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News

4 lessons from Germany on how British SMEs can thrive post lockdown

Retail footfall in Germany has remained stubbornly low despite lockdown being lifted. Yet how German small businesses have adapted to COVID-19 offers valuable lessons

Productivity Zone

Upping productivity: how UK SMEs can rival Germany

New research reveals that UK SMEs generate less than half the output of SMEs in Germany. Here's how to improve productivity in your business.

Making Tax Digital

Why Making Tax Digital could make a large dent in the UK’s tax gap

Making Tax Digital is coming up fast and it could be the key to closing the tax gap. Brian Palmer of AAT explains why.

News

Poor onboarding continues to cost SMEs millions

Poor 'onboarding' practices are costing SMEs millions of pounds in reputation and recruitment, but getting the process right really pays off.

Employing & managing staff

The challenges SMEs face when sending employees abroad

Sending employees abroad can be challenging, but the benefits well outweigh the risks. Kevin Melton of AXA Global Healthcare takes us through the biggest potential hurdles.

Small Business Banking

NatWest pledges £1 billion in extra funding to SMEs

NatWest says that it will lend an extra £1 billion to small and medium sized enterprises over the next year.

Advice

Count pounds, not sheep: The issues keeping SME owners up at night

Lack of resources, government support and cashflow problems are some of the issues SMEs face today.

News

Five ways SMEs can prepare for the new pound coin

Here, we look at how small businesses can prepare for the new changes to the British pound coin.

Financing

How to avoid costly, common SME business mistakes

Here, Rachel Mainwaring, operations director at Creditsafe, gives her top tips for avoiding those big mistakes that can cost your business.

News

Cost of SME borrowing to soar above £50 billion in 2017

2017 borrowing from small businesses could see a 22 per cent year on year increase as confidence rises.

Advice

What is on the small business support wish list for 2017

The Small Business Taskforce was set up to fight for smaller companies as it feels like Whitehall may not have them as a priority any longer.

News

£34 billion opportunity waiting to be unlocked by SMEs

New research uncovers a £34 billion economic opportunity waiting to be unlocked from Britain’s SMEs by 2021.

Partner content

5 things every small business owner needs to know before starting

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Partner content

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

Partner content

Benefits of switching to the right business bank account

We've teamed up with the Current Account Switch Service to explain the benefits of switching your business bank account.

Partner content

Business Companion: a reliable voice in the misinformation age

Business Companion is a one-stop-shop for accurate and up-to-date legal guidance, whatever sector you’re in — and it’s all completely free