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December 19, 2014 - Rachel Miller
Small businesses are failing to meet the changing needs of consumers when it comes to online and mobile commerce according to a new survey.
The latest EU Business Barometer survey by the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC) has found that most UK businesses still want to remain in the EU.
Becoming an entrepreneur is the top career aspiration amongst young people aged 18 to 25.
The majority of small business owners will work at some point during the Christmas holidays, with almost half spending more than three hours a day on work tasks.
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December 12, 2014 - Rachel Miller
Almost half (46%) of UK small businesses are planning to grow in the next year but many are still unaware of the alternative finance options available to them.
Almost one in five small firms has experienced “supply chain bullying”, according to new research by the Federation of Small Businesses.
Economic growth in 2014 is set to reach a new seven-year high – despite the fact that the British Chambers of Commerce has downgraded its UK GDP growth forecast for 2014 from 3.2% to 3.0%.
A fifth of UK companies are now under constant attack from cyber criminals and the ISP and hosting sectors have become key targets, according to new research by Radware.
December 05, 2014 - Rachel Miller
Almost half of British shoppers are expected to support Small Business Saturday on 6th December and individual shoppers are expected to spend almost £25 each in local independent retailers on the day.
George Osborne has delivered a raft of measures this week designed to boost the economy and support businesses in what was his last Autumn Statement before the next general election.
More than 40% of businesses have chosen to delay their start date for auto-enrolment since the scheme was introduced and more are expected to postpone compliance as SMEs approach their deadline.
Immediate action must be taken to improve skill levels in order to boost UK productivity, wages and social mobility.
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