The European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) will be coming into effect on 25th May 2018. It’s a wide-ranging piece of legislation, with maximum fines of up to €20 million or 4% of annual turnover. The law is primarily aimed at keeping big businesses in check, reigning in their powers...

Being an entrepreneur who works from home sounds ideal right? You get out of bed when you want. Your commute to the ‘office’ takes less than a minute. You can wear what you want… Actually, most entrepreneurs work long, hard hours, getting their business off the ground. Rather than taking it...

Even a couple of decades ago, becoming an independent consultant was incredibly hard. You needed an address book of contacts as thick as a brick and enough start-up capital to get yourself going through the first lean years. You also needed years of experience to get to that stage. But that’s...

Regulation and red tape don't just apply to big corporates. If you're running a service business and trading online, don't assume you're not affected by legislation. You're less likely to be under the media spotlight if things go wrong, but failing to comply with laws could result in serious fines. There...

If you provide services online, you can often be so busy running your business that you fail to see the forest for the trees. When you’ve got to think about marketing, generating new business, completing jobs and chasing clients about unpaid invoices, knowing how your business is doing can be...