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  1. 5 new tax year changes (for small businesses)

    5 new tax year changes (for small businesses)

    Calling all small business owners! Here’s an update on the changes to tax law starting in April 2017 that could…

  2. My business story… TopLineComms

    My business story… TopLineComms

    Heather Baker, talks about how she founded the integrated marketing agency, TopLineComms , and shares her advice on starting a…

  3. 5 ways to get paid more quickly as a small business

    5 ways to get paid more quickly as a small business

    FreeAgent’s advice for small business owners who want speedier payment. It’s an unfortunate reality for millions of small businesses across the…

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    My business story…ShortList Recruitment

    Giles Warburton, the Managing Director of specialist IT recruiters, ShortList Recruitment, talks to us about what makes his business tick. I…

  5. Ocushield

    My business story…Ocushield

    Dhruvin Patel talks about how a winning idea helped him start screen protector company Ocushield.Tell us the Ocushield story…Whilst I…

  6. Small Business Call Report 2016

    Small Business Call Report

    Download the full report here. Voicemail is costing small businesses’ trade 69% of callers don’t leave voicemail messages. …

  7. Emma Enchanted

    My business story…Emma Enchanted

    Character and children’s entertainment company founder, Emma Gerry, talks about how she created Emma Enchanted.Tell us the Emma Enchanted story…I’ve…

  8. Montpellier Marble

    My business story…Montpellier Marble

    Eve Iravani shares the story behind Montpellier Marble, a company specialising in handcrafted marble and stone fireplaces.Tell us the Montpellier…

  9. Phone app

    Our Top 5… must-have apps for small businesses

    In an era of cluttered phones, delete the apps you don’t use and download the essentials.These are five of our…

  10. Cash flow forecasting

    Cash flow forecasting: the foundation of a business

    As the saying goes, cash is king. And this is true no matter what the size of your business.  It…

  11. 4 tips to take a stress-free break

    4 tips to take a stress-free break

    If the thought of taking a week off work fills you with dread and anxiety, then it’s probably a strong…

  12. Co-working spaces in London

    Top co-working spaces for London entrepreneurs

    It’s no secret: London’s entrepreneurial scene is booming.And if you’re one of London’s 200,000 new independent workers, you could well…

  13. Invoice Checklist

    10-step invoice checklist to help you get paid faster

    Invoicing is a vital part of running a business. Without accurate and timely invoicing your cashflow will suffer. Here’s a…

  14. Co-working

    Thinking of co-working? Try these inspirational spaces for entrepreneurs

    For those of us who work remotely, there’s an amazing array of co-working spaces from which to choose. Especially if…

  15. Company culture

    Small but mighty: company culture that competes with the best

    You might be small, but a culture that represents your company can make you mighty. You won’t go hungry in…

  16. Customer service lessons

    3 brilliant customer service lessons

    Last week, three people told me about interesting customer service experiences they’d recently had. I was hugely surprised by all…

  17. Small business calendar Q1 2016

    Small business events 2016 Q1 infographic

    Let’s kick off 2016 with our famous small business calendar. Taking you through the very best small business events in…

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    5 steps to make your start-up stand out from the crowd

    The pursuit of almost every business is standing out from the crowd. It’s what generates decisions and motivates innovation. With…

  19. Small business calendar Q4

    Small business events 2015 Q4

    How the year has flown! Now on to our fourth and final small business calendar for the year, we share…

  20. Car technology

    Accelerate towards car technology

    There is more traffic than ever on the roads and it is moving more slowly than ever, according to the…

  21. WOW

    Forget ‘great’, your customers expect ‘wow’

    What makes you unashamedly say “wow”? A stunning sunset? A gorgeous meal in your favourite restaurant? The opening number of…

  22. Who is your big business relative?

    Who is your big business relative?

    While it’s true that you can’t choose your family, when you look beyond blood relatives to the world of business,…

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    Our guide to the Google Display Network

    Don’t know your AdWords from your Analytics? Step into this step by step guide of the Google Display Network so…

  24. Small business call trends Q2

    Small business call trends infographic Q2

    With the second half of 2015 upon us, we take a look at how Q2 shaped up for small businesses.…

  25. Small business calendar Q3

    Small business events 2015 Q3

    Back by popular demand: our Q3 small business calendar is the biggest collection of events yet. From business planning and…

  26. Social media icons

    Social media monitoring tools

    Reputations are made and ruined on social media. Dissatisfaction stemming from failure to respond via social channels can lead to…

  27. Small business call trends

    Small business call trends infographic

    The latest call trends from small businesses. When are they at their busiest? How are things looking compared to last…

  28. Small business events calendar

    Small business events 2015 Q2

    Calling all small business owners! Our handy calendar of events for you to attend throughout April, May and June has…

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    Will 2015 see the death of the password?

    Rumours of the death of the password appear to have been greatly exaggerated in the past. But, dare we say…

  30. Leadership

    Improve your leadership in 3 easy steps

    Being a great leader isn’t easy. Here, Rachel Clacher, Co-Founder and Director of Moneypenny, shares her top three tips on…

  31. Self assessment deadline

    Infographic – self assessment deadline

    Have you filed your self-assessment tax return yet? If not, don’t worry – you’re not alone! Check out this interesting…

  32. Small business calendar

    Small business events 2015

    We’ve scoured the length and breadth of the UK to find the very best small business events taking place in…

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    The 12 days of Christmas planning

    It’s never too early. Like Santa and his elves, you need to start planning for the Christmas period to ensure…

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    Great grammar is so past tense

    Here at Moneypenny we are on something of a mission to promote the English language and the proper use of…

  35. Shaa Wasmund 2

    Small business resource, Smarta, shares its experience of Moneypenny

    Backed by some of the country’s leading entrepreneurs including Dragons’ Den favourites Deborah Meaden and Theo Paphitis, Smarta is the…

  36. News: content marketing

    Content: digital marketing’s secret weapon

    Content has cemented itself as a critical part of any digital marketing strategy.  Why? Well, publishing unique, quality content on…

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    Brand development isn’t just the preserve of big business

    The image of your brand provides prospects with a first impression – a good one, if you’ve done something right.…

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    Grow your small business with business tax tips

    The issues small businesses encounter when they start up can actually present good opportunities to reduce tax liabilities. But what…

  39. Facebook uncovers a brand new layout

    Facebook uncovers a brand new layout

    It would seem Facebook can’t sit still for too long before it wants to have a makeover. With its latest…

  40. News: Why going on holiday is good for you - and your business

    Why taking a break is good for you – and your business

    With holiday season fast approaching, Lisa Gough of telephone answering specialist Moneypenny and virtual phone system Penelope, looks at why…

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    Keep the jargon in the office; communicate in your customers’ language

    Every business will have its own internal jargon to describe processes, products and services. Just like the brand logo and…

  42. Web extensions explained; what's new?

    Web extensions explained: what’s new?

    In March this year, Berlin became the world’s first city to have its own internet domain name, replacing the German…

  43. Don't drop the ball with the world cup approaching

    Don’t drop the ball with the World Cup approaching

    Football fever is upon us again with shops awash with flags and merchandise ahead of the FIFA World Cup 2014.…

  44. The power of 03

    Infographic: the power of 03

    Why are customers becoming more reluctant to call 0845 numbers, when is a freephone number not free, and why are…

  45. Are you ready for the Cloud? Try Sage One

    Are you ready for The Cloud? Try Sage One

    Since 1981, Sage (UK) Limited has been at the heart of the British economy and over 830,000 UK companies currently…

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    Listen, listen, listen – never guess, never assume

    Even the most assured, longstanding brand can’t afford to be complacent when it comes to listening to customers. Trends and…

  47. 3D printing – not so futuristic

    3D printing – not so futuristic

    3D printing, once so futuristic, is verging on mainstream adoption. The worldwide 3D printer market will see unit shipments grow…

  48. Moneypenny Twitter Profile

    Twitter’s new design – have you updated your profile?

    In April, Twitter rolled out its new profile look to its 241 million monthly active users. Not ones to miss…

  49. The Great British Business Roadshow

    Penelope takes to the road with The Great British Business Roadshow

    Penelope, the virtual phone system for small businesses created by telephone answering specialist Moneypenny has announced its partnership with ‘Get…

  50. Micro business owners

    London home to UK’s hardest working business owners

    Micro business owners are working an average of 52 hours a week, according to new research revealed today. That’s nearly…

  51. Sally Percy digital

    1 in 3 SMEs prefer competitor websites

    I always try to remember the advice I read in a business guide when I first started out: 10 minutes…