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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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February 27, 2015

Employers failing to pay minimum wage exposed

A list of 70 employers who have failed to pay their workers the national minimum wage has been published by Business M...

February 26, 2015

Companies House registrations at all-time high

The number of new Companies House registrations has taken the total number of UK businesses to a record high.

February 25, 2015

Languages are vital for SMEs looking to export

SMEs using language assets have far higher turnover ratios, a study claims.

February 25, 2015

UK businesses facing technology barriers

Almost three quarters of businesses in the UK face barriers when adapting to machine-to-machine technology.

February 23, 2015

Small businesses sceptical about technology

Almost 40% of small businesses are sceptical about the benefits of technology in the face of perceived risks. 

February 18, 2015

Delayed payments pressurising SMEs

Late payments are costing SMEs up to £677 a month, according to reports. 

February 18, 2015

Women in business “vital” to UK prosperity

Female entrepreneurs could play a “significant role” in the recovery of the UK economy, according to the Department fo...

February 17, 2015

Energy Strategies "failing" businesses

Businesses saddled with soaring bills have “failing” energy strategies, claims a new report. 

February 17, 2015

SMEs rely on IT infrastructure

More than three-quarters of SMEs would be unable to cope without critical IT infrastructure, claims research.

February 16, 2015

Price comparison site trust in decline

The launch of an investigation into the behaviour of price comparison sites has led to a decline in consumer trust. 

February 16, 2015

LEPS urged to drive growth

Local Enterprise Partnerships (LEPs) have been urged to drive business growth through a more efficient provision of...

February 13, 2015

Digital businesses losing work due to skills gap

Almost half of all digital companies in the north of England  are turning away business due to a gap in skills. The Di...

February 13, 2015

Banks “waking up” to SME alternative funding risk

Banks are now directly competing with alternative lenders to provide a lower risk loan option for SMEs.

February 13, 2015

Low interest rates to jump start business expansion

Low interest rates predicted by the Bank of England should have a positive impact on the expansion of small and medium s...

February 12, 2015

Business predict growth throughout 2015.

SMEs are expecting a “another strong performance” throughout 2015, despite the General Election claims research by Visag...

February 12, 2015

SME Technology collaboration to help financial efficiency

Financial technology companies, iZettle and Xero, have collaborated in order to make it easier for SMEs to keep track of...

February 12, 2015

Scheme launched to encourage investment in tech start-ups

Technology companies are being invited to capitalise on new investment scheme launched by Force over Mass Capital.

February 09, 2015

Brits believe big businesses have no concern for SMEs

Three quarters of British adults feel that the majority of big businesses have no concern for small business owners in t...

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