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Thinking of starting a social enterprise as a Community Interest Company?

When most people think of starting a social enterprise they focus on the community benefit and often assume that it will need to be established as a charity.  While charities are a sound corporate vehicle for these activities, the rigours of the Charity Commission and charity law can be quite restrictive in nature.

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Protecting your business against online fraud

Online fraud is now the most prevalent crime in England and Wales, affecting both individuals and businesses of all sizes to the tune of around £10 billion a year. The complexity with which cyber fraud can be carried out and the increasingly clever ways that criminals conceal themselves make the threat very difficult to manage.

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Employee wellbeing: your responsibilities as an employer

Bowls of fresh fruit and mindfulness sessions are becoming increasingly common in the workplace as employers try to promote the wellbeing of their staff. A successful wellbeing strategy can improve employee attendance and retention, as well as productivity.  It can also help shield you from compensation claims brought by employees for stress-related conditions which may be exacerbated by their work.

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Getting ready to sell your business

Whether or not you are starting to think about retirement, if you have any plans to sell your business in the future then there are steps that you can take to ensure that you achieve the best price for your business and to sell it on the most favourable terms.  It is worth investing time and effort to ensure that your business is presented as attractively as possible before you start to market it to potential purchasers

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