Entrepreneurs and small businesses

Five questions for: Tom McGillycuddy, co-founder, tickr

Tom McGillycuddy and Matt Latham

Tickr is an app that helps investors focus on impact investing.

Small business: the best card readers to use for accepting digital payments

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As cash falls out of favour, small businesses need to be able to accept digital payments. Updating your payment systems is key. David Prosser picks the best of the card readers.

Five questions for: David Luck, CEO of Capital on Tap

David Luck, CEO of Capital on Tap

Capital on Tap lends money to small UK businesses.

Hang up on your telecoms provider

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If your business is spending more than ever on phone and broadband, now is the time to look around for a better deal.

Five questions for: Matt Dyson, director of Rockit

Rockit

Rockit designs and makes products for babies to help them sleep.

Small business owners should beware when backing their business debt

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A personal guarantee makes you liable for your firm’s debt. Tread very carefully.

What should a small business do when the boss drops dead?

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Key person insurance can help small businesses cope with the loss of crucial staff.

Five questions for: Amy Golding, CEO of Opus Talent Solutions

Amy Golding, CEO of Opus Talent Solutions

Opus Talent Solutions is a recruitment and training consultancy that focuses on the technology and energy sectors.

Amazon's new tools for small sellers

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Amazon has launched 150 separate tools and services this year designed to help small sellers operating through its marketplaces.

Where small businesses can get help finding apprentices

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Many small businesses are keen to take on young apprentices. Here’s where to get help.

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