September

Funding Circle to launch new SME financing venture

The alternative finance company Funding Circle has announced that it intends to float a new London-based listing as part of a bid to generate £150 ...

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Self-employed taxes contribute to shock deficit rise

The Office for National Statistics (ONS) has suggested that a drop in tax revenue from self-employed people has contributed to the increase in the UK’s ...

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Govt launches self-employed survey

Under the direction of Cambridge Satchel Company entrepreneur Julie Deane, the government has launched a new survey in a bid to gain more understanding of the ...

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What does Jeremy Corbyn’s victory mean for the self-employed?

Now that things have settled down somewhat after the explosive Labour leadership election, many freelancers will be starting to wonder what the success of ...

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Business continuity plan 'not prohibitively expensive for small businesses'

Small businesses have been assured that putting a business continuity plan (BCP) in place does not have to break the bank. According to Databarracks, smaller ...

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British consumers happy to shun large brands for small and independent firms

Small and independent firms have a much more favourable image among the British public than larger organisations, a new survey has found. According to research ...

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Royal Mail: SMEs are failing to prepare for Black Friday

As a relatively new American import, many small to medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) are still getting to grips with the concept of Black Friday, and the ways in ...

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SME confidence varies across UK

New findings from the Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) have revealed that small to medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in Scotland are slightly less optimistic ...

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FBS: Broadband is essential for small businesses

The Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) has issued a call for internet service providers to guarantee a minimum broadband speed for all customers, after it ...

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Facebook updates SME offering

Facebook has launched a selection of new tools that are designed to help small to medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) to market themselves on the social media site ...

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IPSE: Freelancers have confidence in the economy

The latest Freelancer Confidence Index from the Association of Independent Professionals and the Self-Employed (IPSE) has revealed that the future is looking ...

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SME lending rises

As confidence grows in the UK economy, banks are becoming more willing to lend to small to medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) . The latest figures from the Bank ...

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Survey finds contractors concerned about pensions

The Association of Independent Professionals and the Self-Employed (IPSE) has published a new survey that reveals the ways that contractors are planning for ...

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UK rated second most entrepreneurial country

Data from the seventh Hiscox DNA of an Entrepreneur report has found that the UK is the second most entrepreneurial country, second only to the US. In addition ...

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Banks continue to challenge SME overdrafts

According to financial comparison site Funding Options, small to medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) have made 741 complaints to the Financial Ombudsman over the ...

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Small Biz 100 announced

The buildup to this year’s Small Business Saturday, which will take place on December 5th, has already got under way with the launch of the Small Biz 100 ...

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