Category: <span>Small business</span>

Business insurance costs are on the rise. Insurance giant Aon has reported that the six-week period from the start of April to the middle of May saw insurance premiums increased by 27% from the same time last year, and this is largely as a result of an increasing number of ransomware cyberattacks.

This recent spike in ransomware activity is putting pressure on businesses to improve cyber defences as a matter of urgency. Is your business protected?

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Although many of us have had to work from home over the last 12 months or so, telecommuting isn’t for everyone though.

But telecommuting can be beneficial for both employees and employers.  While employees get the benefit of flexible working and the improved work/life balance that brings, employers get a more motivated and productive workforce, with staff who are happier to work longer hours when the daily commute is taken out of the equation.

Many businesses are moving to a remote-first policy, which means more of us than ever will be working from home for the foreseeable future. Here are five top tips to make sure that, as an employer, you get the most of telecommuting.

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2020 was a tough year for all of us. And even though things are now looking like they’re getting back to some sort of normality, 2021 has been hard going too – especially for business owners.

Here we take a look at the thoughts of six small business owners, to see how they think things are shaping up as we enter the second quarter of the year.

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The last 12 months have been bad for businesses in all industries. The pandemic has seen countless businesses suffer financially, with many having to cease trading completely. The situation wasn’t helped by business insurance companies failing to pay out on legitimate business interruption insurance claims.

But it seems the pandemic has also taken its toll on some of the world’s biggest insurance brands, which have lost nearly $30 billion in brand value.

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