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Property prices on the increase

According to Nationwide Building Society it could Well be good news for small businesses and sole-traders in the property industry. Continue reading

Small business owners put their staff first

According to Santander Business Banking 60% of small business owners have frozen their own pay. Even more impressively, only one in three have frozen the pay of their employees. Continue reading

Small businesses taught how to “Win the Contract”

A free online public procurement course, designed to assist small businesses bid for £220 billionof public sector contracts awarded each year was launched earlier this week. Continue reading

Has the UK finally left the recession?

According to the Office of National Statistics (ONS) the UK has finally, painfully emerged from the longest economic recession in recorded history. Continue reading

Former Dragon calls for reform

Former Dragon’s Den star, Doug Richard, has highlighted a number of points that he believes will assist the UK’s economic growth post-recession. Continue reading

Top Ten Tips to Enhance Customer Service

According to a recent study UK businesses have lost over £3.39 billion worth of business over the last two years due to poor customer service and an inability to meet the needs of the consumer. So what can companies do to prevent this from happening? Continue reading

Market Research for Small business

Market Research is an excellent method of collecting information about the market in which your business operates or intends to operate. But how do you do it?! Continue reading

Interest rates – is the Bank of England Playing a Dangerous Game

With no plans to increase the interest rates for the foreseeable future and the impending doom of inflation the question has to be asked – is the Bank of England playing a dangerous game with the UK’s economy? Continue reading

Government to seek out credit for small business

The government have announced that they will seek out new sources of finance for small businesses Continue reading

Construction industry on the road to a slow recovery

The Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply (CIPS) recently reported that the construction industry has shown a marginal increase in recovery. Continue reading