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Personalised comparison site for business services launches to help small businesses grow

A first-of-its-kind business comparison site has launched to eliminate the confusion and stress experienced by small business owners when choosing services like broadband, insurance and energy tariffs. Beasy, created ‘to make running a business a walk in the park’, uses tech-powered...


Escape to the country: British boom in rural entrepreneurs

Almost 100,000 rural microbusinesses have been started in the past 12 months, with female entrepreneurs at the heart of the booming countryside economy. Data from Venture Forward, an annual international research initiative by GoDaddy that analyses data from more than 2.3 million British...


IN4 Group generates over £14 million of social impact in the UK

An award-winning technology group has delivered £14.3 million of social and economic impact in 2023, demonstrating the importance of balancing commercial business success with social responsibility. IN4 Group, headquartered in MediaCity, Salford, UK, has experienced rapid growth of 1,000%...


New report from Rimm Sustainability reveals 80% of UK SMEs are committed to sustainability

A new report from Rimm Sustainability reveals an impressive level of commitment to sustainability practices among UK SMEs. The report, Leading the Charge on Sustainability: Moving from Awareness to Action, canvasses the views of 500 C-suite executives from SMEs from a range of industries across...


Summer economy worth £3.15 billion as Brits continue their love affair with staycations

Ahead of the last Bank Holiday of the year, new research from Three Business reveals the huge contribution that the Summer Economy makes to the UK economy. The research shows coastal small and medium businesses (SMEs) contribute £3.15 billion in Gross Value Added (GVA) to the UK economy,...


Cost of living sees side hustles soar as Brits seek out extra cash

As inflation drives up the cost of everyday necessities, many Brits are searching for ways to supplement their incomes. Almost a third of workers (31%) already have a side hustle, while a further 42% are considering taking one up. A second job can take many different forms, but whether reselling...


Nene Capital completes second acquisition of 2023

Nene Capital, an opportunity focused investor in UK SMEs, has announced the successful completion of its acquisition of Serene Stone, a renowned manufacturer and supplier of quality architectural cast stone. This acquisition marks a significant milestone in Nene Capital’s strategic growth...


Industry leaders unite to unlock £9.3 billion SME export potential

The UK’s first E-Commerce Trade Commission has been launched to encourage 70,000 more small British businesses to trade and export online and help boost the economy by £9.3 billion. The commission – made up of leading industry experts – is the first of its kind and will...


Boost in self-employed numbers “a very positive sign” for the economy

IPSE (the Association of Independent Professionals and the Self-Employed) has welcomed new figures from the Office for National Statistics (ONS) showing year-on-year growth in self-employment. There are 154,000 more self-employed than this time last year. In total, there are now 4.4 million...


Why SMEs are being held back by broadband connectivity

SMEs are reliant on fast broadband connectivity to ensure their customers receive a smooth and efficient service. But this is not always the case in the UK, where the infrastructure can sometimes be lacking. Owen Keenan-Lindsey, CEO, Assimilated International, which provides complete ICT...


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