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One in five SMEs miss new business opportunities due to lack of finance

The Aldermore Future Attitudes report today reveals that a fifth (19%) of all small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) – equating to 1.04 million firms in the UK with under 250 employees – have missed out on at least one new business opportunity in the past 12 months due to a lack of available finance.

Entrepreneur Nation - Just over 4 million British workers will become self-employed

Great Britain is a nation of aspiring entrepreneurs, according to a new report from Aldermore, the specialist lender and savings bank.

5 things every small business needs to do to get ahead

5 things every small business needs to do to get ahead

Running a small business can sometimes feel like you’re out on your own at sea, with budgets, business plans, social media notifications and unexpected maintenance fees swirling underneath you.

7 American private companies making billions

7 American private companies making billions

As Americans, we love a rags-to-riches story, and that applies as much to companies as it does to the people who build them.

Should you hire an accountant if you’re self-employed?

According to recent report from the Office of National Statistics, self-employment in the UK is at its highest since records began. While being self-employed can grant you additional freedoms that a regular nine-to-five job may restrict, there are also several additional responsibilities that can cause people problems.

£250 million milestone for Start Up Loans

£250 million of Start Up Loans have been made available to entrepreneurs, Business and Energy Secretary Greg Clark has announced.

1.3 million Brits dream of starting their own business in the next year

Over 1.3 million Brits dream of starting their own business in the next twelve months, according to analysis from Direct Line for Business. Interestingly, the type of businesses we’d like to start shows more people are choosing to follow their hearts and launch bakeries, cafés and craft shops.

Enterprising nation: One in 30 Britons a microbusiness owner?

New analysis from Direct Line for Business reveals there are 2.17 million microbusinesses with fewer than nine employees across the UK.

5 things every entrepreneur should know from the beginning

5 things every entrepreneur should know from the beginning

It's common to think that someone is either born to be an entrepreneur or not, and that any advice that could possibly be given would therefore simply be common sense to any capable businessperson.

How to boost morale and employee efficiency

Starting up a business, making it grow, appointing the right people and keeping them happy… it’s a never ending to do list!

How to plan your recruitment strategy based on your businesses industry

Which industry you specialise in will affect your recruitment strategy but there is one productive way to recruit new employees and that is to use a recruitment agency that specialises in your sector.

Lloyds Banking Group helps 100,000 new start-ups

Over 103,000 new start-ups have been supported through Lloyds Banking Group’s ongoing commitment to help UK enterprises.

How to become a better leader

What makes a good leader? Is it someone who demonstrates enthusiasm, confidence and insightfulness? Undoubtedly, and we also appreciate leaders who are steadfast, assertive and amenable to our suggestions.

Clever ways to increase business using an event

Meeting people in person is still an effective way to build relationships and find new customers. Even in the digital age, your prospects may prefer to meet you in person before they buy.

A guide to creating a killer business presentation

Do your business presentations leave the audience clamouring for more, or do they send them half to sleep? Whether you’re plying your wares or trying to boost business, the prospect of standing in front of an audience of your peers can be a daunting prospect.