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What are the most and least expensive cities to run a small business in the UK?…

March 30, 2016 – 6:50 am | Comments Off on What are the most and least expensive cities to run a small business in the UK?…
What are the most and least expensive cities to run a small business in the UK?…

New research undertaken by business energy comparison specialists Love Energy Savings has highlighted the most and least expensive places to run a small business in the UK.
The organisation used a combination of its own regional …

CircusMASH crowned the Intuit QuickBooks ‘Small Business Big Success’ winner and awarded £20,000 prize package…

March 29, 2016 – 7:00 am | Comments Off on CircusMASH crowned the Intuit QuickBooks ‘Small Business Big Success’ winner and awarded £20,000 prize package…
CircusMASH logo

London, March 23rd 2016 – CircusMASH, the Birmingham-based circus organisation, was crowned winner of the second Intuit QuickBooks Small Business Big Success award at a gala dinner held this week at Villa Park, home of …

“Social shoppers” could spark life into the UK high street…

December 4, 2015 – 6:30 am | Comments Off on “Social shoppers” could spark life into the UK high street…
Kirstie Allsopp

Kirstie Allsopp, American Express Small Shop Ambassador, urges shoppers to share their great experiences ahead of Small Business Saturday on 5 December 2015
Kind words cost nothing but when posted on social media they could be worth …

Phil Foster Comments on behalf of Local Small Businesses…

November 26, 2015 – 6:00 am | Comments Off on Phil Foster Comments on behalf of Local Small Businesses…
Phil Foster Comments on behalf of Local Small Businesses…

25th November, 2015 – In reaction to today’s Autumn Budget & Spending Review, Phil Foster, MD at business energy comparison website Love Energy Savings, has provided the following analysis.

HR lifeline for small businesses…

September 7, 2015 – 7:00 am | Comments Off on HR lifeline for small businesses…
HR lifeline for small businesses…

A free HR support service has been launched for small businesses in Stoke-on-Trent and Newcastle-under-Lyme.
Staffordshire Chambers of Commerce has been commissioned, by the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) and J.P. Morgan, to deliver …

‘Real’ apprenticeships will guard against further job losses for British young…

January 10, 2014 – 8:31 am | Comments Off on ‘Real’ apprenticeships will guard against further job losses for British young…
‘Real’ apprenticeships will guard against further job losses for British young…

Unemployed young British workers must be provided with high-quality training or apprenticeships opportunities to stop new waves of eastern European migration exacerbating an already dire employment situation in the UK warned a leading entrepreneur today.
“More …

£1.4m package to boost city’s transport links to i54…

January 10, 2014 – 8:30 am | Comments Off on £1.4m package to boost city’s transport links to i54…
£1.4m package to boost city’s transport links to i54…

A £1.4m package of public transport improvements along the main route between Wolverhampton city centre and i54 South Staffordshire has been given the green light.
The joint project by Wolverhampton City Council and transport authority Centro …

Retailers need to get smarter about effects of online shopping…

January 10, 2014 – 8:29 am | Comments Off on Retailers need to get smarter about effects of online shopping…
Prof Phil Blythe from the IET

Online shopping in the UK continued to grow this Christmas with 63 per cent of online shoppers ordering three or more gifts online, but engineers are warning this switch in shopping style needs to be …

Top tips for business start ups…

January 10, 2014 – 8:26 am | Comments Off on Top tips for business start ups…
business start ups

The decade so far has seen start up fever sweep the UK. In 2013, according to Start Up Britain, more than 500,000 new businesses were set up, with the previous year’s figure standing at 484,000. …

sales-i survey reveals traits of successful salesperson…

January 10, 2014 – 8:26 am | Comments Off on sales-i survey reveals traits of successful salesperson…
Paul Black, CEO of sales-i

A survey of 254 sales professionals across the UK and USA has shown that their career paths may have been determined from an early age. Demonstrating the ambition and drive required to succeed in a …

Baker Tilly’s Weekly Tax Brief…

January 10, 2014 – 8:26 am | Comments Off on Baker Tilly’s Weekly Tax Brief…
Baker Tilly’s Weekly Tax Brief…

Baker Tilly’s Weekly Tax Brief
An end to tax tourism by multinational corporations?
News that seven US technology companies, including Google, Amazon and eBay, paid only £54m of UK corporation tax in 2012 has elicited hard-felt but …

New Year’s Honours recognise health and safety champions…

January 10, 2014 – 8:25 am | Comments Off on New Year’s Honours recognise health and safety champions…
New Year’s Honours recognise health and safety champions…

The Chief Executive and Trustees of the British Safety Council congratulate all of the recipients of awards appearing in the New Year Honours list announced last week. In particular the British Safety Council welcomed the …

UK business owner calls for more emphasis on business hubs outside of London…

January 9, 2014 – 8:30 am | Comments Off on UK business owner calls for more emphasis on business hubs outside of London…
UK business owner calls for more emphasis on business hubs  outside of London…

As the economy climbs towards recovery, the driving force behind UK Plc –  Britain’s SMEs – are finally looking at growth plans for the first time in five years. Beatrice Bartlay, Founder and Managing Director …

CBI RESPONDS TO LATEST BoE CREDIT CONDITIONS DATA…

January 9, 2014 – 8:29 am | Comments Off on CBI RESPONDS TO LATEST BoE CREDIT CONDITIONS DATA…
CBI RESPONDS TO LATEST BoE CREDIT CONDITIONS DATA…

The CBI responded to the latest Credit Conditions Survey from the Bank of England for Q4 2013.
Matthew Fell, CBI Director for Competitive Markets, said:
“This data shows that the availability of finance for growing business is improving and …

UK MUSIC ARTISTS COULD DOUBLE US ALBUM SALES BY 2025 – CBI…

January 9, 2014 – 8:28 am | Comments Off on UK MUSIC ARTISTS COULD DOUBLE US ALBUM SALES BY 2025 – CBI…
UK MUSIC ARTISTS COULD DOUBLE US ALBUM SALES BY 2025 – CBI…

New growth strategy outlined for the UK’s world-beating creative industries
As the Brit Award nominations are unveiled today (Thursday), the CBI believes UK music artists could double their share of US album sales by 2025 with …

Growth in permanent staff placements hits joint-record high in December…

January 9, 2014 – 8:27 am | Comments Off on Growth in permanent staff placements hits joint-record high in December…
Growth in permanent staff placements hits joint-record high in December...

Key points:
§  Permanent staff appointments grow at joint-sharpest pace in survey history
§  Midlands staff appointments increase at sharper pace than in other English regions
§  Permanent salaries rise for ninth month running

Summary:
The Report on Jobs: Midlands contains original data …

Funding secured to support local agency for ex-prisoners…

January 9, 2014 – 8:26 am | Comments Off on Funding secured to support local agency for ex-prisoners…
Tony Seaton, Associate Director, Blue Sky Corporate

Birmingham based independent Business Finance & Accountancy Services provider, Blue Sky Corporate Finance, has assisted the management team of Chance (2013) Ltd with sourcing and securing funding to set up an employment agency for ex-prisoners.
Located …

Eric Liedtke to succeed Erich Stamminger as Executive Board Member Global Brands of adidas AG…

January 9, 2014 – 8:25 am | Comments Off on Eric Liedtke to succeed Erich Stamminger as Executive Board Member Global Brands of adidas AG…
Eric Liedtke to succeed Erich Stamminger as Executive Board Member Global Brands of adidas AG

The Supervisory Board of adidas AG appointed Eric Liedtke (47) to the Executive Board of adidas AG effective March 6, 2014. Eric Liedtke, currently Senior Vice President adidas Sport Performance, will assume responsibility for Global Brands …

The growing importance of home based businesses…

January 9, 2014 – 8:24 am | Comments Off on The growing importance of home based businesses…
Samantha Acton - Domestic Angels

The dynamics of home based businesses have drastically altered since the turn of the century. Whilst the definition of a ‘cottage industry’ may remain stable (a small business run from home) the service or product …

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