The Best Cloud-Based Apps for Small Business Owners

Small business owners have a lot on their plate. And anything that makes their lives a little bit easier can pay huge dividends in the form of business growth and success.

A new breed of tools, which store information in the cloud and allow users to access it from anywhere, on any device, have revolutionised how these busy owners get things done.

FreeAgent offered to RBS business customers

Cloud accountancy platform FreeAgent has partnered with banking giant Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) to offer their cloud accounting platform to all RBS and NatWest small business customers.
In a statement the bank said that they hoped the partnership would save their customers time and energy when it came to managing their finances.
FreeAgent makes tax returns quicker and easier to complete and it can also help businesses improve their forecasting.

If you work as a freelancer, or run your own small business, then using a spreadsheet may seem like the most natural bookkeeping solution.
And spreadsheets can work well, for a while..

The new national living wage came into effect at the start of this month, and while many workers have welcomed the increase, lots of small business owners have reported that they will struggle to afford the increase while retaining all of their staff members.
The national living wage is a new compulsory minimum wage of £7.20 per hour for the over 25s. This is a 50 pence increase from the previous rate of £6.70.