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  • October 28, 2011 - Anonymous

    Smallest businesses lead the way in timely payments

    Micro businesses are settling their bills more quickly than big firms, new research from credit agency Experian has highlighted.

  • October 28, 2011 - Anonymous

    Growth at risk as small firms hoard cash

    Almost two-thirds of small firms are hoarding cash rather than investing in growth because of fears over future financial difficulties, new research from Venture Finance has suggested.

  • October 25, 2011 - Anonymous

    Small firms losing confidence in economic recovery, says FSB

    Confidence among small businesses dropped sharply in the third quarter of this year, research by the Federation of Small Businesses (FSB).

  • October 25, 2011 - Anonymous

    Don’t miss out on NIC holiday, says HMRC

    Start-ups outside London, the south east and the east of England are exempt from paying employers’ National Insurance Contributions (NICs) for the first ten recruits they hire, HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) has reminded new businesses.

  • October 25, 2011 - Anonymous

    Staff want more pensions advice at work

    More than half of employees would like guidance on pensions at work, research by MetLife Assurance has found.

  • October 25, 2011 - Anonymous

    Win a year’s mentoring with Dragon Deborah Meaden

    Small-business owners with ambitious development plans can win a year’s free mentoring with Dragons’ Den star Deborah Meaden, following the launch of the Local Business Accelerators competition.

  • October 21, 2011 - Anonymous

    One in three consumers would walk away after one bad experience

    A third of consumers would not give a firm a second chance after a single bad experience, a survey by accountancy software company Sage UK has found, writes Simon Wicks.

  • October 21, 2011 - Anonymous

    North east most enterprising region, survey finds

    Small businesses in the north east are top of the table for recent performance and optimism, according to a new survey by Barclays Bank – while those in the south east are seeing confidence slipping, writes Simon Wicks.

  • October 21, 2011 - Anonymous

    Three-quarters of small firms dismissing staff unfairly

    Three-quarters of small businesses have admitted to dismissing an employee unfairly, research by business advisory firm Peninsula has highlighted.

  • October 21, 2011 - Anonymous

    Innovative firms offered £50k prize

    Innovative businesses looking to expand or develop new products or services are being given the chance to win £50,000, following the launch of HSBC’s Business Growth Grants competition.

  • October 18, 2011 - Anonymous

    Free online patent inspection service launched

    Businesses can check the status of their patent applications for free online, following the launch of a new service by the Intellectual Property Office (IPO).

  • October 18, 2011 - Anonymous

    100,000 more small companies to be exempt from audits

    An extra 100,000 small businesses could become exempt from completing an annual audit, under Government proposals to reduce financial reporting obligations.

  • October 18, 2011 - Anonymous

    Sustainable firms offered chance to boost credentials

    Innovative and sustainable small firms can compete to have their efforts recognised, following the launch of the Sustainable City awards.

  • October 18, 2011 - Anonymous

    Employers’ guide to temp worker rights published

    Employers uncertain of their responsibilities under the new agency worker rules can check their obligations, following the publication of a free guide by Acas.

  • October 14, 2011 - Anonymous

    "Tough choices must be made to avoid recession"

    The Government will need to make some tough policy choices if the economy is to avoid going into another recession, the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC) has warned.

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