GDPR Preparation Stage 3

GDPR Preparation for SMEs Stage 3 – Right to be Forgotten, Breaches and Repeat. If you have been following the last 2 stages of our series on GDPR Preparation, you will be on the road to putting into place a reasonably robust start at GDPR compliance.  You’ve identified the data, you’ve located it, you’ve categorised it...

GDPR Preparation Stage 2

GDPR Preparation – Protection, Legal Basis and  Consent – Stage 2 In Stage 1 of GDPR Preparation we covered, Awareness, Assessing Data and Creating a Data Register. By this stage, you will have a solid understanding of what kind of data your company handles, how much you store and how it is stored. You have also started ...

GDPR Preparation for SMEs in 3 Stages

Stage 1 - Awareness, Data Identification and Creating a Register Getting ready for GDPR doesn't have to be as confusing as it appears to be.  Read our 3 part blog designed to walk you through the stages, so you don't go crazy!   1 Awareness Make sure that the relevant people in your business are aware of GDPR and the...

7 Tips to Get Your Invoices Paid

Tips for Getting Your Invoices Paid Cashflow is vital for any SME, so one of the biggest problems facing small businesses is late payment of invoices.  In Britain we are especially slow at paying our bills, in 2014 around 60% of small business owners were experiencing late payment issues – with the average firm owed over £38,186. This is a big...

GDPR – 8 Points You Need to Know

[caption id="attachment_1788" align="aligncenter" width="688"] 8 Points You Need to Know about GDPR[/caption] GDPR is on it's way But do you know what it is? The General Data Protection Regulation is designed to protect all EU citizens from privacy and data breaches. It comes into effect from May 2018, but the time to s...

Marginal Gains – How 1% Can Make the Difference

  Marginal Gains   In 2012, British Cycling wiped for floor in the London Olympics.  Those were the salad days before the recent doping controversies kicked in, and according to their coach at the time, Dave Brailsford, they owed it all to marginal gains. British Cycling’s approach to Marginal Gains was to apply the concept...

Auto-Enrolment Made Easy – What are your duties?

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How to Raise Your Prices

Do your Prices Reflect Your Worth? If Not, it's Time to Close the Gap   Here's How     We just recently spoke with a client Siobhan, who owns a PR and Marketing business for small film related businesses, about a new service she was offering and her anxieties focussed around it.  She was second guessing everything about this servic...

Can You Prepare for Ransomware?

    Can You Prepare For Ransomware?   "WannaCry"?  "Petya"?  The names of the ransomware viruses that are becoming so prevalent, are almost as worrying as the attacks themselves. The recent “Petya” ransomware attack (which followed hot on the heels of the “WannaCry” virus that shut down many UK hospitals), serve...

How to Reduce Inheritance Tax

      Ways to Reduce Inheritance Tax   The government may be planning to take everything you own to pay for your care home. But if there’s anything left, you could be hit with a massive Inheritance Tax bill. Don’t even want to think about it?  We don’t blame you, but if you ignore it, the chances are it cou...

Haven’t got a Disaster Recovery Plan? Here’s How.

How Create a DRP (Disaster Recovery Plan)   Wowser!  The ransomware attack that hit the NHS among other organisations and businesses late last week, wreaked potentially catastrophic results across the world.  It’s something that tends to go to the bottom of the priority list, but a DRP (Disaster Recovery Plan) is an essential item ...

5 Simple Rules for Working from Home

  5 Simple Rules for Working from Home     Our staff are quite a diverse bunch. We pride ourselves on that and our flexible working approach.  Working from home is common-place now, especially if you are running your own creative business. But keeping motivated and creative can be challenging, so we’ve gathered togethe...