UK gov criticised after £5bn in Bounce Back Loans paid to fraudsters
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SMB

UK gov criticised after £5bn in Bounce Back Loans paid to fraudsters

A National Audit Office report has also branded plans to recover 0.1% of stolen funds "inadequate"
3 Dec 2021
SMBs urged to update software ahead of Black Friday
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e commerce

SMBs urged to update software ahead of Black Friday

NCSC identified 4,151 online shops compromised using vulnerability within e-commerce platform Magento
25 Nov 2021
Amazon to stop accepting UK-issued Visa credit cards
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e commerce

Amazon to stop accepting UK-issued Visa credit cards

Visa has accused the online retail giant of threatening to restrict consumer choice
17 Nov 2021
Microsoft unveils Defender for Business at Ignite 2021
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endpoint security

Microsoft unveils Defender for Business at Ignite 2021

The new security suite is aimed at SMBs struggling to protect themselves in today's cyber security landscape
2 Nov 2021
Autumn Budget 2021: What it means for tech
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Policy & legislation

Autumn Budget 2021: What it means for tech

Attracting global talent and investing in tech skills for Britons forms the backbone of Rishi Sunak's plans for the coming years
28 Oct 2021
Government urged to introduce digital skills tax credits for SMBs
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Careers & training

Government urged to introduce digital skills tax credits for SMBs

Driving up wages without improving productivity through digital skills is a "recipe for high inflation", techUK warns
8 Oct 2021
UK gov's Future Fund invests in more than 150 startups
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UK gov's Future Fund invests in more than 150 startups

The initiative was launched in May 2020 to help startups weather the economic storms of the coronavirus pandemic
14 Sep 2021
How tech startups survived the pandemic
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How tech startups survived the pandemic

Fledgling firms have stepped in to cater for extraordinary demand for products and services
31 Aug 2021
Small businesses: How to fix the weakest link in cyber security
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SMB

Small businesses: How to fix the weakest link in cyber security

Hackers have turned their attention to SMBs - and the consequences could be grave
30 Aug 2021
The essential cyber security toolkit for SMBs
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The essential cyber security toolkit for SMBs

Practical tips for cyber security training
24 Aug 2021
NCSC simplifies Outlook scam-reporting tool
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NCSC simplifies Outlook scam-reporting tool

Users are now able to report phishing emails with just one click
12 Aug 2021
Xero unveils new app store for small businesses
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Xero unveils new app store for small businesses

The Xero App Store aims to make it easier for its customers to find, trial and buy software
4 Aug 2021
IT Pro 20/20: The weak link in cyber security
IT Pro 20/20: The weak link in cyber security
SMB

IT Pro 20/20: The weak link in cyber security

Issue 19 of IT Pro 20/20 looks at the cyber security problem facing small businesses and what this could mean for wider industries
4 Aug 2021
A third of small businesses say pandemic support was unhelpful
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SMB

A third of small businesses say pandemic support was unhelpful

Out of the 1,451 businesses surveyed by the FSB, 237 reported not receiving any support since the start of the pandemic
23 Jul 2021
The most significant challenges facing SMBs post-pandemic
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SMB

The most significant challenges facing SMBs post-pandemic

We examine the obstacles small and medium businesses face in a post-pandemic world
7 Jul 2021
How tech startups can present their best selves to investors
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How tech startups can present their best selves to investors

Businesses need funding and, in the beginning, that means impressing investors. Here are some tips on how to do that
29 Jun 2021
Virgin Media O2 doubles broadband speeds for SMBs
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Virgin Media O2 doubles broadband speeds for SMBs

The changes will be made at no extra cost to customers to help them "bounce back from the pandemic”
21 Jun 2021
A third of SMBs have never heard of gigabit broadband
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A third of SMBs have never heard of gigabit broadband

This lack of awareness could hinder UK target of reaching 85% full-fibre coverage by 2025, advisory group warns
16 Jun 2021
French e-signature startup hoping to break US dominance raises €30 million
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startups

French e-signature startup hoping to break US dominance raises €30 million

The e-signature market, dominated by the likes of DocuSign and Adobe, is expected to grow by 24.6% per year over the next decade
10 Jun 2021
BT's 'SoHo' business aims to help SMBs rebuild post-pandemic
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BT's 'SoHo' business aims to help SMBs rebuild post-pandemic

The spin-off will offer broadband packages, free digital skills training and cyber security tools to SMBs and startups
7 Jun 2021
How Brexit fuelled Lithuania’s ambitions to become Europe’s fintech capital
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Business strategy

How Brexit fuelled Lithuania’s ambitions to become Europe’s fintech capital

More than 200 companies including Revolut and ConnectPay make up the Baltic nation’s thriving fintech scene
31 May 2021
How to build a VoIP system on a budget
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Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP)

How to build a VoIP system on a budget

Small businesses are often wary of investing in big infrastructure projects, but switching to VoIP can be affordable and easy
6 May 2021
Zyxel USG Flex 100 review: Flexible gateway security
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unified threat management (UTM)

Zyxel USG Flex 100 review: Flexible gateway security

Perfect for SMBs, with the promise of cloud management coming soon
15 Apr 2021