December 2015 archive

A guide to ISAs

Since ISAs were introduced in 1999, millions of people in the UK have taken advantage of the tax-free savings opportunities they offer. Interest rates differ according to the provider and there are two kinds of ISA; cash and investment. The latter is also known as a stocks and shares ISA and is becoming increasingly popular with those who are looking for potentially higher returns. (more…)

Copyright, trademark and patent: The differences

Copyright

When it comes to the protection of intellectual property, the terms copyright, trademark and patent are used; often they are confused with one another and it can lead to issues at a later date if a product or brand is copied.

It’s crucial to use an expert such as London IP if a business has any intellectual property queries as they must be resolved before any problems lead to legal headaches so here is an explanation of each term and where they would be relevant. (more…)

Financial considerations to make when starting your own business

Making the decision to start your own company and become self-employed is incredibly exciting. It’s the opportunity of a lifetime to launch your own unique business and know that you’ll be credited with the success after all the hard work you put in.

Planning the launch though is an area which takes a great amount of organisation. You need to consider where you will work, your marketing and PR and consider where the initial finances will need to be utilised as a priority.

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Will freezing my hard drive help with data recovery?

Often we are told that freezing a hard drive after data loss may help recover the files. This is an urban myth which is discussed at length in data recovery forums. Many users claim to have recovered all their data after freezing their hard drive. There are reasons why this may help in certain circumstances, but there are also reasons why this can be very dangerous. (more…)