The Procurement small business archive.


MBH wants to buy up to 20 small businesses a year

MBH offers way for entrepreneurs to enjoy advantages of being publicly listed company while retaining 100% control of their business


Whitehall fails its own test, rewarding outsourcers who pay SMEs late

Outsourcers who fail to pay small business on time could be barred from Government contracts. But Whitehall has form when it comes to ignoring its own test, according to research

Accounts & Tax

Late payers to small business could be barred from public sector contracts

Some of the biggest Government outsources face being axed from public-sector contracts if they fail to start paying small businesses on time

Business management

How small businesses can expand into the public sector

The public sector procurement system is daunting for many SMEs, but in this piece, Penny Godfrey of Millstream reveals how SMEs can make the process easier.


Research shows SMEs struggle without a procurement function

Procurement is just as vital for SMEs as it is for large corporates, according to new research.


How small businesses can take advantage of on-shoring and deglobalisation

Here, Duncan Brock explains how UK small businesses are in a great position to take advantage of the current political climate.

Finding and selling to customers

How to write a successful tender

Here, Celestine Ekpenyong looks at how a small business should go about submitting a successful tender.


Government to help SMEs win contracts

The government has announced the launch of a new website to help businesses find public sector contracting opportunities worth more than £10,000.


Procurement reform little help for SMEs

The government’s plans to make it easier for SMEs to apply for public sector contracts have been met with frustration by small businesses.


Cautious welcome for procurement reform

Small businesses have welcomed the new government initiative to make it easier for small and medium enterprises (SMEs) to compete for public sector contracts.


Government to review procurement

A review into the public sector contract procurement process has been welcomed by the Federation of Small Businesses (FSB), which hopes it will lead to a fairer deal for firms.

Partner content

How to prepare for business growth in 2022

The team at Funding Options explain how to prepare for business growth in 2022

Partner content

Tide to empower small businesses to optimise cash flow with insights tool

Tide is introducing a Cashflow Insights tool to help small businesses mitigate delays in payment and improve their credit score

Partner content

Business Current Account Masterclass

Tune into the Masterclass from the Current Account Switch Service to find out why you should switch your business account pronto

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How should I select my business broadband provider?

As with any supplier, it’s important to do your research and ask important questions before you select a broadband provider for your business. But what are the must-have things you should take into consideration?