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Accounting is one of the most arduous tasks a small business owner has to face – all you want to do is get on with the day-to-day running of things but each month you end up getting yourself lost in a mountain of receipts, bank statements, pay slips and credit notes.

The good news is, there is accounting software out there that can help, you just need to know exactly what it is you’re after to find the right software to suit your business needs.

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We’re running out of shopping days before Christmas. If you’re stuck for reasonably-price gift ideas for the gadget geek in your life, here are five of the best festive tech gifts for under £50…

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The pandemic has really messed with the nine-to-five. More people working from meant that priorities shifted during the day. Early risers could shun the commute and get straight to work on their laptops, night owls could work well past the 5pm cut off, and everyone could take some time back during other parts of the day.

But now we’re slowly starting to get back to ‘normal’ and being encouraged to get back to the office, does the commute now become part of your working day?

If you check your emails as soon as you wake up, the working day essentially kicks off before you’ve even stepped out of bed. But, if you regularly check your work emails before you clock on, whether at home or on the way to work, should this count towards your working day?

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Black Friday is very much part of the UK’s pre-Christmas calendar. This year’s event kicks off on November 26, with Cyber Monday a couple of days later on November 29.

But some retailers go early, so it’s worth checking what bargains are available now. If you fancy grabbing yourself a bargain, here are some of the best offers around for that essential work from home tech.

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Is your home under attack from hackers?

If you any wireless devices linked to the internet, such as computers, tablets, games consoles, and  smartphones, there’s every chance someone could hack your network and access your data. Even if you have smart devices such as printers and even kettles, you could be at risk of attack.

And you may be completely unaware until it’s too late.

The danger could be even more acute if you work from home and access sensitive or confidential business files via the wireless network.

So it’s vital to keep security tight – here’s how to secure your home network.

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The last 18 months have seen more people than ever thrust into a situation where they’ve had to work from home. And as we emerge out the other side, many businesses are considering a ‘remote first’ policy or ‘hybrid’ working (part time home and part time office).

If your business is going to offer remote working, you’ll have to make sure your equipment is up to scratch and employees can work just as well from home as they can from the office.

The trouble is, technology is advancing at a breakneck speed so it can be difficult to work out exactly what equipment will be needed – keeping employees in touch via teleconference is easy enough, but will you need additional hardware and software to enable employees to do their job while on the move?

To help answer this question, here are a few essential tools for businesses on the move…

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Do you sometimes wake in the middle of the night and immediately reach for your smartphone? Or put down your knife and fork during meal times to check social media? Have you ever had arguments with those closest to you about how much time you spend on your device?

If so, you’ve probably got a smartphone addiction. And you’re far from alone.

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The heatwave continues here in the UK. Although it looks like things could cool down over the coming days (there might even be some rain!), more hot weather is forecast for August.

The option to work outdoors during the warmer months has to be the one of the greatest perks of working remotely,  and if you’re planning to spend as much time out in the sun as you possibly can, you’ll need to take care of your smartphone – it’s not just during the winter months your mobile needs looking after, the summer months can also play havoc with your handset.

So, to help make sure neither yourself nor your smartphone suffer a meltdown this summer, here’s are four ways to help ensure your smartphone survives the summer…

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