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How retailers can make every penny count on Small Business Saturday

03/10/2013 09:24:20 by Jonathan Elliott | Category: Small business advice
Jonathan Elliott explains why Small Business Saturday - a plan to get consumers to buy locally on December 7th - is something we should all get behind.

SMEs bemoan tax system as survey finds administration is costing £500m a year

01/10/2013 15:35:28 by Dan O'Sullivan | Category: SME News
Britain's SMEs are reportedly spending £500 million a year on tax administration, with many forced to hire experts to ensure they're meeting requirements

Energy prices are set to go up, so why is the number of people switching electricity supplier at a record low?

01/10/2013 08:57:57 by Jonathan Elliott | Categories: Consumer news and advice , Opinion and comment
Blog post questioning why, according to DEFRA figures, energy switching levels are falling despite the expectation that prices will keep going up.

Let’s not get too carried away by talk of an energy price freeze

25/09/2013 11:27:21 by Jonathan Elliott | Category: Opinion and comment
Let’s not get too carried away by talk of an energy price freeze, says Make It Cheaper CEO and founder Jonathan Elliott in this blog post.

Labour's plans to cut business rates deserve credit

25/09/2013 08:37:56 by Jonathan Elliott | Category: Opinion and comment
Signs from this years Labour Party Conference in Brighton suggest that the future is starting to look hopeful for Britain's small and medium businesses.

3 businesses inspired by peculiar events

24/09/2013 11:16:23 by Dan O'Sullivan | Category: Business inspiration
Every business starts with an idea, but entrepreneurs often find inspiration in unusual places. We look at three ventures with very different beginnings.

RBS urges Britain's small businesses to push for growth by targeting export markets in Brazil, Mexico and Taiwan

20/09/2013 09:37:16 by Dan O'Sullivan | Category: SME News
An RBS report claims that Britain's SMEs are missing out on potentially lucrative export markets - particularly in Mexico, Taiwan and Brazil

Business confidence is on the up, but are rising electricity prices set to hamper Britain's economic recovery?

18/09/2013 09:27:56 by Dan O'Sullivan | Category: Opinion and comment
Research from the FSB shows small business confidence is at its highest point since 2010, but rising energy prices could threaten the positive trend



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