The government’s international trading group has launched its ‘Exporting is GREAT’ campaign, which aims to get 100,000 British companies exporting by 2020. The UKTI is set to face an investigation as to whether it's providing enough value to small businesses.
Events & Awards
Are you a high-achieving FD/CFO in an SME? Has your finance team excelled this year? If so, you are a perfect fit for the Business Finance Awards 2016.
Businesses have been exporting for hundreds of years, but with technological innovation and help from the government, it’s never been easier for small British firms to trade abroad. We investigate how exporting really benefits SMEs, and we get some great advice from UKTI veterans who have travelled the world over to build ties with foreign companies.
The World Bank's Ease of Doing Business report has been released, revealing which country is the easiest place in the world to start a business. Find out where the UK has placed...
Interview: Small Business Saturday is coming to a town near you, says campaign director Michelle Ovens
With Small Business Saturday fast approaching, we sat down with national campaign director Michelle Ovens MBE. On the agenda was how the event is changing perceptions about SMEs, her month-long bus tour and why digital is the key to keeping startups alive.
The team behind Small Business Saturday will be travelling from John O’Groats to Land’s End throughout November, making 29 stops in 27 days as they look to support and inspire SMEs up and down the UK.
Francis Maude, the government’s minister of state for trade and investment, will be joining 40 small business owners during their whistle-stop tour of China, where British entrepreneurs hope to showcase their services and meet with influential Chinese retailers.
With more and more entrepreneurs setting up shop in the North East, two local newspapers are once again spearheading the region's small business awards, which looks to acknowledge the hard work of SME owners.
Over the next 12 months, SMEs have to invest an increasing amount of time and money in maintaining their digital presence. Making the process considerably easier is Localistico, a service that helps businesses with physical locations improve their digital discovery.
Hampshire councillors and officers involved in regional economic development programmes gathered for the annual Small Business Friendly awards, which recognise initiatives launched by local authorities that support local businesses.