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The ultimate guide for new business owners

The ultimate guide for new business owners

Opening a new business can be the start of an exciting adventure. Of course, there are always going to be teething problems when you are getting used to the hustle and bustle of work life, but if you have dreams of becoming a top entrepreneur then you need to think big.

Common issues and obstacles you may run into as an SME

Just like with any goal or dream you have in life when you first set out to start your own SME, it’s normal to look at things in a positive light.

How technology can relieve the pain of running a new business

Gone are the days of businesses shirking away from employing new technologies to facilitate more efficient ways of working. However, this still doesn’t mean that everyone is on board and some companies, especially newly established ones, still lag behind and miss out on the many benefits tech can offer.

What are the main keys to business success?

Starting a business is no mean feat, so it is hardly surprising that around 40% of businesses fail within the first five years.

Key concerns of the UK chemical and pharmaceutical sector

As one of the UK’s top manufacturing exporters, the chemical and pharmaceutical industry adds over £14 billion to the UK economy from sales of £40 billion.

How would a US-China Trade War impact the UK?

Ongoing tensions in the simmering trade war between the USA and China look set to impact both nations’ economies.

How to scale your business and leverage your time

How to scale your business and leverage your time

Growth is a necessary factor for every business; it is something that should be strived for.

Funding your business through EIS and crowdfunding

In this article, crowd investment specialist Current Capital underlines the funding opportunities offered by the Enterprise Investment Scheme (EIS) and crowdfunding.

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.