Help & guidance for charities

  • How to protect your business against cold weather

    How to protect your business against cold weather

    The winter period can present a lot of challenges to business owners – none more so than extreme weather that can cause disruption to your trading and damage to your office.

  • What is defamation?

    What is defamation?

    Defamation is the umbrella term for libel and slander and is based around reputation – and specifically relates to statements that damage the reputation of others.

  • What is a breach of confidentiality?

    What is a breach of confidentiality?

    A breach of confidentiality occurs when data or information provided in confidence to you by a client is disclosed to a third party without your client's consent.

  • What is professional indemnity insurance?

    What is professional indemnity insurance?

    Professional indemnity insurance is a commercial policy designed to protect you and your business against claims for financial loss or damage that are made by a client or other third party individuals. These claims could come as a result of perceived negligent services or negligent advice your business has provided.

  • Five tips to develop a disaster recovery plan for professionals

    Five tips to develop a disaster recovery plan

    It is essential that all professional firms - however large or small - develop a disaster recovery plan. A disaster such as a flood, fire or computer virus attack can cripple your operations, meaning that your business’ resources could be limited for a significant period of time.

  • Disaster recovery planning: step-by-step infographic

    Disaster recovery planning: step-by-step infographic

    Although it can be daunting, planning for disasters is essential for business owners that want their firm to stay on its feet after an unforeseen event.

  • How to make your website accessible

    How to make your website accessible

    When web professionals refer to website accessibility, they are referring to how usable your website is for people with disabilities. This is an important consideration for all organisations, but particularly so for charities and community groups.

  • 8 tips to keep your office secure

    8 tips to keep your office secure

    Business premises of all kinds, from single floors to whole properties, need to be made as secure as possible to ensure protection of your assets.

  • Professional indemnity insurance explained - a simple guide to PI insurance

    Professional indemnity insurance explained – a simple guide to PI insurance

    As a business owner, you want to protect your business in as many ways as you can. Professional indemnity insurance, also known as PI insurance, covers you should a client or customer claim that your service, advice or design is inadequate, is not as expected or resulted in financial loss for the client. It would cover any legal costs and other expenses incurred in your defence, as well as damages or costs that may be awarded to your client.

  • 6 tips for renting your charity's first premises

    6 tips for renting your charity's first premises

    Renting your charity's first premises is an exciting and important time for your organisation - but before you make the leap, there are a few factors you need to consider.