SME Policy

Blog posts related to SME policy and its impact on small businesses and entrepreneurs.

Business Link – gatekeeper or facilitator?

Ask business owners about their experiences of Business Link and you’ll often hear the negatives pile up.
Out of touch, lacking in real entrepreneurial experience, off-putting, too old, irrelevant. …

By | 11th July 2007 at 5:03 pm | Read more ...

EU Threatens Online Retailers

Small businesses that sell over the internet could be crippled by increased costs or leave themselves open to significant legal risk, if an amendment to European Union (EU) legislation known as Rome …

By | 23rd April 2007 at 12:34 pm | Read more ...

Crime Against Business Forgotten and Unreported

According to the Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) today 20% of all crime in Britain is against businesses, but 40% of employers fail to report it because they feel the police will do …

By | 6th March 2007 at 11:11 pm | Read more ...

EU Targets 25% Red Tape Cut

Bureaucracy is almost a synonym for red tape.  The EU is almost the apotheosis of bureaucracy.
Businesses large and small will therefore be welcoming the much heralded announcement yesterday that the …

By | 20th February 2007 at 3:57 pm | Read more ...

Enterprise Week 2007

Just a quick date for your diary.
Despite a certain amount of criticism from various quarters for last year’s event, Enterprise Week is set to continue and is scheduled to run from 12th-18th …

By | 31st January 2007 at 5:35 pm | Read more ...

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