’s imperative to ensure that the work that needs doing gets done – in an accurate and timely manner.
So how do you prevent the important (and even the not-so-important) tasks falling through the cracks?
Here are our top 5 tips!
Organisers of Small Business Saturday on 6 December are aiming to get more retailers and shoppers involved in this year’s event.
Think about the last five times you viewed a webpage. What device did you use? It’s a fair bet that most of you didn’t use a desktop. The proliferation of smartphones and tablets, combined with 3G/4G data connectivity, means that we are even more attached than ever to the Internet – without the need for a traditional desktop or laptop PC.
Node4, the Cloud and Data Centre specialist, is reminding SMEs of the important role that IT managers play in their business now and in the coming decade. The warning comes after Node4′s independent research found that 57% of SMEs agree that the role of IT manager will be dead in 10 years time. Node4 believes that the IT manager will be key to driving business success in the coming years and companies that ignore this do so at their own risk.
Grants4Growth is an £11m project delivered through Local Enterprise Partnerships in the East of England and Lincolnshire. It provides: capital grants for SMEs to purchase/install efficient new processes, production facilities and clean tech, helping them to invest-to-grow; revenue grants (East of England only) and other direct technical assistance to support SMEs to promote products/services such clean technology and renewable energy.
The High Performance Technologies Investment Programme is intended to help to unlock around £3 million of direct business investment and create hundreds of sustainable, private sector jobs in the technologies sectors throughout Northamptonshire.
Northamptonshire Enterprise Partnership recently announced that it has secured additional funding to further extend the programme. The grant threshold has been extended to a maximum of £200,000 with a minimum of £20,000.