THIS guide brings together some of the most useful websites for small and medium enterprises (SME). Bookmark these links now and you’ll find locating helpful tools and services a breeze.
Looking to social media as a marketing and communications tool? Save some time when it comes to choosing your usernames by heading to Namechk.com, a site that shows you the availability of any username on 157 different sites, including LinkedIn, Facebook and Twitter.
The HMRC has a comprehensive database of information and advice that should be your first port of call when it comes to questions about tax, pension schemes, financial implications of staffing changes, statutory pay and more.
Imprima offers an award-winning virtual data room called iRooms, which allows you to conduct international transactions in confidence. Its high-security encryption and an easy-to-use interface mean doing business is easy and secure – their service is an absolute must when it comes to mergers and acquisitions, even if you own a small enterprise.
The IBE offers practical advice on ethics issues you may encounter, and even offers training courses that will help top-level staff understand the importance of good practice. It also releases numerous publications on the topic, which should help you review and improve policies.
Microsoft Business’s quality software packages cater to a wide range of organisational needs, no matter whether you’re an entrepreneur or a growing enterprise. You’ll find everything from productivity tools and security packages to flexible cloud computing solutions.
The website also hosts a variety of how-to guides that are especially helpful to those with limited IT know-how, which explain in what ways technology can help with everything from managing cash flow to networking in your industry and supporting remote working.
Join the FSB, and you will have access to a wealth of advice and support specially catered to smaller firms. Benefits include a 24/7 legal helpline, reliable guides on health and safety protocol, and discounts on a range of products and services – from business banking to mobile phones.