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Business News

Friday, 20 May 2016

Where a start-up chooses to launch can play a key role in its performance - and new research suggests that Winchester is the UK's "success hub" for new businesses.

Monday, 16 May 2016

Britain's shop vacancy rate fell to 12.4 per cent in April, the lowest since December 2009.

Wednesday, 4 May 2016

Business conditions for the UK's SMEs stabilised over the past quarter as new orders edged higher and optimism rose about the outlook for exports, according to new research.

Monday, 25 April 2016

Manufacturing output was stable over the past quarter, despite orders falling due to weaker demand for exports.

Tuesday, 19 April 2016

More half of firms are either cutting or freezing employment as business optimism fell to lowest point in four years during the first quarter, according to the latest Global Economic Conditions Survey from ACCA and IMA.

Thursday, 14 April 2016

More than four-fifths of employees at SMEs would shop their boss for illegal or unethical practices in the workplace, according to new research.

Monday, 11 April 2016

A slowdown in the services sector has hit output and sunk UK business confidence to its lowest level in more than two years, according to new research.

Thursday, 7 April 2016

Government plans to force small firms to submit quarterly digital tax returns will be more burdensome than current arrangements and will increase record keeping and compliance costs, an independent watchdog has said.

Wednesday, 6 April 2016

SMEs signalled a more bullish outlook in the first quarter of 2016, with almost half expecting sales to increase in the months ahead, according to new research.

Friday, 1 April 2016

Consumer confidence stalled in March amid speculation that "Brexit jitters" could be behind a fall in sentiment over the past year.

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SME Toolkit

Does the start of each working week leave you with feelings of anxiety, stress or sadness? Do you find it difficult to get out of bed every Monday morning? Do you lack any motivation for the week ahead?

By Sean Blanks, marketing director of cartridgesave.co.uk.

Peer-to-peer lending and crowdfunding provides you with two ways to invest in the next big player in the market at a key stage of their development, plus make yourself a healthy return at the same time.

  • Kathryn Parsons, co-founder of Decoded, started with little more than faith and determination, but four years later it’s grown into a global business. Ahead of her appearance at Accelerate 2015 in...

  • Author, writer and marketer Ryan Holiday on how entrepreneurs need to interpret failure.

  • Sue Vizard, business coach and author of Jump Start: The Start-up Book for Your Dream Business, looks at some of the questions solo entrepreneurs should ask themselves.

  • Ian Wright, founder and chief executive of NonExecutiveDirectors.com, is bringing together SMEs and NEDs - without the hefty recruitment fees.

  • Former professional golfer turned entrepreneur Colin Stevens has had a busy 18 months. The Better Bathrooms founder has increased turnover at the firm, secured a multi-million pound investment and...

Five Minutes With

Reputation is everything when it comes to running a successful business, according to Sacha Lord-Marchionne and Sam Kandel, founders of the Warehouse Project (WHP), a series of club nights featuring DJs from all over the world, which was launched back in 2006.

After travelling the world in a corporate role, Mike Wheeler decided that he had had enough of living out of a suitcase and so got a job running a small family business.