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Study reveals why small businesses are applying for debt financing

An independent survey, compiled by FinTech company Iron Capital Equities, confirmed the ‘Need to Hire Staff’ as the top reason SMBs are applying for debt financing.  The data was aggregated from LineofCreditDepot.com’s...


Kaspersky unveils new training for malware analysts

More than half (51%) of small and medium-sized businesses and enterprises (41%) cited meeting compliance requirements and attaining special expertise as ‘as their top reasons for engaging third-party security specialists in 2021 across the META region, according to...


Welsh start-ups attracting record levels of investment

High growth start-ups and scale-ups are attracting record levels of investment in Wales, according to a landmark new report released by Beauhurst, the research platform, and sponsored by the Development Bank of Wales, an active investor in the UK.  Investment into Welsh businesses...


Digital divide remains as small firms focus on survival

New behavioural science research from Xero found that despite the critical role of technology during the pandemic, there is still a digital divide among small UK firms.  According to One Step, a study of more than 1,000 small business owners in the UK, carried out in partnership with...


Over half of UK start-up employees prioritise mental health and wellbeing support

A new survey, by SME insurance broker Hooray Health and Protection, reveals that start-up employees place health and wellbeing at the top of their workplace benefits needs. The What Workers Want 2021 survey polled 641 start-up employees across a range of issues related to their...


Scotiabank reports big opportunities for Canadian SMBs

Canada is expected to undergo the strongest economic expansion in decades, providing small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) with new growth opportunities in the coming months. With a close key on COVID-19 cases, SMEs continue their path towards recovery with a promising growth outlook for the...


New research finds online channel to be major growth driver

2Checkout, a leading all-in-one monetisation platform for global businesses, has released its State of B2B Digital Commerce survey findings. 2Checkout conducted a global study with over 1,000 companies to understand the main priorities and challenges related to B2B digital commerce...


Visa reveals 88% of UAE SMBs are optimistic about the future of their business

Visa has released the 5th edition of its global study: Visa Back to Business. The report centres around SMBs and we find more about what the research highlighted for UAE-based businesses. Visa has announced it has helped to digitally-enable 16 million small and micro businesses (SMBs) worldwide,...


Tech and digital experience woes lead to £2.1 billion loss for UK businesses

New research of 2,000 UK hybrid workers has revealed the scale of lost time and money businesses are experiencing as they undergo the post-pandemic shift to a hybrid model. The survey, from workforce analytics specialist, Scalable Software, finds an average of 6.96 hours per week are wasted...


Almost half of finance and business leaders expect more frequent audit and punitive penalties in a post-COVID world

Middle East companies have adjusted their operations to a digital-first world due to the COVID-19 pandemic. As a result, many companies have sped up their adoption of digital tools to enable employees to work remotely and to file in expenses and invoices digitally. Despite this, companies...


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