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October 30, 2015 - Rachel Miller
Post-1992 universities, including ex-polytechnics, are better at encouraging entrepreneurship than Russell Group universities, according to new research.
Paper records, desk diaries, payment by cheque - despite the rise of the smartphone and online tools, many micro business owners are still using old-fashioned methods to manage their business.
Ahead of the Chancellor's Spending Review and Autumn Statement in November, the British Chambers of Commerce have called on the Government to focus on boosting investment, exports, training and infrastructure.
New research reveals that most UK SMEs only get legal advice as a last resort; and industry bodies are calling for legal service providers to offer more affordable advice to small firms.
Our round-up of other small business stories making the headlines this week...
October 23, 2015 - Rachel Miller
The Forum of Private Business is warning that despite the rise in the number of small businesses, not enough is being done by the Government to encourage business owners to take on new employees.
UK service sector SMEs are wasting over £414 million per annum on unnecessary energy expenditure according to a new report.
The UK economy could get a £92 billion boost if businesses fully develop their digital potential, equivalent to 2.5% of GDP. And SMEs could grow at three times the rate of larger firms as a result.
A tiny group of UK small firms are making a significant contribution to UK economic growth and even reviving regions, according to a new report.
October 16, 2015 - Rachel Miller
The number of firms reporting that sick staff are coming into work has increased for the fifth year in a row.
The number of private sector businesses in the UK has hit 5.4 million, a new record.
Small and medium-sized businesses grow progressively faster as their ability to borrow increases, according to new research.
More and more consumers no longer trust that social media platforms, government and businesses will keep their data safe online according to new research.
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