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In marketing, like anything, you need to get the basics right. Otherwise the time and money you invest in marketing will be wasted

How to win new clients, make the most of existing relationships, encourage referrals and generate new leads

How to approach creating a law firm website that works, from agreeing your objectives to making sure you get the results you want

Why lawyers need to know about social media, how to make the most of the opportunities and how to avoid potential pitfalls

How to use PR to build your firm’s reputation; and how to create cost-effective advertising – traditional and online – that delivers results

How to protect your law firm from cyber attacks. What steps to take if your systems are hacked

How to set up your firm’s systems to provide the information that enables you to improve profitability and cashflow

This is a new section and only covers SRA Accounts Rules and GDPR at the moment. More articles will follow

This section covers succession, specialisation, mergers, selling a law firm, recruitment and talent retention, becoming a partner, and business structure

How to avoid professional negligence claims, with examples of common problems and suggested solutions. Plus FAQs on PII

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December 2015

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Our round-up of other small business stories making the headlines this week...

Employment is up; unemployment is down and the youth unemployment rate has fallen to its lowest level for more than ten years.

Britain's start-up revolution is being undermined by a skills shortage and continued difficulties obtaining finance, according to a new poll of entrepreneurs by the Institute of Directors.

HM Revenue and Customs has officially launched online Personal Tax Accounts and all SMEs will have their own accounts by April 2016.

New research suggests that the majority of businesses have got a long way to go before they take full advantage of digital opportunities that could transform their fortunes.

Small firms are paying too much for their energy because they find it hard to shop around for deals and almost half have never switched suppliers.

A new process intended to make it easier for small firms to apply for R&D Tax Credits is too complex, a tax specialist has warned.

The Government is advising businesses to prepare for the National Living Wage well in advance of its introduction in 2016.

A new online marketplace for public sector contracts is just one of the initiatives the Government is to launch in order to make it easier and fairer for SMEs to do business in the UK.

Our round-up of other small business stories making the headlines this week...

Small businesses are lagging behind residential homes when it come to access to superfast broadband, according to new data from Ofcom.

Almost half of small business owners are aged over 55, and yet few have made plans to cover serious illness or physical or mental incapacity.