6 elements that make a winning team

We deal with all sizes of business and thought this is a great article from Business Matters Magazine regarding building a successful team and retaining great staff. No successful big business owner is an island. You can keep a small business running by yourself, but if you are ready to achieve growth, then you need..

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Five Ways to Grow Your Business

We found this article on smallbusiness.co.uk and think it just reminds businesses on the areas to focus: Beauty is in the eye of the beholder, but it’s safe to say there’s one trait that’s attractive to all business owners: profitability. Any entrepreneur knows that getting your business off the ground requires a lot of time,..

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Budget 2016: Small businesses call for flat rate of tax

The majority of small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) want the Chancellor to reduce the complexity of the tax system and introduce a flat rate of tax in the upcoming Budget. Some 55 per cent of SMEs are in favour of the change, according to a survey commissioned by accountancy firm Moore Stephens. Moore Stephens’ clients say..

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SME confidence shaky against backdrop of economic uncertainty

Expectations that the economy will improve over the next 12 months are substantially down from previous highs in the last quarter, a study shows. Confidence fell 11 points in the Smith & Williamson Enterprise Index as respondents reacted to ongoing global economic instability and two successive statements from George Osborne which were 'less than friendly to SMEs'...

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Time and cost of auto-enrolment concern SMEs in 2016

Managers of UK small businesses have identified the new legal requirement to automatically enrol staff into a qualifying pension scheme as one of the biggest business challenges facing them in 2016. Some 150 managers of small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) were asked by Exemplas what the biggest challenges are that they are likely to face..

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SME growth mindset still strong but could be on the wane

Britain’s SMEs are confident of ending the year in a growth phase, although certainty is beginning to wane from the peak recorded in Q2 this year, research suggests. The number of small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) looking to grow their business has increased from last year (40 per cent compared with 36 per cent in..

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Why Cash Flow Needs More Than a Prompt Payment Code

The recent news that large businesses are still paying late is unlikely to come as much of a surprise to the 5.2 million SMEs it affects With the average SME owed around £38,186 and many expressing concerns that if this figure was to increase to £50,000 they’d risk bankruptcy, the scale of the late payment..

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