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Date: 17 January 2022


The need for SME innovation in the 'new normal'

Date: 14 January 2022


How to choose the right logo style for your business

Date: 13 January 2022



Online forms: five key rules

Online forms are used in almost every type of business nowadays, from big businesses to a start-up. Customer data and feedback have never been more crucial for businesses to grow. Here are five key rules to follow when creating an online form for your customers to maximize the amount of information you can gather.

Date: 13 January 2022 By:

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Seven time-saving tools and tips for busy professionals

According to a StressPulse survey; "59% of employees report being in the high-stress category”. Automation, new software and changing the way you work can all help towards improving your productivity and reducing work-related stress. Save time and reduce stress with these top tips.

Date: 13 January 2022 By:

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Ten most popular start up sectors

Thinking of starting your own business? If you're to be successful, you need to enter a thriving sector. We look at the top ten start up business sectors.

Date: 12 January 2022 By:

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Your small business needs payroll software: Here's why..

Payroll software can save small businesses time, reduce errors, and make payroll more secure. Here's why payroll software could be your best investment.

Date: 5 January 2022 By:

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How did your business perform in 2021? How can you make 2022 better?

Do you know how your business has performed in 2021. Discover how KPIs can answer your question and give you a strategy for growth in 2022.

Date: 20 December 2021 By:

HR manager schedules staff rosters using a digital solution

Smart staff management

Modern ways of working require modern approaches to staff management to reduce costs and wastage, improve staff loyalty and increase efficiency. Enter e-rostering.

Date: 20 December 2021 By:

Starting the new year in 2022, business start-ups

Five ways to make 2022 a prosperous new year

Advice for small business owners for 2022 including tips on recruitment, protecting your profit margins, networking and project management apps.

Date: 17 December 2021 By:

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Revealed: your favourite content of 2021

The most popular small business content on the Donut websites from 2021, including SME finance, start-up guides and business blogs

Date: 17 December 2021 By:


Making Tax Digital - guide

Making Tax Digital for VAT is being extended in April 2022. Find out if your business is affected and what you need to do to comply with the rules.

Date: 15 December 2021 By:

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Starting a business? Don’t be afraid to ask for help

Business owners explain why it is important to ask for help when you are setting up your own business, on everything from marketing to social media.

Date: 13 December 2021 By:

Two employee owners celebrate another successful day's business

The pros and cons of an employee ownership scheme

Could employee ownership be the answer to your recruitment woes? We look at the pros and cons of employee ownership for start up businesses.

Date: 9 December 2021 By:


Ten top tips to get your self assessment tax return sorted for Christmas

Get your self assessment tax return complete and delivered to HMRC with these ten top tips so you can put your feet up this Christmas.

Date: 3 December 2021 By:

Business owner starting a new business

Got a business idea? What are you waiting for?

Business owners reveal the one thing they would do differently if they were to start their business again, and the most popular answer is “start sooner”.

Date: 2 December 2021 By:

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Ten strategies for becoming a freelance model

Fancy a career as a freelance model? How can you make your dream a reality? This blog includes ten steps to establishing a freelance modelling career.

Date: 1 December 2021 By:

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Four ways to keep employees focused and productive

Poor productivity is a common issue. Identify the causes of low output and discover four tips for boosting team performance.

Date: 30 November 2021 By:

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A look at the top ways to support new employees

New employees need suitable training to be competent and happy at work. Here are three of the best tips to train up new staff and bring them up to speed quickly.

Date: 29 November 2021 By:

An HR manager runs recruitment and payroll using her HR tools

Seven best HR tools for 2022

Your human resources function is critical to the successful running of your business. These top tools can help streamline many aspects of your HR department.

Date: 22 November 2021 By:

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