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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 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.

April 16, 2015

Lib Dems will not leave the EU

The Liberal Democrat party has pledged it “won’t drag the UK away from the EU” should they be involved in a coalition ...

April 15, 2015

Tax thresholds and housing are focus of Conservative manifesto

 The “right to buy” homes and a rise in the inheritance threshold are key policies in the Conservative manifesto which...

April 15, 2015

SME - Crowdcube set for best financial year

Almost 40 businesses have used Crowdcube to raise £17.5m and invest £24m during the first quarter of 2015.

April 14, 2015

Google algorithm change to impact online rankings

Google will change the way it prioritises its search results.

April 14, 2015

SMEs uncertain of different networking options

SMEs are aware they need to improve their connections through networking but are uncertain as to how to do it.

April 13, 2015

Free business advice for SMEs

Free business advice and support is being given to Scottish SMEs to support entrepreneurial growth in the country.

April 13, 2015

Recruitment intentions increase while productivity remains static

Intentions to hire staff are high but concerns have been raised over the UK’s productivity, claims a new report.

April 09, 2015

Businesses not preparing for ESOS compliance

Almost three-quarters of businesses have not started completing their mandatory energy audits to comply with new legis...

April 09, 2015

UK car industry sees record sales

The UK car industry has seen a record number of sales last month (March 2015). 

April 07, 2015

Q&A: What really needs to be done to tackle employment?

Following Prime Minister David Cameron’s announcement that his party will create “1,000 jobs a day”, SME web spoke to ...

April 07, 2015

FedEx to purchase TNT Express

US parcel firm FedEx is to buy rival TNT Express in a deal worth £3.2bn. 

April 07, 2015

UK economy expands in first quarter

The UK economy expanded by 0.7% in the three months ending March, claims the Confederation of British Industry (CBI). ...

April 03, 2015

M&S announce best “non-food” sales for five years

Sales of general merchandise including clothing, footware and homeware rose 0.7% in the 13 weeks leading to March 28 acr...

April 03, 2015

Employers urged to understand shared parental leave reforms

Employers are being urged to update their knowledge on new shared parental leave legislation, which is due to come into ...