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SMEs

News

Nearly 17% of small businesses at risk of insolvency

Research suggests British small businesses are in more vulnerable position than SMEs in Germany and France

Outlook

Future of small business is local, personal and about data

Data and working from home are going to transform small businesses, and the SME owner-director needs to be ahead of that curve

Finding and selling to customers

Average small business makes £300,000 on Amazon

Outlook

Brexit puts more than third of UK small businesses at risk of closure

More than two fifths of UK SMEs claim that Brexit will or already has resulted in redundancies

Outlook

SMEs forecast to create 1.2m jobs in Britain over the coming year

With optimism coming from the vaccine rollout programme, UK SMEs expect to be hiring 1.2m staff over the next year

Financing

MarketFinance offers small business grants of £5,000 each

Small business owners have until December 31 to apply for first round of MarketFinance Business Booster Fund

Business Technology

Call for digital adoption fund to boost small business productivity

Tech start-ups call for a Singapore-style fund to help small businesses cover the cost of upgrading digital solutions, boosting the UK’s woeful productivity

Outlook

Small businesses in the UK worth an average of £90,000

The UK small business values are dropping – the average worth of a small business has fallen from £94,000 in 2016 to £90,000 in 2017.

Management

SME expenditure totals an average £1 million a year

UK small businesses spend on average £1 million a year on business expenditure, according to new research.

Outlook

Small businesses propping up the UK economy

Small businesses are making big money for the UK economy, according to a study of the cities with the best potential for SMEs.

Advice

Manifesto for success

Read our ten-point list of the policies entrepreneurs, experts and business groups believe the next government should implement in order to support SMEs.

Opportunities

Family support vital for SMEs

Over half of small businesses feel their families provide more support and practical advice than their financial service provider or local business support organisation, according to research from insurance provider Brighter Business.

Partner content

Can businesses save money on CBILS repayment costs by refinancing for a RLS loan?

Your business could save money on CBILS repayments by refinancing for an RLS loan – Funding Options tells us how

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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

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What is public liability insurance, and does it cover Covid-19 claims?

Public liability insurance can cover your small business if a third party has an accident or injury. But does public liability insurance cover claims made against your business arising from Covid-19?

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Business insurance everything you need to know

Every small business may need to be insured at some level. But which policies are must-haves, and which are optional? Edward Murray guides you through the maze