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UK businesses predicting growth superbloom

UK fintech Soldo has today published a new report looking at the anticipated post-pandemic boom for UK business and the challenges/opportunities this presents for finance teams.

Contributor: Devonne Spence, Head of Public Relations - Soldo | Published: 1 December 2021

SMEs have thrived in the pandemic with profits booming

Despite the economy taking a thrashing throughout the pandemic, the UK’s SMEs report strong financial performance, according to new research published today by business coaching and consultancy firm, Chalkhill Blue.

Contributor: Chalkhill Blue | Published: 2 November 2021

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Businesses set back 18 months by pandemic

UK organisations anticipate that it will take 18 months to fully recover from the disruption of the Covid-19 pandemic and subsequent social distancing measures, with small businesses leading the way back to “normal”

Contributor: Professor Tim Blackman, Vice Chancellor - The Open University | Published: 5 July 2020

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Employers say it’s a positive outlook on remote working

As many businesses continue to have staff work remotely in line with government advice, what have they learnt so far? Research conducted with 250 UK SME business owners by Hitachi Capital Invoice Finance reveals new perceptions on the remote working of staff.

Contributor: Andy Dodd, Managing Director - Hitachi Capital Invoice Finance | Published: 3 June 2020

Coronavirus crisis already hits SMEs with £277,000 costs

According to a landmark nationwide survey by Fiverr, the Coronavirus crisis has already cost UK SMEs an average £277,893 each - and 64% expect their revenues to decrease by half in coming months. And despite this, 68% are feeling more optimistic about remote working since Government social distancing measures have been in place.

Contributor: Liron Smadja, Director - Fiverr | Published: 7 May 2020

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SMEs are gunning for growth in 2019 

According to new research from business energy supplier, Opus Energy, Despite official figures from the ONS showing a decline in consumer spending throughout much of 2018, entrepreneurs remain optimistic for small business growth. 

Contributor: Unknown | Published: 14 February 2019

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AI will help SMEs compete with larger rivals

One in five (21 percent) medium-sized businesses in the UK believe that automation will help them compete with larger rivals, according to research from Centtrip. Seen as both a threat and opportunity, automation – the execution of a task or process without human assistance – is having a ripple effect across industries and companies.

Contributor: Brian Jamieson | Published: 15 November 2018

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Clamping down on late payment, the ‘scourge of the self-employed’

IPSE have welcomed new government proposals to ‘end the problem of late payments to small businesses’, saying it is especially relevant to the self-employed. IPSE research shows freelancers spend an average of 20 days a year chasing invoices for late payment. Almost half (43%) of freelancers have also done work they were never paid for.

Contributor: Andy Chamberlain | Published: 7 October 2018