New data out today on business insolvency claims that SMEs have seen a reduction in sales volumes and also experienced decreased profits compared to big businesses and many are calling for urgent government assistance to help businesses survive, not just to start.
A new comprehensive and interactive calendar of key enterprise, entrepreneur and SME events throughout 2012 has been unveiled by Business Minister Mark Prisk.
LinkedIn has announced its support of the Government initiative to promote new enterprise in the UK by reducing the burden of regulation with the creation of a “Red Tape Challenge” LinkedIn Group enabling UK businesses to connect and participate in the discussion about regulations that are holding back innovative new businesses.
Four more businesses have successfully secured government support through the Regional Growth Fund (RGF) to create new jobs and boost growth in their local communities.
Since the 1980s work experience has provided important early lessons in the realities of employment for countless school pupils.
David Cameron has told small business owners that tax cuts and low interest rates rather than government spending will be key to restoring confidence in the economy.
Prime Minister David Cameron has extended an invitation to the world’s most outstanding startups to join the StartUp Games, a unique event to be held in London’s Tech City during the 2012 Paralympics, with participants and winners visiting the Olympic Park.
With 1.5 million small business websites built this year, 2012 is already being tipped to be a landmark year for entrepreneurs
The latest Insolvency Index from Experian has revealed a widening North versus South business failure divide, with southern firms faring far better than their northern counterparts. London and the South East of England saw insolvency rates decrease between October and November, while company failures increased in the North East, North West and Yorkshire.
The UK’s small manufacturing businesses risk being squeezed out of their domestic market as operational costs reach a new high, according to the latest quarterly Business Inflation Guide (BIG).