Sticking with the downward trend for this year, the number of SMEs trading internationally decreased slightly from 30 per cent in Q2 to 28 per cent in Q3.
Although the majority of SMEs have yet to put Brexit-proofing plans in place, since Article 50 was triggered, 32 per cent have upped business development activity, and 27 per cent have decreased their costs.
The British skills gap is a problem for businesses with ambitions of scaling up. How can you make sure you have access to the right talent?
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.
Kicking off the first in our GDPR doctors series, we’ve broken down the basics of GDPR to help provide business owners with a solid foundation on where to get started.
Britain is moving closer towards its stated export target according to a report from international payments provider WorldFirst, in large part due to online marketplaces.
Nearly two-thirds of SMEs (65 per cent) are concerned about the state of the global economy, and only seven per cent believe international trade is the greatest growth opportunity available to them, according to a new study.
Julius Caesar was an early adopter (“I came, I saw, I conquered”), Napoleon Bonaparte took up the mantel, Benito Mussolini fancied himself as such and Adolf Hitler came within an ace of succeeding. Now we have Jean-Claude Juncker.
A possible Brexit skills gap has prompted many businesses to start looking elsewhere for tech talent.
Trading overseas is fraught with challenges, and one important thing is to keep an eye on domestic currencies.
John Savage has big plans for his heating and plumbing business but has hit a road block when it comes to finding the requisite people to hire, a recruitment headache he’s hoping won’t persist.
Laughing Gravy Owner Jon Wise explains how his restaurant has been affected by Brexit and how he chooses suppliers he can trust.