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  • September 09, 2011 - Anonymous

    Growth of online sales cut by half

    Small businesses’ online sales in the second quarter of this year grew at half the rate they did in the same period in 2010, research has found.

  • September 09, 2011 - Anonymous

    Town centres suffer as spending slows

    Six English towns have been highlighted as having the highest number of empty shops in Great Britain, with each seeing nearly a third of stores vacant, research has found.

  • September 06, 2011 - Anonymous

    Two-thirds more firms take on freelancers

    The number of businesses taking on freelance staff increased by more than two-thirds in the last 12 months, research by recruitment agency People Per Hour has found.

  • September 06, 2011 - Anonymous

    Business owners trust peers more than banks for financial advice

    One in ten business owners don’t know where to turn for financial advice, and those that do are more likely to trust their peers than their banks, research has found.

  • September 06, 2011 - Anonymous

    Free events put small firms in the Angels Den

    Start-ups and business owners seeking equity investment will be able to access free advice on pitching to business angels, following the launch of a series of free events by the British Library.

  • September 06, 2011 - Anonymous

    Green small firms offered £40k funding

    Climate-conscious small firms have until 4 November to pitch for up to £40,000 of funding by entering the Shell Springboard awards.

  • September 02, 2011 - Anonymous

    Accounts filing to be reduced for smallest firms

    Businesses with fewer than ten employees could benefit from reduced accounting obligations, under new plans unveiled by the Government.

  • September 02, 2011 - Anonymous

    Services sector sales at two-year low

    Sales in the UK services sector fell at the fastest rate since November 2009 in the three months to August, research by the Confederation of British Industry (CBI) has found.

  • September 02, 2011 - Anonymous

    Five-day cheque clearance is too long, says Treasury Committee

    Banks and the UK Payments Council must work together to speed up cheque processing so they take less than five days to clear, the Treasury Select Committee has said.

  • September 02, 2011 - Anonymous

    More than 300,000 small firms to pay no rates for 12 months

    More than 300,000 small firms won’t pay business rates until September 2012, new government figures have revealed.

  • August 30, 2011 - Anonymous

    Equity fund opened up to small companies

    More small businesses will be able to apply for equity under the Business Growth Fund, after the fund's qualifying criteria was lowered to include firms with a turnover of £5-£10 million.

  • August 30, 2011 - Anonymous

    One in ten town centre shops empty

    More than one in ten town centre shops were empty at the end of May, research from the British Retail Consortium (BRC) has found.

  • August 30, 2011 - Anonymous

    Cash prizes for best small IT-suppliers

    Small businesses in the IT service sector can win a £1,000 prize, following the launch of the IT Service Excellence Awards.

  • August 30, 2011 - Anonymous

    Online service helps small firms with business management

    Small-business owners can access free advice on securing finance, reducing risk and finding new customers, following the launch of a new website by Experian.

  • August 26, 2011 - Anonymous

    Businesses losing confidence in economic recovery

    Businesses are less confident about the economic outlook than they were at the start of the summer, research from accountancy firm BDO has found.

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