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Small businesses are shackled by shortage of skilled staff, report claims

A shortage of skilled staff has been identified as the biggest obstacle to growth for small businesses, according to an independent capital investor firm. This...

Retailers tighten the purse strings after Brexit vote

Small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) within the retail sector are the third most active savers in the UK, according to new data out today. The...

Jewellers could win business tips from Dragon’s Den Star

Jeweller retailers could earn free support and consultancy from business experts, including Dragon’s Den star Sarah Willingham, thanks to a competition launched to champion...

SMEs risk collapse as they struggle to keep pace with digital demands

Well over a third (38%) of UK small-to-medium sized enterprises (SMEs) believe that if they don’t adapt their business models they will go out...

Lawyers warn cost of data protection hacking for SMEs

Specialist data protection and cyber-security lawyers warn that SMEs could suffer disproportionately due to a malicious data protection leak. Moore Blatch recently carried out research...

Best practices for SMEs outlined in new report

Birmingham Jewellery Quarter analysed by Coventry University team.A report on the jewellery industry carried out by Coventry University, the University of Salford and the...

American Express backs independent retailers

National advertising campaign to support Small Business Saturday.Words by Sarah Blackman American Express has today launched a marketing campaign supporting SMEs ahead of Small Business...

SMEs ignoring GBP52.6bn in mobile sales revenue

Retailers falling behind through lack of knowledge and fear over cost.Small to medium businesses will miss out on £52.6billion in revenues over the following...

EAO launches e-commerce platform for SMEs

Tool allows businesses to create secure retail sites "in minutes".The Edinburgh Assay Office (EAO) has launched a new e-commerce tool for independent retailers and...

Credit ratings a ‘lucky dip’ for SMEs

Businesses could be missing out on credit due to inconsistent scoring.Major discrepancies in the way that SMEs are rated by credit agencies could prevent...