Posts Tagged ‘small businesses’

New FTC Website Helps Small Businesses Avoid Scams and Cyber Attacks

Wednesday, May 10th, 2017

Attacks can be especially devastating to small businesses; Agency provides information on how they can protect themselves (more…)

HMRC Nets £468m in Crackdown on Small & Medium Sized Businesses

Monday, January 23rd, 2017

Small businesses targeted to bring in extra revenue

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Fund needed to plug impending SME finance shortfall

Tuesday, January 3rd, 2017

The government should create a new fund to plug an impending shortfall in the finance that is available to small businesses who are being turned down by commercial banks (more…)

Sadiq Khan to set up Business Advisory Board with equal representation from women business leaders

Thursday, January 21st, 2016

Sadiq Khan launches small businesses roadshow

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Tips on Planning and Preparing for Black Friday

Wednesday, September 9th, 2015

Royal Mail Advises Small Businesses on Capitalising on Black Friday

New research from Royal Mail, released today reveals that UK SMEs are under-prepared for Black Friday (more…)

Small businesses optimistic about growth as they tackle productivity and upskilling challenges

Wednesday, September 9th, 2015

• Albion Ventures’ third Albion Growth Report shows that 61% of SMEs predict growth over the next years

• SMEs focused on boosting productivity, tapping into new markets but are struggling to find skilled staff

• Reliance on bank funding plummets from 76% in 2013 to 49% (more…)

Older workers could offer the answer to SMEs struggling with the skills shortage

Tuesday, September 1st, 2015

Small businesses should not underestimate the value of more mature employees; that is the advice of researchers from the Newcastle University Institute of Ageing during Small Business Advice Week. (more…)

A quick-start guide to alternative finance solutions for SMEs

Sunday, August 23rd, 2015

All businesses need cash to fund growth, but even big companies have little spare capital to reinvest when their value is tied up in orders and assets. (more…)

Small businesses feel less confident about future under new government and doubt election promises will be kept

Tuesday, May 26th, 2015

New research reveals more small businesses feel less confident about their future under the new government than those who feel more confident, and many aren’t convinced it will keep its election promises. (more…)

Small business requests for ombudsman to intervene in bank loan disputes jump by a third

Tuesday, October 7th, 2014

• Increase in demand for finance as more businesses seek alternative funding

• LDF expanding leasing book to fund more SMEs

The number of small businesses asking the Financial Ombudsman Service to intervene in disputes over bank loan and overdraft facilities has jumped by a third (more…)

Tax break supports growth for over one million small businesses

Tuesday, April 29th, 2014

Over one million small businesses across the country will be able to access significant savings with the new Employment Allowance, which came into force this April. The scheme, which will mean eligible employers will save up to £2,000 a year on their employer National Insurance Contributions (more…)

One In Four British Small Businesses Say Sustainability Is A Top Priority For 2014

Thursday, January 2nd, 2014

– A quarter of British small businesses cite sustainable business practices as one of their top priorities for the coming year

– A third expect to increase their investment in sustainable business practices over the next five years (more…)

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