The Recession small business archive.


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


Going green doesn’t help SMEs in the red

Environmental concerns have been pushed to one side as the recession has forced small businesses to refocus their priorities.


Blue Mondays

Workers are turning to antidepressants as a consequence of challenging market conditions.


UK emerges from recession

The UK economy grew by 0.1 per cent in the last quarter of 2009 officially ending the recession.

Business Ideas & Planning

Start-ups defy recession

Microsoft, Hewlett Packard and General Electric were all founded during slumps - proving the tenacity of great business ideas.


SMEs see ray of hope

A large proportion of small businesses believe the worst of the recession is behind them.


Recession businesses ‘need trade credit insurance’

Trade credit insurance is 'vital' in helping companies survive the current economic troubles, it has been claimed.

Accounts & Tax

Ten recession-beating tips

In these uncertain times it’s important to keep your cool and make the right decisions.


BRC: Recession not imminent

Growth in sales may slow but the economy will not go into recession, the British Retail Consortium (BRC) predicts.

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16 ways to improve your business cash flow

Read here for 16 tried and tested tips and tricks to improve potential cash flow problems

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Agility – the new rocket fuel for today’s SMBs

How Microsoft Teams is helping small businesses stay nimble

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Six ways to boost your small company’s culture with technology

Getting the most from Microsoft Teams to help build a common purpose and connection within your business

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Five ways to boost SMB cyber defence so you can focus on growth

Want to boost your cybersecurity? Check out these five ways to strengthen your defences against attacks