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Sage One news, tips and advice for start-ups and small businesses.

‘Staging Date’ Postponement in Sage One Payroll

By Neilson Watts (Product Manager, Sage One Payroll). Over the years I’ve worked in many a small business and often heard the “let’s not worry about it until I need to worry about it” approach when it came to legislation (i.e. leave it to the last possible minute and then we’ll deal with it)… One of the biggest…

Updates to Sage One Accounts Extra (14th January 2015)

In response to customer feedback we released a number of feature updates to our Sage One Accounts Extra service on Wednesday evening. Invoice Improvements 1. Easier to pay more than one invoice at a time We’ve made it much simpler to pay or allocate credit notes to multiple invoices in just a few quick clicks using the…

What’s your Employer Value Proposition?

This is a guest blog by Laura Weaving (MD of DUO Global Consulting). One of the biggest challenges to UK businesses is a shortage of skilled talent. Although industries such as Engineering, IT, and Manufacturing are often hardest hit, competing for top talent is a challenge facing every industry and every growing business. There are…

[Infographic] 7 Steps to Auto Enrolment Enlightenment

Automatic Enrolment (or Auto Enrolment) is Government legislation that requires all UK employers to provide their employees with access to a Workplace Pension. If your business employs 30 employees or fewer, follow the seven steps below to get prepared, comply with the new legislation and avoid a possible fine from The Pensions Regulator.

What is Shared Parental Leave?

By Neilson Watts (Product Manager, Sage One Payroll) So as we enter a new calendar year of 2015 so comes with it further legislative change in the form of Shared Parental Leave (incorporating Shared Parental Pay) which small and micro businesses may find more difficult to accommodate. So what is Shared Parental Leave? Shared Parental Leave…

Watch all the #MicroBizMattersDay Google+ Hangout videos

On Friday 9th January 2014, Enterprise Rockers and Sage One hosted the first annual #MicroBizMattersDay from the new Google for Work office in London. The social media-led campaign aimed to raise awareness of the importance of micro businesses (0-9 employees) to the UK and global economy by broadcasting a series of live Google+ Hangout interviews every…

[Infographic] Growing a Micro Business in the UK?

Ahead of #MicroBizMattersDay on Friday (9th January), we’ve produced this infographic based on data from the Sage One / Enterprise Nation ‘Growth Survey’ of over 700 micro businesses (0-9 employees) in the UK. Please feel free to re-use this infographic on your own website, blog or newsletter and share it through your networks by clicking on…

How to listen on social media

As a small business owner, you are probably reading more and more about how social media can become your best friend. Engaging with your audience, tuning in to what people are saying about your brand and even getting powerful 3rd party endorsements can all be done through the likes of Google+, Twitter, Facebook and even…

#MicroBizMattersDay with Sage One & Google Apps for Work (9 Jan 2015)

On Friday 9th January 2015, Sage and Google are joining forces to help support #MicroBizMattersDay by broadcasting a series of live Google+ Hangout interviews with micro business owners and enterprise champions from one of Google’s offices in London. (You can see the full schedule of Google+ Hangouts taking place on 9th January here). #MicroBizMattersDay is the brainchild of Tony…