Tag: small businesses

Small Firms Still Subject to Olympics Gagging Orders

Posted on 29 March, 2013 by Kirsten Kennedy under Business News

When London won the Olympic Games, promoters including London Olympic chief executive Lord Coe promised that the legacy would do wonders for UK businesses. Many believed that the Games would usher in a new era of prosperity for their companies, with their... Read More

Cable Invests in Lending for SMEs

Posted on 27 March, 2013 by Kirsten Kennedy under Business News

As Britain’s economy struggles to emerge from recession, it appears that the government is investing its hopes in SMEs leading the way to recovery with aspects of the recent budget reflecting this. However, Business Secretary Vince Cable has now... Read More

Over Half of SMEs Unhappy with the UK Tax System

Posted on 5 March, 2013 by MOVEHUT under Business News

And 94 per cent say Business Rates are too high! As the Coalition reaches the halfway-point of its five-year term of office, research among Forum of Private Business (FPB) members shows that more than half of small businesses in the UK disapprove of the... Read More

One in Ten SMEs Fear Closure by the End of 2013

Posted on 16 February, 2013 by MOVEHUT under Business News

A majority companies believe that the latest changes to government policies will have no positive outcome on their business, leaving SMEs to manage for themselves, a recent survey reveals. The Viking Small Business Barometer survey communicates with... Read More

Government Extends Start-Up Loans Scheme

Posted on 9 January, 2013 by MOVEHUT under Business News

The government is extending its start-up loans scheme, which offers young entrepreneurs loans of around £2,500 to help them start new businesses. The scheme had originally been targeted at 18-to-24-year-olds, but is now being extended to those aged up to... Read More

MP Calls for Small Business Saturday

Posted on 4 January, 2013 by Neil Bird under Business News

Shadow Business Secretary Chuka Umunna has proposed the adoption of a Small Business Saturday scheme in the UK to boost the fortunes of independent retailers. Small Business Saturday was devised by American Express and launched in the US in 2010 on the... Read More

Google Launches new Pilot Scheme in Liverpool to Help Small Commercial Properties Increase their Online Potential

Posted on 29 September, 2011 by MOVEHUT under Business News, Commercial Developments, Industry News

Google UK has launched a new scheme offering commercial property businesses advice and support to maximise their Search Engine Optimisation (SEO).... Read More