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Holiday property tax carnage for tourist sector SMEs

New tax regime threatens holiday property sectorThe Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) today warns that 8 out of 10 small businesses in the holiday property sector could face bankruptcy, if a new tax regime comes into force next year without challenge.

By News Desk 25th November 2009 at 16:52 | Read more ...

Do it yourself marketing resource launched

DIY PR and marketing for small businessesIf you want to see the name of your business in lights, then a new resource to help SMEs learn how to make the most of marketing and PR, RunMarketing, launched by SmallBizPod’s very own specialist contributor Chris Lee, is well worth looking into. As Chris is wont to tell us here, marketing isn’t rocket science, but some free guidance from someone in the know, is always handy.

By News Desk 25th November 2009 at 10:21 | Read more ...

Current inflation rate – October 2009

CPI and RPI rise in October 2009The latest official inflation data reveal a sharp rise in the Consumer Prices Index (CPI), up by 0.4% to 1.5% in October compared to the previous month. The increase was expected by many and prompted by fuel prices falling a lot less this year than last.

By News Desk 17th November 2009 at 18:15 | Read more ...

The Pitch 2009 winner – Anthony Lau of Cyclehoop grabs startup pitching glory

thepitchAs Global Entreprneuership Week gets off to a flying start, entrepreneurs, startups and judges including Doug Richard, Apprentice winner Tim Campbell and millionaire plumber Charlie Mullins gathered in London for the finals of The Pitch 2009.

By News Desk 16th November 2009 at 16:24 | Read more ...

Startups Awards 2009 winners – Three Sixty Entertainment grabs top award

Winners of the Startups Awards 2009It seems to be the week to dish out awards to businesses large and small. Hot on the heels of the National Business Awards, come the gongs for the winners of the Startups Awards 2009. SmallBizPod was there to keep track and celebrate the success of UK start-ups.

By News Desk 13th November 2009 at 15:04 | Read more ...

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