JD SPORTS ACQUIRES MEN’S CLOTHING BRAND PRETTY GREEN SECURING 67 JOBS
Pretty Green, the boutique men’s clothing brand, has been sold to JD Sports following the appointment of Joint Administrators Nicholas O’Reilly and Simon Thomas from retail restructuring specialists Moorfields Advisory, on 28 March 2019.Read more>
How unlocking potential could depend on a firm’s vision
It is widely accepted that business success is based on delivering the true potential of an organisation to the customer, be that in terms of physical products or ideas.Read more>
Making a decision on business premises – what to consider
Have you ever considered the potential importance of deciding on business premises? It might not be the first thing that springs to mind for an SME to consider, but it could have a significant impact on how successful you are down the line.Read more>
Why digital skills are so important
Modern business is becoming increasingly reliant on technology and that means businesses require staff with a wide array of digital skills.Read more>
How mobile data roaming is impacting on businesses
While expanding and exporting into overseas markets is an important part of business growth, new research suggests firms could be losing millions on mobile data usage.Read more>
Are late payments costing UK companies?
Three in five small companies in the UK were faced with clients or customers who failed to pay invoices on time in the past 12 months.Read more>
Why SMEs are right to be concerned over energy costs
Small businesses in the UK have expressed concerns regarding the running costs of their business, listing the price of electricity as their primary fear in a recent survey.Read more>
Cash flow concerns keep UK SMEs grounded
The news this month that the majority of UK SMEs are predicting growth will have been music to the ears of small business owners everywhere.Read more>
3 key questions that a struggling business should consider
When those in charge of a small company eventually come to terms with the fact that they are struggling, it is essential that big questions are asked as quickly as possible.Read more>
First-time entrepreneurs and the common mistakes they make
It is easy to see why the idea of becoming an entrepreneur can be appealing. You can become your own boss, take control of the creative process and potentially use your ideas to create a successful company.Read more>
Working on a small budget – tops tips for SMEs
Almost every SME will start off life with a limited budget. However, it is what you do with that budget that is likely to define how successful you are in the early stages of operation.Read more>
Could an obsession with spreadsheets be slowing business growth?
Business operations and processes need to be well documented, but new research has suggested that doing so could be costing smaller businesses time and money.Read more>
Are SMEs putting themselves at risk by not recruiting mature workers?
Small businesses could be missing out on the skills and experience of older workers, if the latest findings from the CIPD are to be believed.Read more>
Could a skills shortage damage the economic recovery?
Nearly three-quarters of British businesses have expressed concerns that a potential skills shortage could damage the economic recovery in years to come.Read more>
Improving workforce productivity – why is it so important?
Productivity in the workplace can be a highly influential factor in finding business success, but the latest research suggests more could be done by UK businesses.Read more>
UK SMEs highlight cash flow issues amid growth reports
A new report firm Western Union Business Solutions suggests that 70% of SMEs are predicting growth in the coming year.Read more>
International links could be vital to SME expansion
Only a quarter of SMEs are currently exporting according to new research, potentially impacting on their ability to expand.Read more>
How SMEs can do battle for top talent
As a greater number of smaller companies look to hire following the economic upturn, a battle for the best talent begins.Read more>
Zurich research highlights plight of UK SMEs
The UK economy may be showing signs of recovery but one in eight small firms have still faced closure in recent months, according to new research.Read more>