The very latest facts, figures and SME statistics.

Staff beat £230 million a day cost of big freeze

It’s already being called the hardest winter for 25 years, but how are small businesses coping with the snow and ice challenge?

By News Desk | 7th January 2010 at 9:10 | Read more ...

Christmas cheer for high street retailers?

Retail sales boost ahead of Christmas promises a season of good will for the high street.

By News Desk | 27th November 2009 at 13:46 | Read more ...

Big decline in UK business failures in Q3 2009

Could further data showing business insolvencies are slowing, suggest the worst of the recession is over for UK small businesses?

By News Desk | 13th October 2009 at 18:42 | Read more ...

Small businesses failing to secure against ID theft

As National Identity Fraud Prevention Week begins, new research reveals 36% of SMEs have no policy on how to handle sensitive documents.

By News Desk | 12th October 2009 at 16:15 | Read more ...

Business failure rates fall to one year low

Further glimmers of hope for the economy revealed by a slowing in the number of UK businesses going into administration.

By News Desk | 21st September 2009 at 15:02 | Read more ...

Mood of UK manufacturers brightens

CBI Industrial Trends Survey reveals things are looking up for the UK manufacturing sector.

By News Desk | 19th August 2009 at 12:46 | Read more ...

Company insolvencies on the rise in Q2 2009

The number of business failures continues to rise as recession brings more pain and more closures during 2009.

By News Desk | 7th August 2009 at 16:53 | Read more ...

SMEs predict export-led growth in Q3 2009

Export growth to lead UK’s medium-sized manufacturing companies back to growth, according to latest survey.

By News Desk | 3rd August 2009 at 14:25 | Read more ...

Entrepreneurs fail to axe costs as growth stalls

Annual survey of entrepreneurship in the UK exposes weaknesses businesses must put right, if they are to survive the recession.

By News Desk | 28th July 2009 at 0:31 | Read more ...

Late payment ripple effect hits half UK firms

Late payment is still a big headache for 2.38 million UK small firms according to new research.

By News Desk | 3rd July 2009 at 13:45 | Read more ...

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