Access to finance is tricky, with a third of businesses turned down at least once for a business loan or funding over the past three years, and 12 per cent turned down on multiple occasions.
Now the government has invoked Article 50 and formally started the UK’s withdrawal from the EU single market, SMEs with business concerns are braced for impact.
As we trigger Article 50 and enter the unknown, many of us are wondering what is happening between the SME and venture funding. Let’s have a closer look at the facts.
A new KPMG report has detailed what appears to be a business confidence increase, as UK VC investment has risen in Q1 2017.
UK immigration has increased rapidly during the last 20 years, but that’s changing now, and it can have a dramatic impact on British businesses.
Brits will undoubtedly be looking for major change after prime minister Theresa May triggered Article 50. However, March 2017 economic statistics remind us that Brexit is a two-year affair – so we don’t have to fear any hard-hitting figures just yet.
Article 50 has been triggered, and Charlie Mullins is calling for government transparency to make the process more palatable for remainers and the business community.
A letter to European council president Donald Tusk announced that Article 50 has been triggered, starting a two-year countdown until Britain leaves the EU. But while MPs congratulate prime minister Theresa May on her wording, we wondered what UK industry leaders had to say.
As an entrepreneur and business owner who championed remaining, Charlie Mullins firmly believes the Brexit plan must encourage collaboration with the EU.
Judging by this week’s omnishambles Budget, the Treasury would indeed be more at home with Jeremy Corbyn.
As the triggering of Article 50 gathers steam, Gina Miller told the First Women Summit that they must never be afraid to have ambition and display power.
The events of 2016 created a great deal of uncertainty, so it’s important to focus on the things SMEs can do now to manage impending legislation and, ultimately, make life easier in the coming year.