Author:

Dom Walbanke

Business Loans

Alternative business funding for small businesses

UK SMEs collectively missed out on £3.6bn of funding from traditional lenders in 2021

News

CBI calls for Cobra-style emergency committee for economy

Recession ‘a very live concern’ as CBI outlines 7 interventions to boost growth before autumn budget

News

Lending to small businesses hits all-time low

New findings from the FSB show successful finance applications plummeting to lowest level on record

Employing & managing staff

Outsourcing HR v inhouse HR management

HR has the power to shape an organisation’s culture and future. Whether that’s achieved through an in-house team or outsourcing depends on your business’s priorities

News

Help to Grow scheme losing traction with small businesses

Only 2,500 small businesses have enrolled on the £520m scheme to date, falling short on the government’s target of 30,000 by 2025

Business Technology

How to choose a cybersecurity solution for your small business

The frequency of cyberattacks is rising, with 39 per cent of businesses reporting cybersecurity breaches over the last 12 months

News

Half of small businesses operating below capacity

Half of small firms not expecting growth this year as rising costs and supply chain disruption impact business

Blog

Who was the thriftiest dragon in this series of Dragons’ Den?

As another series of Dragons’ Den comes to an end, who splashed the most cash, and which dragon hoarded the most gold?

Blog

Dragons’ Den: Steven’s ultimatum, S19, Ep 14

Caffeine chews for energy, a moveable webcam and diverse Christmas fairies were the propositions thrown to our snarling dragons this week

News

Half a million jobs in small businesses at risk

Insolvencies expected to increase by 21% this year as small firms face myriad challenges, according to research

Blog

Dragons’ Den – sharing is caring, S19, Ep 13

It was a family-themed show tonight, featuring… references to Las Vegas and an “immature” brand name

News

Two thirds of councils haven’t paid Covid rates relief

The £1.5bn Covid-19 Additional Relief Fund was to help businesses that did not already qualify for the £16bn pandemic business rates holiday

Partner content

4 small business functions that must be automated for greater profits

Can technology help you create more efficient business models? In this article, we explore how you can use technology to boost your business

Partner content

It’s time the UK’s small businesses got the seamless communications and collaboration tools they need

Why seamless collaboration is crucial for UK small businesses and what tools can help

Partner content

Flexible work is making cybersecurity tougher for UK SMBs. It’s time they got the tools, and the platform, to defend themselves

The cybersecurity landscape for small businesses and the tips and tools that can help

Partner content

How to enhance your customer and employee experiences using Uber Vouchers

This article explains how Uber Vouchers can enhance both your customer and employee experience