Tag: small businesses

Figures Reveal Boom in New Business Start Ups

Posted on 8 October, 2013 by MOVEHUT under Business News

The UK is on course to start up more than half a million businesses in 2013, beating last year’s record, according to statistics from StartUp Britain, the campaign to boost entrepreneurship. Over 390,000 businesses had been set up by late September... Read More

OneThird of SMEs will not comply with New Pension Rules

Posted on 5 October, 2013 by MOVEHUT under Business News

It has been a year since pensions auto-enrolment rules came into force and we're fast approaching the point at which small and medium sized businesses will be required to sign up their employees to pensions. However a recent survey has indicated that... Read More

Teenagers given Opportunity to Showcase Entrepreneurial Skills

Posted on by Kirsten Kennedy under Business News

The recession and resulting unemployment crisis made way for a wave of business start-ups, with many unable to find work instead deciding to hone their entrepreneurial skills. And while the recession may be over, the enthusiasm for self-employment remains,... Read More

Businesses Losing Out due to Customer Finances

Posted on 25 September, 2013 by Kirsten Kennedy under Business News

The recent manufacturing boom has allowed British businesses to grow, with a favourable export market giving many a chance to launch onto the international platform. However, for a number of SMEs, their growth is being hindered by their inability to... Read More

London Businesses Urged to use Olympic Experience to Drive Regeneration

Posted on 12 September, 2013 by MOVEHUT under Business News

Now that Tokyo has been chosen to play host to the 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games, British SMEs need to get involved and win business ahead of the event. Speaking at a conference in Canary Wharf, Mayor of London Boris Johnson addressed 500... Read More

Almost Half of Small Business Loan Applications Rejected by Banks

Posted on 10 September, 2013 by Kirsten Kennedy under Business News

SME lending has become a hugely contentious issue in the UK this year. On one hand, the government does not believe that sustainable growth can be achieved without small firms accessing the funds they need to expand, but on the other the banks remain wary... Read More

Small Businesses are Priced Out of Hong Kong Market

Posted on 31 July, 2013 by Jodee Redmond under Worldwide Property News

The most expensive shopping district in the world is not in New York, London, or Paris - it's on Russell Street in Hong Kong. This 150-yard stretch of luxury stores is chock full of designer brands and caters to tourists from mainland China. Over the... Read More

Banks to Release Local Lending Data

Posted on 28 July, 2013 by Kirsten Kennedy under Business News

Since the financial crash triggered full-scale recession in 2008, high street banks have proven somewhat wary about lending. This issue is limiting the growth opportunities for SMEs and has become so severe that the government has been forced to step in with... Read More

Number of Companies in Financial Distress Drops in Second Quarter

Posted on 21 July, 2013 by Kirsten Kennedy under Economy

During the course of the past months, there have been a number of indicators that the economic situation is slowly improving. Business confidence has once more reached highs not seen since before the recession, consumer confidence is rising and the commercial... Read More

SMEs in Poorer Cities at Risk from Spending Cuts

Posted on 20 July, 2013 by MOVEHUT under Economy

Small and medium-sized companies in the UK’s most vulnerable towns and cities face a particular threat from public spending cuts and the continual impact of the recession, a study has warned. Hull is one of the cities identified as being most... Read More