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SME growth plans stall without funding

A poll of small business owners has found that seven in ten firms with growth plans say they won't be able to achieve their objectives without an injection of finance...

Date: 7 June 2022 By:

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Small business vacancies reach new high

As the number of small business job vacancies soars above 500,000, a new study has investigated what small business owners are looking for in their next employee...

Date: 24 May 2022 By:

Lending to small firms hits all-time low

Applications for small business loans are down and approvals are also at a record low according to the findings of a new poll of SMEs by the Federation of Small Businesses...

Date: 17 May 2022 By:

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Millennial business owners turn to TikTok for sales

Small business usage of social media channels for marketing and sales - including Facebook, Instagram and TikTok - has risen significantly since the beginning of the pandemic...

Date: 10 May 2022 By:

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eBay hits the road to support online entrepreneurs

The eBay Business Roadshow will visit 12 cities and towns, delivering training, support and investment worth over £1 million to small online businesses across the UK...

Date: 19 April 2022 By:

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One year on: counting the cost of IR35 reform

Two new studies have found that the 2021 IR35 tax reform has had a negative impact on both freelance contractors and the businesses that employ them...

Date: 12 April 2022 By:

Small business owner worries about rising utility prices

Small firms take steps to combat escalating costs

New research has found that at least one in four small businesses are trying to protect their margins by reducing their energy usage and putting up prices...

Date: 12 April 2022 By:

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