Case London doesn't retail overseas, and yet its staff speaks 19 different languages. This is the reality of catering to London's affluent global consumers, who part with serious amounts of cash in the capital's department stores every day.
Businesses across Britain could be losing out on billions of pounds of support available right now on their doorsteps. Accessing local help could transform the fortunes of so many entrepreneurs.
The creators of a urinal-operated videogame have managed to raise £250,000 through crowdfunding – after being turned down by Dragons' Den investors last year.
Running an SME can be hugely rewarding, but it comes as no surprise that it can also be a tough task.
techUK, a campaign aiming to create 500,000 new tech jobs by 2020 was launched in London today.
Amongst working adults 26 per cent are using their phones for some form of financial or banking transaction, with 16 per cent intending to try mobile banking.