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Management

This section provides the latest UK business management news and legislation affecting small business owners.

Help to Grow: Management wants expert volunteers

The business department will rely on volunteers not business schools to deliver 1:1 mentorship to 30,000 small businesses. And it's looking for an outsourced management company to be paid £8m a year to deliver this now volunteer-driven programme

Management

Management

Is my small business exempt if one of my staff is pinged?

Government announces 16 business sectors where small business workers could be exempt from self-isolation, despite being pinged by the NHS Covid app

Management

Banking giant suggests 5% working from home tax for businesses

As part of its latest Konzept edition, Deutsche Bank has suggested introducing a 5 per cent tax on employees working from home

Employing & managing staff

How to tell your staff they’re working reduced hours

In light of Covid-19 and the impending Job Support Scheme, how should you tell a staff member that they’re working reduced hours?

Management

Businesses increasing prices, avoiding investment to cope with rising pay

Latest Federation of Small Businesses survey shows how ever-increasing minimum wage demands are hurting investment and productivity

Management

Small businesses must act now to continue to trade with the EU

Many UK businesses are putting themselves at risk of not being able to continue trading in the EU if a no deal Brexit occurs. A few simple steps can ensure business can continue

Management

Action small businesses should take to prepare for a ‘no deal’ Brexit

Despite ongoing uncertainty over Brexit and what it will mean in practical terms UK small businesses should be reviewing any potential impact on their organisation and taking contingency steps where necessary. Robert Marchant outlines the top ten practical steps

Management

Internet issues cause the most stress for SME owners

A new survey shows that internet issues are the largest management stressor among SME owners, followed by GDPR and cyber security.

Management

Action small businesses should take to prepare for a ‘no deal’ Brexit

Despite ongoing uncertainty over Brexit and what it will mean in practical terms UK small businesses should be reviewing any potential impact on their organisation and taking contingency steps where necessary. Robert Marchant outlines the top ten practical steps

Management

Internet issues cause the most stress for SME owners

A new survey shows that internet issues are the largest management stressor among SME owners, followed by GDPR and cyber security.

Management

New government initiative could stop some companies winning contracts

A new prompt payment initiative may stop late-paying companies from winning government contracts until they shape up.

Management

Deadline passes for guaranteed payment before Christmas

It's officially less than 40 days until Christmas, meaning SMEs might not be paid for their work before the big day.

Management

Lack of managerial skill ’causes problems for staff’

Bad management can lead to stress and other problems for employees, according to an employment expert.

Management

Open plan offices: how to make them work for you and your employees

Open plan offices are often seen as a plus by bosses, but they can be problematic. Here's how to make this office layout work for everyone.

Partner content

How to enhance your customer and employee experiences using Uber Vouchers

This article explains how Uber Vouchers can enhance both your customer and employee experience

Partner content

Fuel your small business with Uber Eats

This article explains what Uber Eats is and why you should use it for your small business

Partner content

The importance of custom and sustainable packaging when growing your brand

Packaging is more than just a pretty face. It’s a brand-builder that sends would be customers clear signals about the things your business stands for. Ambitious brands must get it right or risk being outpaced by the competition

Business management

The role of B2B ecommerce in choosing the right supplier

How Alibaba.com can help you discover new suppliers around the world