Any businesses with ambitions for growth can recognise the benefits of reaching out to new markets. As more UK SMEs look to shore up their growth plans by looking across international borders, what’s driving the trend?
It’s time for big businesses to move over, mid-sized firms are leading the way when it comes to economic growth in the UK. Ambitious small businesses are taking steps to seize opportunities and put their expansion plans into action.
Gloomy predictions about the future of the high street have been a common theme in the news over the last few years. A host of well-known brands are either gone or seem to be struggling against the modern shopper’s thirst for online options.
The UK economy is in a strange place. Employment figures are at a record high, but overall growth remains sluggish. Rosier figures for the long-term health of the economy come along, then they’re downgraded.
With GDPR now in full effect, a huge number of UK businesses – large and small – are still leaving themselves open to data theft. For those companies that do fall victim to targeted attacks seeking valuable data, this could have very real financial repercussions under the GDPR framework
The gender pay gap has become a hot topic in the last few years. Some shocking figures have come to the fore from big and small businesses revealing the stark differences between the pay of men and women.
The housing crisis is one of the biggest issues facing the country right now. Councils across the UK are struggling to find enough affordable housing for those that need it, the government is trying to come up with solutions and, all the while, housing stock is becoming harder to procure.
As global economic growth edges up to 3.1% and UK businesses continue to thrive despite the implications of last year’s Brexit vote, now is the time for SMEs to recognize the plethora of benefits that are available to them if they get on board with exporting.
With new statistics from the London Business survey revealing that recruitment figures are down 43% across SMEs in South London, a capital financing firm is keen to assess whether there is a staffing crisis sweeping UK businesses.
The news broke recently that the East Coast Main Line will once again be under the control of government. With this marking the third time in a decade that the troubled line has needed government intervention, many people are asking questions.