Tag: small businesses

Enterprise Zones to Benefit from Further Funding Boost

Posted on 18 July, 2013 by Kirsten Kennedy under Business News

The Enterprise Zone scheme was designed to boost Britain’s economy and create stability for the future, giving SMEs and start-ups the opportunity to acquire quality premises at an affordable cost. Mark Prisk MP By cutting business rates and providing... Read More

Service Sector Growth is Positive Sign for Economy

Posted on 8 July, 2013 by Kirsten Kennedy under Economy

Since the start of the year, when all signs indicated a significant improvement in the economic situation in this country, businesses across the board began hiring again in order to be prepared for a post-recession boom period. While retailers remain... Read More

RBS to Launch Review of Small Business Lending

Posted on 4 July, 2013 by Kirsten Kennedy under Business News

Since the banking crisis brought the issue of bad lending to light, banks have become increasingly wary of signing off on loans to small businesses. And while lending has gradually increased in recent months due to governmental pressure on the UK’s largest... Read More

Creative Start Ups to Receive Ingenious Funding

Posted on 16 June, 2013 by MOVEHUT under Business News

The venture capital group behind The Life of Pi film is launching a programme to make at least £2.25m available to the best creative and media start-ups in the UK. Ingenious Ventures has started its Ingenious Seed Investment Programme to make 15... Read More

Cyber Crime is Damaging UK SMEs

Posted on 26 May, 2013 by MOVEHUT under Business News

The Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) has warned that problems such as hacking, computer viruses and data security breaches were a “barrier to growth” that could no longer be overlooked. A report from the FSB found that cyber crime is costing... Read More

Lord Young Offers Small Businesses the Tools to Grow

Posted on 15 May, 2013 by Kirsten Kennedy under Business News

In the past few years, many proposals have been put forward as “miracle” cures for the economic situation. However, it has become increasingly apparent that growth is reliant on the businesses which operate in the UK – and this, of course, includes SMEs... Read More

Business Lending Predicted to Rise in 2013

Posted on 1 May, 2013 by Kirsten Kennedy under Economy

Since the economy took a turn for the worst in late 2008 and the country was plunged into recession, banks have been increasingly unwilling to lend to small businesses. Taxpayer bailouts have made chains such as RBS and Lloyds careful about gambling with what... Read More

Funding for Lending Scheme Granted One Year Extension

Posted on 28 April, 2013 by Kirsten Kennedy under Economy

Small businesses have struggled greatly during the economic downturn, with a combination of a drop in consumer demand and lack of lending on the part of Britain’s banking chains putting many in dire straits. Chancellor George Osborne However, the... Read More

Lack of Lending Forces Small Business to Turn to Manufacturers

Posted on 24 April, 2013 by Kirsten Kennedy under Business News

When the economic crisis led to full-scale recession in the UK many blamed the banks for the situation, claiming the larger chains had ushered in a culture of reckless lending and irresponsible investment. The taxpayer was forced to bail out chains... Read More

Commercial Property Deals are Ripe for the Picking says Specialist

Posted on 23 April, 2013 by Kirsten Kennedy under Industry News

Vacancy rates and empty property taxes have featured prominently in the news as of late indicating that, while the commercial property market may be showing signs of recovery, there is still some way to go. While this may be bad news for landlords with... Read More