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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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Small Business Advice Week: Green Means Go!

September 01, 2015

Small Business Advice Week: Green Means Go!

By Mark Robinson, Market Business Developer, Canon. This week the UK celebrates Small Business Ad...

Your auto-enrolment checklist

September 01, 2015

Your auto-enrolment checklist

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

The culture of late payments

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 cultur...

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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?

August 27, 2015

Employers of illegal migrants could face up to five years

The Immigration Bill due to be introduced this autumn will introduce changes to the legal defence for businesses using...

August 27, 2015

Periscope expert Alex Pettitt to speak at Social Day 2015

Champion Periscoper Alex Pettitt has been confirmed as a guest speaker at this year’s Social Day 2015 social media for...

August 26, 2015

Currency risks cause for concern for SMEs

Currency risks have topped a list of concerns for UK SMEs when it comes to international commerce, according to a surv...

August 25, 2015

SMEs put their faith in millennials

Nine in ten SMEs believe that ‘future growth relies on millennials’ but that recruiting them presents unique challenge...

August 25, 2015

Crown rep for SMEs steps down

The Cabinet Office’s Crown representative for SME suppliers, Stephen Allott, is leaving his post for a new role develo...

August 24, 2015

The Economic Outlook for SMES – Barclays

SME asked the UK banks for their six-month economic outlook. This week, Adam Rowse, head of business banking at Barcla...