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Pre-Budget Report 2009 – small business reaction & impact

Alistair Darling Pre-Budget Report - small business impactIn his final Pre-Budget Report before the election, Chancellor of the Exchequer, Alistair Darling offers some benefits to help SMEs, but the overall package is short of what most small business groups wanted. Here are the key facts, feedback and opinion.

By News Desk 9th December 2009 at 14:24 | Read more ...

Christmas cheer for high street retailers?

Positive pre-Christmas retail salesSales on the high street have grown at their fastest rate for two years according to the latest Distributive Trades Survey from the Confederation of British Industries (CBI). The survey showed 40% of retailers had seen sales volumes rise in the year to November.

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

E-Myth legend Michael Gerber in London

Michael Gerber event London 8 DecemberNot so long ago, SmallBizPod interviewed Michael Gerber, the author of the best-selling e-myth books.  And a fascinating insight into the man and his business philosophy it was.  It turns out he’s in London on 8th December for a not to be missed evening event.

By News Desk 27th November 2009 at 12:30 | Read more ...

Mid-sized firms lead late payment improvement

Late payment of commercial debts easesThe bain of most small businesses’ lives, late payment, has improved markedly during October, suggesting a recovery in business and consumer confidence are having a real impact on the lifeblood of UK SMEs – cashflow.

By News Desk 26th November 2009 at 10:32 | Read more ...

Small business awards – get your business noticed in 2010

Small business awards 2010Whatever the size or sector of your business, there’s always an award you can enter to give you and your staff the chance to be recognised, and improve your reputation and profile. Here are the latest awards, plucked from the SmallBizPod inbox.

By News Desk 26th November 2009 at 10:00 | Read more ...

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