10 Quick Tips: How to Design Good Business Cards (With Guidelines for 2019)

Small businesses are often discouraged from designing their own business cards, but when you’re just starting out and have limited cash that needs to be allocated strategically, you may have no other choice than to design your own business card. https://business.tutsplus.com/articles/how-to-design-a-business-card–cms-33068 Continue reading 10 Quick Tips: How to Design Good Business Cards (With Guidelines for 2019)

HMRC accused of not understanding its own IR35 tax reforms ahead of private sector rollout

MPs have warned the UK government to pay close attention to the effect IR35 tax reforms will have on the private sector, and questioned the efficacy of HMRC’s status-checking tool. Source: HMRC accused of not understanding its own IR35 tax reforms ahead of private sector rollout Continue reading HMRC accused of not understanding its own IR35 tax reforms ahead of private sector rollout

Brexit VAT implications: withdrawal agreement vs no deal outcomes

2019 will be a significant year for VAT due to two key developments: Making Tax Digital (MTD) and Brexit. While there has been no shortage of advice and guidelines on how to prepare for MTD, the implications of the latter are less clear. Even this close to the deadline, businesses are still uncertain as to how Brexit will affect their operations. https://www.techradar.com/news/brexit-vat-implications-withdrawal-agreement-vs-no-deal-outcomes Continue reading Brexit VAT implications: withdrawal agreement vs no deal outcomes

The future of workplace collaboration

As new technologies change the way we work, businesses have begun to forego the traditional office in favor of multi-purpose co-working spaces designed to help foster productivity, creativity and collaboration. Rows of desks just won’t cut it anymore as employees have become accustomed to using their own devices, as seen with the BYOD movement, and being able to work from anywhere as a result of faster networks. https://www.techradar.com/news/the-future-of-workplace-collaboration Continue reading The future of workplace collaboration

UK firms more worried about Brexit than GDPR

IT decision makers across the UK have begun to see how data regulation can positively impact their organizations’ commercial operations according to new research from NetApp. The firm surveyed IT managers, CIOs and CTOs across 501 UK-based businesses to find that more than half (53 percent) say that data regulation has or will have a positive impact while only 18 percent have seen or anticipate a … Continue reading UK firms more worried about Brexit than GDPR

Brexit and GDPR: what businesses should be doing to prepare for a ‘no deal’ scenario

The increasingly real prospect of a ‘no-deal’ Brexit has serious implications for businesses across the UK. One very real concern is what impact a ‘no deal’ scenario would mean in terms of the European Union’s (EU) General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). https://www.techradar.com/news/brexit-and-gdpr-what-businesses-should-be-doing-to-prepare-for-a-no-deal-scenario Continue reading Brexit and GDPR: what businesses should be doing to prepare for a ‘no deal’ scenario

Here is the one reason why companies are getting data protection wrong

Today marks the 13th annual Data Protection Day, a day aimed at raising awareness and promoting good data privacy practices around the world. The past year saw vast changes impacting the UK’s data protection landscape, not the least of which is due to the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) officially coming into play. The regulation means that regardless of the industry or location, any … Continue reading Here is the one reason why companies are getting data protection wrong

Why Silicon Valley’s “growth at any cost” is the new “unsafe at any speed”

Video: For years, Ashkan Soltani has warned of Facebook’s privacy-eroding tendencies. If there’s one person outside of government who has stood against Facebook’s crashing wave, it’s Ashkan Soltani. Late last year, the independent privacy researcher was suddenly called to speak before the UK Parliament about Facebook’s privacy practices, simply because he happened to be in London and, in his own words, “was just a dick on Twitter.” Source: Why … Continue reading Why Silicon Valley’s “growth at any cost” is the new “unsafe at any speed”