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1,529 compliance notices to date against employers who failed to comply with their automatic enrolment duties.

Good PR can deliver fantastic results for your business at far better costs that many advertising camaigns.

YBC has got together with Journolink to to bring an a fantastic way of increasing your exposure to the press, helping you increase sales in a way that many of your competitors will not be using.

Affordably linking small businesses with journalists and the media, Journolink is a fantastic tool to have in your marketing armoury.

For more information on the service and the YBC Premium Member benefit, visit here.

Almost 200 delegates attended the YBC Mega Networking event at RBS in Bishopsgate last Thursday evening.

We took great pleasure in running our own unique feature at the Business Show at Excel last week where our members had the opportunity to exhibit at a vastly reduced rate.

This is a general community announcement for all buyers of WordPress items to bring your attention to an XSS vulnerability affecting multiple WordPress plugins and themes. The vulnerability is caused by a common code pattern used in WordPress plugins and themes available from many sources, wordpress.org website and elsewhere.

Here is a link to WP's announcement.

Please take your sites security seriously and speak to your web developers or theme/plugin suppliers

At the start of the year, at least half of Europe's businesses didn't know about these changes, so, probably not, but you should, especially if you are keeping data in your business.

Join us this Thursday, 30th April, between 11am and 12pm for our first Tweetchat, on the election, how it affects SMEs and what you want to see from the winning party (or parties!).

Co-hosted by our newest benefit provider, Journolink (more to come on that!), we aim to highlight the real , not imagined , concerns of SMEs and what they would like to see from the politicians if they could wave “ a magic wand”. We want to expose the highest concerns and the wish list of small business. 

If you wish to join in, please ensure that you search for and use the hashtags #ybcuk and #JL.

Below is an infographic highlighting each major party's key pledges to small businesses - are they right for you?  Will they cause more grief than benefit?  Have they missed something that affects you?

What are your views on:

  • Minimum wage
  • Foreign / immigrant labour
  • Parental Leave entitlements
  • Access to and terms on Interns
  • Availability of Mentoring Services
  • Zero Hours contracts
  • Business loans/ Finance for Startups.
  • Home ownership/ Purchase for Start ups
  • Strict 30 day Payment terms for microbusiness

Please join in with any relevant subject - who knows, maybe someone who might make a difference will be looking!

 

 

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