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SME Spring 2015 is out now

January 23, 2015

SME Spring 2015 is out now

SME's Spring 2015 edition is out now, covering a wide range of topics from what the budget to social media.

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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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May 28, 2015

Retail Sales grow

Retail sales growth has risen to their highest for 27 years according to the CBI's latest research.

May 27, 2015

Queen's Speech announces less small business regulation

Small businesses will be under less scrutiny it has been announced in the Queen's Speech.

May 27, 2015

Money is only one factor in energy efficiency

Nine out of ten businesses are seeking to be more energy efficient despite the cost. 

May 27, 2015

Quality Mark launched in surveyor sector

A new initiative to make land, property and construction more diverse has been launched by the Royal Institution of Ch...

May 22, 2015

Small Business Conciliation Service set up

The Government will set up a new ‘Small Business Conciliation Service’ (SBCS), to resolve disputes between small busin...

May 22, 2015

Esos compliance not financially worthwhile

Almost half (46%) of large businesses required to comply with the new Energy Savings Opportunity Scheme (ESOS) do not ...

May 21, 2015

SMEs need to give interns a chance

Helen Brand OBE, Chief Executive of ACCA (the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants) tells SME about the impo...

May 21, 2015

Two-thirds of businesses suffer due to late payments

It has been revealed that nearly two thirds of UK SMEs suffer as a direct results of late payments costing up to £15,0...

May 21, 2015

UK workers spend too much commuting

A third of UK workers are now spending more than 5% of their salary on commuting. 

May 20, 2015

Labour leadership: What the nationals say…

Following Ed Miliband’s resignation as leader of the Labour party, there has been much speculation in the news about who...

May 20, 2015

The Business Show Round Up

Last week saw the business world descend on Excel London for the 2015 Business show, but what was on offer? And what did...

May 20, 2015

Businesses need to speak in favour of EU

Businesses need to speak out in favour of the European Union according to the Confederation of British Industry.

May 19, 2015

'Red tape' to be cut for businesses

The Government will 'cut red tape' for business by at least £10 billion over the next five years in a new Enterprise Bil...

May 19, 2015

Administration costing half a billion yearly

Time allocated to simple admin tasks could be hindering SME growth according to reports.

May 18, 2015

Employers undecided over national insurance bills

Over two-thirds of employers threatened with higher National Insurance bills have yet to decide how they will respond ...

May 18, 2015

EU membership is key to small business

European Union (EU) membership is a key concern over the course of the next government for small businesses.

May 15, 2015

Businesses spend thousands on car maintenance

Almost £1,700 is spent by each small firm a year maintaining each company car.

May 15, 2015

UK rail workers plan strike

Rail workers in the UK have planned a national strike later this month following a dispute over pay.