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Picking the wrong supplier could make or break your business. Getting yourself tied into a bad contract can be a big problem down the line, which is why Real Business has partnered with Total to help you choose the right suppliers for your business. This section looks at all manner of overheads such as utilities and phone lines that are essential for business owners and showcases what to avoid, how to negotiate and where small and medium-sized companies have gone wrong in the past.

How to avoid contractual issues

A contract is a binding agreement between two or more parties, defining the expectations of each participant. This legally enforceable arrangement should make doing business easier – however underlying issues can lead to disputes. Here are four tips to avoid getting in trouble.

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By Shané Schutte

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Business energy efficiency – How greener choices can bolster your bottom line

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Getting a utilities bargain: How to get the best deal from suppliers

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Going green – Your business can’t afford to be seen as a gas-guzzler

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How to go green – Giving your business an ethical energy makeover

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How to switch suppliers: The nitty gritty of getting the best deal

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In the know: The questions you should be looking for on an energy supplier’s...

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In the red with your supplier? Here’s how to catch up on debts

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Monitoring business energy contracts – things to keep an eye on

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New scheme will see businesses bid for a share of £290m to support clean...

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Pricing efficiency – making economical choices in an uncertain economy

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Sector focus: How restaurants can save money on energy bills

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Sector focus: Why British restaurants should invest in a greener future

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Site works: When you need something extra from your supplier

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Taking responsibility – Regent Hotel's approach to energy suppliers

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The SME approach part two: Why fixed prices can save you a bundle

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The SME approach – an interview with small business energy expert Peter...

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The many faces of flexibility: Weighing up short and long-term contracts

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The pros and cons of taking on the services of an energy broker

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The top six energy saving apps to help you save money

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When it's important to switch contracts: Don’t get taken for a ride

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