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SME Winter 2014/15 is out now

January 23, 2015

SME Winter 2014/15 is out now

Read the latest digital edition of SME for insights into new tax relief and the Small Business, Enterprise and Employment Bill.

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Latest Features

Big data, small business – the perfect match?

February 02, 2015

Big data, small business – the perfect match?

Data expert Scott Logie explains that opportunities to make a difference with big data aren’t with b...

Pre-election tax tasks for SME owners

January 27, 2015

Pre-election tax tasks for SME owners

Accountant Laurence Field shares 10 tax tasks that business owners should undertake before the gener...

"Apprenticeship funding is not a simple endeavour"

January 20, 2015

"Apprenticeship funding is not a simple endeavour"

Dr. Sam Healy, programme manager of The 5% Club, says investment in the next generation is important...

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April 27, 2015

Businesses in Western Europe are continuing to recruit

Businesses in Western Europe are continuing to recruit senior level staff research has shown. 

April 27, 2015

Doubts surface over origin of Tory small business support.

Doubts have emerged over the legitimacy of a letter published by The Telegraph this morning pledging that 5000 small b...

April 27, 2015

Small Firms letter praises Conservatives

Today a letter signed by over 5000 business leaders has been published in the Telegraph to show support for the Conser...

April 27, 2015

SMEs are expanding internationally

The majority of SMEs in Bradford are expanding overseas with and 86% export rate according to research.

April 24, 2015

Brewdog attempts to raise £25 million through crowdfunding

Independent Scottish brewery BrewDog is attempting to raise £25m through crowd-funding scheme Equity for Punks.

April 24, 2015

Labour Party could cost the economy £90bn

The Labour Party’s plans for next parliament could end up costing the economy £90bn, according to the Institute for Fi...

April 23, 2015

Hidden bank fees cost almost £425m a year

Banking fees for short-term finance are costing businesses £425 a year, according to data.

April 23, 2015

Businesses should hire those over fifty

Businesses are reluctant to hire those over 50 may struggle to find future employees, claims research.

April 23, 2015

Administrative costs are prohibiting SME growth

Leaders of small firms spend too many hours a week on administrative tasks that prohibit growth, according to research...

April 23, 2015

SNP Manifesto Round-up.

The Scottish Nationalist Party have announced their demands should they be required to prop up a minority Labour gover...

April 21, 2015

SMEs losing moneys checking spam emails

Businesses are losing tens of thousands of pounds a year managing spam emails, claims research.

April 21, 2015

Four steps to creating a successful LinkedIn article

LinkedIn is a powerful tool for connecting with customers and potential new business. There are now 347 million active...

April 21, 2015

Manifesto promises and the impact on UK business

Last Week (April 13th) saw the launch of the political party's manifestos, but what does this mean for UK businesses? ...

April 20, 2015

Online retailers placing emphasis on international expansion

International expansion plays a key factor in growth strategies for SMEs based online.

April 17, 2015

The manifestos: What the Nationals say…

 This week has seen the main political parties publish their manifesto in the run up to the election – so what have th...

April 17, 2015

UK start-ups cause office space demand to rise

The demand for UK office space has increased by 24.3% over the past year. 

April 17, 2015

Interest rates cost SMEs millions

SMEs are losing money due to low rates of interest, claims research.

April 16, 2015

Exclusive SME1000 network launches

The UK’s top SMEs have been selected to become part of SME magazine’s new social and business platform.