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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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"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...

Enterprise Nation calls for EU-wide VAT threshold

January 19, 2015

Enterprise Nation calls for EU-wide VAT threshold

Small business network Enterprise Nation calls for a EU VAT threshold for the new digital sales VAT ...

Growth vouchers: The latest SME cash hand-out

January 12, 2015

Growth vouchers: The latest SME cash hand-out

Vouchers are not just for shopping, SMEs can grab £2,000 worth of funding for professional advice. ...

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January 30, 2015

Big six price cuts not for SMEs

So how can small businesses get the best value on their energy bills? You need to plan strategically.

January 30, 2015

Q&A with Dr Husein K. Salem, CEO of SME Precious Cells Group

Dr Husein K. Salem, founder of Precious Cells Group, talks about finance barriers for businesses in the mid-growth stage...

January 29, 2015

SME growth hampered by £10bn tax burden

Businesses blame UK tax system for uneven playing field between larger corporations and small enterprises.

January 28, 2015

Subdued start to 2015 for SMEs

Business turnaround specialist Tony Groom explains what businesses can do to turn the slow start of the year back into g...

January 28, 2015

Diageo's new finance scheme "damaging for small businesses"

The Forum of Private Business warns that Diageo's new supply chain finance scheme could be damaging to SMEs.

January 27, 2015

Pre-election tax tasks for SME owners

Accountant Laurence Field shares 10 tax tasks that business owners should undertake before the general election in May 2...

January 27, 2015

Economic implications of a more fragmented banking system

Analytics consultant Mark Somers investigates the impact of a more fragmented banking system as the UK prepares itself f...

January 26, 2015

Start Up Loan scheme supports 25,000th small business

The government’s Start Up Loan scheme has approved 25,000 business loans since its launch in 2012.

January 23, 2015

"I certainly don't want to retire"

83-year-old Ivan Goldberg argues the benefits of continuing in employment past the official retirement age.

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 Employmen...

January 22, 2015

The art of being a better boss

A great leader elevates the performance of their team.

January 22, 2015

SMEs confident about UK economy in 2015

A majority of 83 per cent of SMEs feel confident about the UK's economic climate, an increase of 2 per cent on the previ...

January 21, 2015

Non-executive directors: Their role in the boardroom and potential benefits

Legal specialist Will Cookson considers the role of non-executive directors in unlisted entities, many of which will b...

January 21, 2015

How to keep your New Year's resolutions on track

The start of a new year generally prompts thoughts of a fresh start, renewed effort and new goals – and SMEs are not imm...

January 20, 2015

Drivers for setting up an SME

Redundancies and chasing childhood dreams are some of the main reasons behind Brits setting up their own business.

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 – even if cash flow...

January 19, 2015

Turn marketplace uncertainties into organisational advantages

Financial management expert, Robert Hull, gives his top tips to planning for business uncertainties.

January 19, 2015

Enterprise Nation calls for EU-wide VAT threshold

Small business network Enterprise Nation calls for a EU VAT threshold for the new digital sales VAT rules.

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