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


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.

Business management

How to demand more from your suppliers without damaging relationships

Pedro Paulo, CEO of e-procurement company Gatewit, gives tips on getting the most from your suppliers.


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.


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.


Public procurement: size matters

Size does matter when it comes to bagging Government contracts, according to small business lobby group the Federation of Small Businesses (FSB).

Business Technology

How to grow a global creative agency in record time

Find out how creative agency, Myth Studio, used technology to grow their business and quadruple their staff count in 18 months

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Attracting and keeping top talent through Total Reward

Employment benefits specialist, Drewberry, explain why you should base your benefits around a Total Reward Strategy

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5 things every small business owner needs to know before starting

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What is professional indemnity insurance?

Professional indemnity insurance provides cover if somebody sues your business and they allege that your advice caused financial loss or damaged their brand. It’s not just for accountants and lawyers but for anyone offering a personal service, even web designers