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Small firms are doing it from home

Turning your business idea into reality is exciting when you can also run it from home. There is plenty of support to help you do this.

Research and development could lead to significant tax savings

Leicester businesses currently investing in product development could be missing out on significant tax savings, according to Newby Castleman Chartered Accountants.

The right financial certification for the job

How do you find the right person to handle your finances? They all have resumes and experience. They’re all bright-eyed and bushy-tailed. They all have a firm, but not too firm handshake.

Personal current accounts and small business banking not working well for customers

Essential parts of the UK retail banking sector lack effective competition and do not meet the needs of personal consumers or small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs), two studies by the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) have found.

New guide to help you find the right finance for business growth

Sets out the full range of access to finance options for businesses as they go from start-up to growth to listing on the stock exchange.

New owners bring investment for Lifestyle Living Group

Luxury residential and holiday park home operator Lifestyle Living Group is under new ownership, following a £20million acquisition.

Metro Bank launches Metro Bank SME Finance

Metro Bank, the revolutionary high street bank, announces the launch of the new Metro Bank SME Finance brand, following the acquisition of SME Invoice Finance and Asset Finance in August 2013.

5 essential tips for starting a successful new business

Starting something from nothing is never an easy task. You might have a Big Idea but no business experience. You might have a master plan but no financial backing.

Child care business scheme extended

A scheme offering grants of up to £500 to people in England who want to start their own childcare business has been extended until 31 December 2014.

UK workers lose £2.1 billion each year through unpaid business expenses

The process of claiming expenses is costing employees £45 a year owing to interest charges while waiting to be reimbursed by their employer. With 46 million people employed in the UK, a collective £2.1 billion is lost by workers every year.

Three quarters of new businesses now started at home with women leading the way

According to a new study, “The Home Business Insight Report” (compiled by AXA Business Insurance and small business network, Enterprise Nation), home based businesses are an increasing benefit to the improving state of the UK economy.

Small businesses urged to cash in with simpler accounting

Small businesses are being urged to consider a scheme that allows them to be taxed on money that flows in and out of their business, rather than using full accounting rules.

New Year, new start: UK SMEs look forward to 2014

Whilst many SMEs are entering 2014 with renewed optimism and enthusiasm for running their business, they also recognise the need to take extra steps to keep their business healthy in the first six months of 2014, according to research from Aviva.

More small businesses benefiting as lending scheme hits 3 year high

Small and medium-sized enterprises are increasingly able to secure bank loans supported by a government-backed scheme.

Why is getting payroll right so important?

It’s not hard to imagine the reverberating consequences of getting payroll wrong. Employees will start to hear alarm bells or will question the professionalism of the company.