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.
RSA, one of the largest UK Commercial insurers, has launched a new Restaurants and Hotels insurance policy, offering flexible cover with a wealth of benefits to the hospitality trade.
In the UK, businesses lose £5 billion to fraud every year. You might be surprised to hear that fraud is more likely to be perpetrated by employees, rather than third party groups.
One in 20 small business owners have no insurance cover in place - equivalent to 230,000 businesses across the UK - leaving them vulnerable to liability claims, hefty fines and prosecution, according to research by leading insurer LV=.
As wages fail to keep up with household bills Aviva's bi-annual SME Pulse found nearly half (44%) of part time business owners say they run their businesses to supplement existing incomes.
More than three million (six per cent) Britons have held a second job in the past six months and a further 1.5 million (four per cent) have launched their own business to supplement the income from their primary job, according to research from Direct Line Home Business Insurance.
Small businesses in Britain are facing a potential £1.4bn annual loss of revenue by failing to safeguard against business threats, according to new research.
One in six (17%) people in the UK (or eight million) are operating as an ‘online business from home', specifically purchasing goods to resell, or making their own products to sell for profit, according to research from Direct Line for Business ("DL4B").
A study by AXA Business Insurance among small business owners reveals that insurance fraud is a real issue with one in three admitting they have inflated, or would inflate a claim while one in ten would bend the truth when applying for a policy.
Build Assure, part of the FMB, has announced the launch of its Builder’s Liability Insurance offering, which has been specifically tailored by trade professionals for the Building and Construction sector.
Research among commercial van drivers in the UK has found that modern technology has led to a doubling in the number of small businesses using their vans as a "mobile office" in the last five years.
A study of commercial van drivers by AXA Business Insurance highlights the drawbacks of van ownership as owners are called upon by others to borrow their vans for personal purposes.
As the number of people who work from home continues to rise, statistics from AXA Business Insurance suggest that the majority of the 5.4million homeworkers in the UK are, probably unknowingly, operating without the insurance cover they need and over half are potentially breaking the law in the process.
Almost one in four small businesses (24%) have been the victim of business-crime in the past two years, according to research from Direct Line For Business.
In the battle to build your burgeoning business into a profitable enterprise word-of-mouth recommendations are key in the early days.
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