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SME Summer 2015 is out now

July 24, 2015

SME Summer 2015 is out now

SME's Summer 2015 edition is out now, covering a wide range of topics from the budget to social media. Highlights from this edition include...

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5 Top Tips for SMEs looking to hire apprentices

September 04, 2015

5 Top Tips for SMEs looking to hire apprentices

Merchant banking group Close Brothers has launched an apprenticeship programme whereby it will fun...

Small Business Advice Week: Are you really prepared to start a business? 

September 03, 2015

Small Business Advice Week: Are you really prepared to start a business? 

By Mark Robinson, market business developer, Canon. In part three of Mark Robinson’s advice serie...

Small Business Advice Week: The power of social media

September 02, 2015

Small Business Advice Week: The power of social media

By Mark Robinson, market business developer, Canon UK.  In part two of Mark Robinson’s advice ser...

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September 04, 2015

Small Business Advice Week: The digital marketplace

Small Business Advice Week - Competing in the digital marketplace – the small changes that can make a big difference t...

September 04, 2015

Small Business Advice Week: Technology helps SMEs to keep up the cash flow

By Mark Robinson, market business developer, Canon. In the final part of Mark Robinson’s advice series supporting Sma...

September 04, 2015

SMEs should embrace flexible working, says NatWest Mentor

Advisory and consultancy service NatWest Mentor is encouraging employers to embrace flexible working. This message fol...

September 04, 2015

SMEs turning to alternative finance after issues with banks

Small businesses made 741 complaints to the Financial Ombudsman Service over bank loans and overdrafts last year, acco...

September 04, 2015

FSB highlights the need for clear guidance for SMEs on new wage laws

Business Secretary Sajid Javid has announced new measures to ensure that people receive the pay they are entitled to. ...

September 04, 2015

5 Top Tips for SMEs looking to hire apprentices

Merchant banking group Close Brothers has launched an apprenticeship programme whereby it will fund an apprentice for ...

September 03, 2015

Study reveals the extent of personal sacrifice from small business owners

Two thirds of SME owners worldwide have used personal savings or re-mortgaged their homes to keep their companies aflo...

September 03, 2015

Small Business Advice Week: Are you really prepared to start a business? 

By Mark Robinson, market business developer, Canon. In part three of Mark Robinson’s advice series supporting the UK’...

September 02, 2015

Many decision-makers in SMEs uninformed about business insurance

Many decision-makers in SMEs are unsure how their business is protected or what type of cover it has in place, accordi...

September 02, 2015

Small Business Advice Week: The power of social media

By Mark Robinson, market business developer, Canon UK.  In part two of Mark Robinson’s advice series supporting the U...

September 01, 2015

SMEs should see the opportunity of ESOS and not the hassle

Article by Sam Davidson, Head of Consultancy Services at Utilitywise. Businesses that fail to take advantage of the n...

September 01, 2015

Small Business Advice Week: Green Means Go!

By Mark Robinson, market business developer, Canon. This week the UK celebrates Small Business Advice Week, helping i...

September 01, 2015

Your auto-enrolment checklist

In celebration of Small Business Advice Week, which is being held 31 August - 6 September, we will be sharing tips and...

September 01, 2015

IT sector drives the contractor revolution

The latest figures from the Office for National Statistics (ONS) on self-employment show that four and a half million ...

September 01, 2015

Owner managed businesses hesitant to hire apprentices

Research from the Bank of Cyprus UK has found that just 10% of owner managed businesses (OMBs) currently employ one or...

August 28, 2015

Central government announces aims to increase spend with SMEs to 33% by 2020

Minister for the Cabinet Office Matt Hancock has announced the government will aim to increase central government spen...

August 28, 2015

CBI/BDO report calls for tax incentives for savers to support MSBs

The Confederation of British Industry (CBI) and the accountancy firm BDO have released a report calling on the governm...

August 27, 2015

The culture of late payments

Dealing with late payments can cause a significant number of problems for SMEs, but is it a cultural problem?