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Why SMEs need to focus on staff management

The summer period can be an odd one for many small businesses, as many clients and staff often choose to jet off on their holidays.

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Why exporting SMEs must watch exchange rates closely

The world of finance can be a highly volatile one, with stock markets and exchange rates fluctuating on a daily basis.

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Small firms suffer at hands of planning authorities

Local planning authorities and regulations could be costing small construction firms millions of pounds, according to new research.

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Could SMEs be missing out on finance options?

Investors believe that more than half of the UK’s small businesses could be cutting off some potential sources of finance, according to new research.

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Why SMEs must watch out for roll-over energy contracts

Small businesses from across the UK are potentially losing millions of pounds as a result of roll-over energy contracts.

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Pension complexities taking their toll on SMEs

Thousands of firms across the UK are struggling to come to terms with the complexity of pension requirements and could even be set to miss their deadlines.

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UK enterprises left counting the cost of poor advice

Poor professional advice has caused 320,000 enterprises to lose money in the past year, according to new data from Direct Line for Business.

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Will invoice finance reform aid small businesses?

The Government has unveiled plans to remove restrictions relating to invoice finance, a move that could benefit many of the nation’s small businesses.

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How businesses should focus on health and worker wellbeing

Poor health and wellbeing standards among the UK’s working population could be having a negative impact on performance and growth.

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SMEs face financial turmoil as half of invoices are overdue

Around a quarter of the UK’s small and medium-sized businesses could be at risk of financial downfall due to large number of unpaid invoices.

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Why businesses must focus on quality over quantity

Productivity is an area of focus for many small firms in the current economic climate and a new report has revealed what actions could be beneficial for enhancing business.

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Property Views Summer Edition 2015

A newsletter for lenders and professionals exploring the challenges and opportunities facing the distressed real estate sector.

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Why SMEs cannot afford to ignore crime

More than half of the UK’s small businesses have been targeted by crime during their existence, costing owners thousands of pounds, new research suggests.

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Bad debt continues to hinder SME growth

A quarter of the UK’s small businesses were hampered by bad debts during the last 12 months, as financial issues continued to be a stumbling block to growth.

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How auto-enrolment will affect more SMEs than previously thought

Thousands more small companies than previously thought will need to sort their finances ahead of auto-enrolment, according to new data from The Pensions Regulator.

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Do businesses stand to benefit from purchasing or renting property?

Making a decision relating to business property can have a huge impact on the future as it often ties up a large portion of finances.

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How lending issues are continuing to plague SMEs

Lending to small businesses has often made media headlines in the past due to a lack of finance being available and SMEs are suggesting this remains the case.

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How motivating staff can help SMEs save on business costs

Business owners and managers can play a key role in driving down operational costs within a firm, provided they adopt the right strategies.

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Should SMEs be worried by their reliance on friends and family?

As new research reveals that two-thirds of the UK’s smallest businesses rely on support from friends and family to stay afloat, how concerned should they be?

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Are the UK’s SMEs forgetting the elderly market?

Many retailers with an online presence could be missing out on a large portions of their potential market, according to new research.

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How missed export chances could be hampering UK small businesses

Small businesses across the UK could be missing out on much needed income as they are failing to grasp all opportunities available to them, a new study claims.

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