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June 27, 2014 - Rachel Miller
Our round-up of other small-business stories making the headlines this week...
June 20, 2014 - Rachel Miller
HMRC paid out £4.6 billion to businesses in refunds for corporation tax last year, according to research by accountancy group UHY Hacker Young.
More than £7 billion is lost by UK SMEs each year because they don't offer customers a wide enough choice of ways to pay, according to research by Barclaycard.
New research by YouGov and Vodafone UK has shown that what differentiates "progressive" small firms is customer focus, employee engagement and entrepreneurial leadership.
A survey by campaign group Bully-Banks has found that the Redress Scheme for firms that have been mis-sold Interest Rate Hedging Products (IRHPs) is failing small businesses.
June 13, 2014 - Rachel Miller
Vince Cable has announced a new government scheme that will allow companies to bid for a share of £100 million to help them strengthen their domestic supply chains and bring manufacturing back to the UK.
Exports are the biggest driver of business growth for nearly one fifth of UK SMEs and more than half are already exporting, according to research commissioned by software provider Exact.
The number of home-based businesses is rising thanks to low start-up costs and online opportunities.
The UK is improving as an environment for female entrepreneurs but it still lags behind European countries including France and Germany, according to new research from Dell and the GEDI Institute.
June 05, 2014 - Rachel Miller
Business secretary Vince Cable has set out new proposals to help small firms get paid on time. The new measures will require larger firms to publish information on their payment practices.
New research by Sage One has found that 72% of small business owners do not believe in luck in business. However, one in four entrepreneurs has said that luck does have an influence on success.
Businesses are being urged to take steps to protect themselves from a dangerous malware threat, which could see their data be held to ransom.
The Queen's Speech announced the introduction of the Small Business, Enterprise and Employment Bill, a significant piece of new legislation that addresses the needs of small businesses.
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