SME’s can get mid-ground loans

Yesterday, the government embraced the report findings that called for an additional fund to help fill the gap left in funding for SMEs that are growth-focused. The report which is referred to as the Rowlands Review and was headed by Chris Rowlands, a member of the Principality Building Society; shows that market failure is common […]

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Becoming a CRM customer

If there is one thing you should do this year, it is upgrade your old and outdated CRM system to become a whole shiny new system. Choosing a system with a helpful CRM trial will be a good place to start, and will demonstrate to you just how many benefits a decent CRM system can […]

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SME’s survive without outside assistance

A new study shows that about half of all small businesses have managed to stay profitable in the face of the recession. The report comes in the wake of recent criticism from Lord Sugar, who stated that small companies that are struggling are simply ‘moaners.’ According to the study, which was completed by Kingston University, […]

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Lloyds says it will finance SMEs

The new 2012 SME charter is aimed at addressing the complaints of both medium and small enterprises to help aid them find finance options despite current difficulties over securing finance. The new commitment also aims at making strides to fulfil pledges made by Government to SMEs that will ease the constraints on SMEs from the […]

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Wales lowers SME’s rateable values

Wales businesses will soon get a break on their rates, with the announcement that the assembly government plans to decrease the amount many small businesses will owe in 2010. SMEs were worried about upcoming bill hikes after it was recently evaluated that rateable values would soon rise. Now the Welsh government is addressing the problem […]

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How will the government help SME’s

When asked by the Government how to increase the capital funding of SME’s, Chris Rowlands stated that any measures will need to be taken on a large and significant scale. According to Rowlands, who is the former chairman of the Asian operation of 3i, in order to fix the market failure of SMEs the industry […]

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FSB calls for no tax increases

The FSB, Federation of Small Businesses, has petitioned the Chancellor not to hike taxes in their latest pre-budget report, amidst fears that higher taxes may lead to a greater rate of unemployment. In the submission, the FSB points to a report performed by the Centre for Economics and Business Research (CEBR) that shows that raising […]

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