From business rates to Europe, and alternative funding to a Business Link replacement – what SMEs in the UK need from the next government.
Band Aid is back. Time-travelling cars are here. And Microsoft’s new CEO shows London what he’s made of.
From a business perspective, technology is forcing a new approach. The massive, grindingly slow corporates of old, the likes of Blackberry, Blockbusters, Nokia, Navteq and Kodak, are being superseded by two guys in a garage with a start-up, leveraging new, innovative technologies. Welcome WhatsApp, Oculus Rift, Twitch, Netflix, Instagram, Waze and Xiaomi.
Exports to non-European Union countries fell by a third on the previous month in September and were down 7.4 per cent compared to the same period in 2013, according to the latest statistics from HMRC.
The European Business Angels Network has reported an increase in the proportion of women business angels. At 12 per cent, the figure is significantly higher than those reported in previous studies over the past 20 years.
The British government is urging the business nation to get exporting, but is doing business overseas too troublesome to start with?
A weakening global demand could threaten company investment and jobs, despite results showing business growth looks positive.
Despite the Chinese economy's meteoric rise, the latest figures point to a decline in British exports over the last decade.
The number of mid-sized companies receiving UKTI support to sell overseas has doubled in just seven months, according to the government.
To coincide with the launch of Export Week, female entrepreneurs are being encouraged to consider the option of growing their businesses through overseas activity.
We’ve all heard about how valuable our data is, but as a small or medium sized business, you may have dismissed it as the realm of big corporates. It sounds expensive doesn’t it? Perhaps you feel you don’t have the time, skills, or size to bother with it? Well, think again.
VAT rules for sales of telecoms, broadcasting and e-services to EU consumers are about to change. From 1 January 2015, VAT will no longer be charged based on where the business supplier is established but according to the EU country where the customer belongs.