As the economic climate continues to get tougher small business owners need to work harder to make sure that they are visible. It is very important now that small business owners connect with anyone and everyone that can help them gain influence including third parties, their current customers, and fellow business owners in their community. [...]
A sudden increase in vacancies at shopping centres means that now about 12% of all British stores are empty according to a survey conducted by the BRC (British Retail Consortium) and Springboard. Empty shops make up a total of 12% of all retail space in the country now. Failures on behalf of Jessops and Comet [...]
Of the many developments that have been made in ICT, Information Communication Technology, during the past decade, one of the key game changers has been cloud computing, which offers far reaching benefits for the business world. Although it seems as if new technological innovations are appearing on a daily basis, cloud is an ICT solution [...]
The UK government have launched the phase of their business bank with an announcement that there will be an investment of £300m in the venture. This money is the first slice of a potential £1bn worth of new capital, with the main aim being to give small firms struggling to secure financing access to funds.
Small businesses in the UK saw their payment performance increase over the first quarter of 2013 with must able to pay their bills about five days faster when compared to the first quarter of 2012.
During the first three months of this year small companies that only had one or two people employed were able [...]
The Federation of Small Businesses has released figures to support their belief that the late March freeze cost UK SMEs a great deal of money. According to the FSB, over half of all SMEs were impacted by the cold weather that continued on throughout a great deal of the spring. They estimate that these businesses [...]
Secretary of State Vince Cable stated at the FSB (Federation of Small Businesses) annual conference that the government is listening to what small businesses need and that they have taken action to address two of the most pressing issues for SMEs, including national insurance and petrol duty.
The FSB conference was full of exciting new [...]
As the Bank of England begins a 2-day policy meeting, data collected has shown a slump in the construction industry as lending to British small businesses experiences little or no growth. This drop in construction puts Britain at the brink of a recession, considering that it was the main reason for the economic slump of [...]
Bad news: small businesses here in the UK are breaking the law by unwittingly ignoring the Employers Liability insurance (EL). A specialist warns that almost fifty percent of Britain’s small businesses are accepting employees without the mandatory EL.
Small businesses such as firms, enterprises etc. are required by the law to have EL if they [...]
British small businesses will soon get an unexpected £70 million grant thanks to a new project from the government set to increase how available loans can be for companies. Three new companies will now lend to this government funding offer. They are URICA, Market Invoice and Beechbrook Capital. These will offer alternatives to usual bank [...]