December

Is China the future of SME exporting?

Many of the UK's small to medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) export products around the world, and a large percentage of these small businesses are looking ...

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SMEs have more access to finance, report shows

One of the main challenges for small to medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) is securing funding. Growing a business can require a lot of money, and SMEs have a ...

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The future is positive for SMEs

While some might think that running a small business would come with a great deal of worries and stress, new research has suggested that the opposite is true. ...

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Will better technology help SMEs grow in 2016?

In previous years, small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) have depended on consumer demand for their growth. However, this has steadily been changing over ...

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Small businesses foresee growth in 2016

New research has suggested that small businesses are expecting their revenues to grow in 2016. According to the Small Business Pulse Survey, conducted by Yelp, ...

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New think tank to research self-employed

In order to find out more about freelancers and other self-employed workers, a new think tank has been launched to conduct some pioneering research. The Centre ...

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Busier freelancers are happier

Many people choose to become a freelancer or start their own business to have more control over their schedule and enjoy a better work-life balance. A new ...

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Quarter of SMEs looking to grow in 2016

A new report has found that a significant number of small businesses are hoping to grow over the next 12 months. According to the analysis conducted by Close ...

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British Business Bank to lend to SMEs through Ratesetter

One of the first obstacles many small to medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) face is finding funding. It can be difficult to get your new business off the ground ...

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British shoppers increase spend on Small Business Saturday

Although independent retailers are often overshadowed by larger companies, new analysis suggests that small and medium enterprises (SMEs) are clawing back some ...

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Facebook announces new Pages tools for small businesses

Facebook has announced a number of new tools to help small businesses make the most of their online presence. The world's biggest social network announced ...

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Freelance Christmas party shows benefits of celebrating

One of the perks of the holiday season is that for many people it's a time for constant parties. Almost every workplace organises some kind of Christmas ...

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Nearly half of Brits want to start their own business

A new report has found that nearly half of all British adults wish to start their own business, Small Business reports. According to the international research ...

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Consumers increasingly prefer sole traders

For years, the large retailer has been king for UK shoppers. People chose supermarkets over independent shops and national chains over sole traders. However, ...

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Treasury outlines new plans for self-employed

The Autumn Statement spending review highlighted a number of keys areas that could directly affect freelancers and those who are self-employed. Now further ...

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Credit support for small businesses extended

Small businesses in the UK are sure to welcome the news that the Bank of England has decided to extend its Funding for Lending Scheme (FLS) for another two ...

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