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Do you ever feel that the business guides and industry blogs you are reading don’t have information and news targeted to your type and size of business? Well hopefully that problem will be solved with blwy.co.uk, a business blog just for small to medium enterprises.

This is the blog that can help you start and maintain an efficiently run business. Click onto the latest posts,

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New Pension Scheme Now Has Millions of Members

New Pension Scheme Now Has Millions of Members

New Pension Scheme Now Has Millions of Members

During the same week that many SMEs will be affected by new workplace pension laws, the national pension scheme has announced its millionth member. The National Employment Savings Trust (NEST) has been set up to make sure that all companies will be able to access a high quality but low cost pension scheme that they can

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Startling Number of UK Small Businesses Without Cover

It is estimated that more than 225,000 small businesses in the United Kingdom—equal to 1 in 20—have no insurance cover, and 350,000 small businesses that employ staff lack the required employers’ liability cover, according to a recent industry survey.

Failing to secure insurance renders businesses vulnerable to massive compensation claims and fines that could easily shut down an entire organisation.

Businesses that refuse to purchase

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I AM WOMAN expansion creates a dozen new franchise opportunities

I AM WOMAN, a largely successful business club network that was created just for women has announced that they have reached a milestone moment. The network recently opened up 12 new franchise opportunities. Interest in the business clubs is very high across the UK and overseas with potential destinations announced for Jamaica, Spain, and in the UK in Nottingham, Bristol, Newport, and Swansea.

The I

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How to Defend Employment Tribunal Claims

The number of employment tribunals held in the UK has been decreasing in recent years – in part due to the tightening of rules and the introduction of issue and hearing fees for claimants. As a result, it is likely that disgruntled employees will continue to press their claims for unfair dismissal. If your business is suddenly served with a claim, it’s vital that you

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Why not reward your staff with a touch of luxury?

TicketsToSee are a London specialist who supplying VIP packages and those ‘gold dust tickets’ for events that are sold out. They are now encouraging businesses to give their employees a reward by treating them to a corporate hospitality package.

These most reliable of ticket suppliers are continuing to raise the bar in terms of quality, and are now urging employers to take advantage of their

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Business confidence grows with small firms

According to The Small Firms Association director, Avine McNally, the Association has seen an improvement in business confidence in the last quarter of 2013, which is the strongest sentiment data that has been seen by the Association in a few years.

McNally indicated that the economy had stabilised and the greatest challenge was the time at which the economy would commence to grow in a

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Campaign grows over companies who don’t export to the EU

Many business leaders want those firms that do not export to the European Union not to have to adhere to some of the Brussels regulations that are quite burdensome. A Eurosceptic campaign group that represents eight hundred businesses leaders are proposing that only 5% of the UK firms that trade with the continent have to be subject to the single market rules.

The campaign group

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Scottish SMEs hoping to make an impact on the economy

According to the Business Gateway’s operations director for Tayside, the small businesses in Scotland have said that they can make an impact on how the economy will be next year. Andrew Burnett said that the conditions for trading were challenging during the year 2013 but have now shown a sign of improvement with the new expectations of better to come as he urged the firms

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Popularity of apprenticeships continues to rise

Figures released earlier this year have shown that apprenticeships continue to be hugely popular among school leavers. Some 370,000 applications for these types of positions were handed in between February and April 2013.

This represents growth of 32 per cent year-on-year and with the huge financial incentives on offer for people looking to earn while they learn, it is little wonder more 16, 17 and

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UK businesses warned: ‘Don’t bank on traditional forms of finance’

UK businesses need to follow the lead of the construction industry by relinquishing their reliance on banks and seeking out other forms of finance if they are to overcome barriers to growth. That’s the message from specialist funding provider Cranfield Business Finance, which is citing alternative means of funding such as invoice financing as the key to developing Britain’s businesses.

The Midlands-based firm cites recent

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