The Bank of England’s trends in lending report has revealed that lending to small and medium-sized enterprises has fallen by £400 million in the last quarter.
John Allan, National Chairman, Federation of Small Businesses, calls the figures, which were released
Launching a product or service requires time and money. Here’s a checklist for small businesses before they open their doors to the public
Whether it’s your first entrepreneurial journey or your hundredth, starting a small business is an exciting
The changing demands of the financial director mirror the changing atmosphere in today's business world. Today, the horizontal 'silos' which make up departments are being bridged to allow more co-operation. FDs are a big part of this.
Terry Hopper, financial controller
Entrepreneurs reveal six quick fixes to help us all work smarter
Every business owner wants to save time, but sometimes the process of figuring out how to achieve this seems too time-consuming itself to produce results. But getting
Uni-ditching teens are COMING FOR YOUR JOBS
Traditionally, newspapers illustrate A-Level results day with pictures of attractive teens in mid-air. But soon it could be lank-haired, bespectacled nerds that are performing the vault of victory following news that students are flocking
Most business owners by now will have had a keen sense of why the skills shortage is a disturbing reality: having only skilled workers creates a bottleneck of competitive, pricey candidates.
And the unemployment issue is disproportionately affecting the young who
Banks that reject funding applications from SMEs will be forced to refer them online to alternative lenders, such as crowdfunding sites and peer-to-peer lenders - which are popular among MBAs.
British banks that reject funding applications from small and medium-sized
Britain’s high-street banks, when refusing loans to small and medium-sized firms, will be forced to help them find alternative sources of finance, according to George Osborne.
In a speech to the Innovate Finance conference in London, the Chancellor said the
IGF has today released the results of its recent survey revealing the attitudes of accountants towards invoice finance. The survey, which explored the familiarity and use of invoice finance among 101 accountants, found that 67% of those surveyed had never
IGF Invoice Finance has published a glossary of terms designed to cut through the jargon of the invoice finance industry. The glossary is a practical guide for small and medium sized business owners to help them make sense of the