Will the high street ever be the same?
Simon Thomas, Partner at Moorfields, explores where the issues really lie for retailers and restaurateurs in wake of recent closures and CVA’s.Read more>
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.Read more>
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.Read more>
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.Read more>
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.Read more>
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.Read more>
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.Read more>
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.Read more>
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.Read more>
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.Read more>
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.Read more>
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.Read more>
Property Views Summer Edition 2015
A newsletter for lenders and professionals exploring the challenges and opportunities facing the distressed real estate sector.Read more>
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.Read more>
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.Read more>
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.Read more>
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.Read more>
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.Read more>
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.Read more>
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?Read more>
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.Read more>
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.Read more>