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As a small business owner, maintaining a robust online presence is going to be incredibly important. Your website will most likely be the first touchpoint that you have with many of your customers, and that is why you must be sure that you are ranking as high as possible on the search engine results pages.

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Death in Service Cover, also known as Group Life Insurance, is a company Life Insurance policy covering multiple employees that have owned and paid for by your business.

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The mobile apps trend is here to stay. If you haven’t heard of this term, get ready. With the increase in the variety of smartphones, the number of available apps also grows. Also, people are spending more time with their devices and decreasing the use of desktop computers and notebooks.

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For many companies, Keyman Insurance offers vital business protection against the death of a key person. You can also add Critical Illness Cover, which provides an extra layer of protection if the key person becomes critically ill. The most common critical illness claims are for cancer, heart attacks and strokes.

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Forecasts have long been generous about the British holiday and tourism industry, which is estimated to be worth £257bn by 2025. Nowadays, tourism is a major pull for the UK economy, netting upward of £106bn. Aside from a tempting economy, domestic tourism and holidays have seen an uptick since the national lockdown. As travel restrictions tighten, the role of domestic tourism in the UK has seen a revival of sorts.

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Small print and hidden fees affect all types of customers and businesses. However, their impact on small businesses is highly detrimental as they already run on tight cash flows and strict budgets.

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No company wants to have to lay people off, but it is often necessary due to budget issues. Especially during this difficult time, almost every business in the country has been impacted. COVID-19 brought the world to a halt including millions of businesses. Many lost their employees, and some of the biggest names in business had to let go of thousands of staff members.

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2020 has been extremely challenging. Individuals and businesses alike have faced the onslaught of coronavirus, lockdowns and associated economic slumps.

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Are you looking to start to own your business? Then you will need to register your company and open a business bank account. Tide are here to make that journey easier, by allowing you to register your limited company and open a business account all in one go.

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Readers’ Question: What happens when a Limited company has only one official Director and that person dies suddenly?

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Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) is vitally important in today’s world however big or small your company. Because the idea has been around for a while some might think it is old hat.  In fact, I would say the ethos behind it is still as important as ever, if not more so. We’re currently living in a low trust world where it seems everyone is just out for themselves and what they can take from life – even if that means telling a bare-faced lie. But the tide is turning.

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Would you jump into a plane with a pilot who had learned to fly from books alone? Highly unlikely I suspect! We are willing to trust pilots because they’ve spent hundreds of hours in a flight simulator, have developed their expertise and can cope in situations of extreme pressure.

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There are several different kinds of limited companies available to set up in the UK. Limited companies are the second most popular business structure in the UK, only coming second to sole traders. The type of limited company structure chosen for a business will depend on various factors such as the number of shareholders, the responsibility that the shareholders have and the level of involvement by the public. Each has their own benefits, so each business will need to decide what is the most suitable structure for them.

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Are you planning to build your website and are looking for a good web hosting provider? If yes, then you have landed on the right page. We know that there are numerous web hosting service providers you can find in the digital market. However, choosing the right hosting service provider for your business is essential.

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Today’s construction industry is fluid in the sense that there are countless opportunities to grow your construction business quickly if you land the right job. On the other hand, this fluidity can spell the end for other entrepreneurs who either struggle to break even or have gone bankrupt.

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Printers are a necessity for businesses and can more likely than not be found in most people’s homes – more so now than ever. Whilst the ease of having quick access to a printer is appreciable, the costs of running a printer are not. According to a recent Daily Mail article, some printer ink works out more expensive than a number of luxury branded products.

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When starting a small business, one of the first things to be decided is the legal structure used for the business. It can either be a sole trader or limited company or a partnership. Setting up as a sole trader is the most popular legal structure in the UK, with approximately 3.5 million sole proprietorships in 2019. Sole traders accounted for 60% of small businesses in the UK. There were also 1.9 million limited companies, making it the second most popular legal structure.

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There is a range of expenses you can claim for whilst running your business. You will incur a wide number of limited company expenses during the course of your work, ranging from printing and postage costs to purchasing computer equipment.
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What are employee benefits?

Employee benefits are products, services and resources employers give their employees.

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In the current climate, small businesses appreciate local support and custom now more than ever. With Covid-19 causing many businesses to temporarily cease trading or experience significantly lower turnover, it is vital to encourage and grow small businesses once again.

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