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Small business retailers badly affected by VAT increase

Small business retailers severely affected by the increase in VAT, raising concerns amongst many economists and business owners. Continue reading

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Small business growth on the upswing

UK small business growth is on the upswing, however, The Open University and British Chambers of Commerce warn that they still need adequate support to help maintain sustained growth. Continue reading

A Survival Guide To Redundancy

Have you or someone you know been made redundant recently? Maybe you’ve been unfairly dismissed – check out this Squidoo lens on redundancy and how to survive it Continue reading

Small businesses urged to adopt environmentally friendly practices

The ACCA is urging small businesses to adopt best sustainability practices to help prevent damage to the environment Continue reading

Double-Dip Unemployment Feared

A recent study by the Office of National Statistics (ONS) has revealed that UK unemployment hit 2.5 million in the three months leading up to November 2010. Continue reading

Credit Card Fraud Affects 13 Million Brits

Check out the latest from Creditwindow – interesting article on credit card fraud and how it’s affecting British consumers: Credit Card Fraud Affects 13 Million Brits. A recent study has revealed that 13 million people throughout the UK have been the victims of credit card and debit card fraud.

Small businesses urged to improve customer service

Small businesses are urged to improve their customer service or risk losing repeat business and the wider implications of negative PR. Continue reading

Small Businesses Affected By Record High Fuel Prices

Record high fuel prices are severely impacting small businesses, the Federation of Small Business has revealed. Continue reading

British Economy Drops In Fourth Quarter

A recent study by the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC) has revealed that economic growth saw a drop in the fourth quarter of 2010. Continue reading

Loan Demand Amongst Small Business To Fall

A recent survey of loan companies by the Bank of England has revealed that credit demand amongst small businesses is likely to fall. Continue reading