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Four essential tips for online SMEs who want to expand internationally

SMEs need to think outside of the box if they are going to survive the difficult economic landscape. And one option could be shipping their products internationally.  Joshua Shimkin, Head of SME Growth and Marketing at South Africa-based online payment gateway, Peach Payments, offers four...


What does Making Tax Digital for VAT mean for small businesses?

Gone are the days of submitting your taxes and worrying for weeks about getting a call from HMRC telling you that something isn’t right. With new taxation software, businesses are getting double the peace of mind for half the time. Christian Muller, Chief Finance Officer at Moss, a spend...


Half of UK business leaders expecting inflation to get worse in the next 12 months

UK businesses expect to be hit the hardest by inflation, according to new research from Taulia. Nearly half (48%) of UK businesses expect inflation to get worse in the next 12 months, higher than businesses in Germany (42%), Singapore (35%) and the US (21%).  The findings come at a time...


Nearly half of UK businesses missed a 2022 financial target amid economic uncertainty 

As the economic downturn becomes more severe and a recession looms, inaccurate financial projections will put businesses at risk more than ever. A new survey conducted by Gong, a leading revenue intelligence platform, finds that 44% of UK businesses missed their earning targets at some point this...


Number of newly incorporated UK businesses sees uptick in 2022, despite challenging economy

Analysis of data from Companies House reveals 774,420 new businesses were registered in the UK last year, up 3.5% from 2021. The number of new UK businesses incorporated in the full year of 2022 was also 19% higher than five years previously, according to analysis of Companies House data by B2B...


Financial downturns – how can CX leaders help their organisations emerge stronger?

Bill Staikos, Senior Vice President, Evangelist and Head of Community Engagement at Medallia, talks to us about the steps CX leaders can take to successfully get their business through times of economic turbulence. The last few years have been challenging in more ways than one and our economy has...


A quarter of small business owners unable to pay bills in 2023 

Small businesses in the UK have had to cope with an onslaught of challenges throughout the last year and as a result, many do not have high hopes for the new year. A survey of 600 small business owners carried out by Simply Business, a small business insurance provider, has revealed their key...


Editor’s Question: How can SMEs protect their finances in the year ahead?

Corporate insolvencies increased by 71% between July and September, a 40% jump from the same period in the previous year. With compulsory liquidations increasing to the highest quarterly number since the start of the pandemic, a business finance expert explains the steps business owners can take...


Businesses adjust spend and look for ways to save costs and control their finances 

James Gibson, Revolut Business General Manager, speaks to us about finance in business and how organisations can save costs.  Businesses today are faced with increasingly difficult decisions as they try – quite literally – to keep the lights on.  Spend data from Revolut...


OneConnect expands its presence in the Middle East 

 OneConnect Financial Technology, a leading Technology-as-a-Service provider, has announced that it will help develop the Abu Dhabi Global Market (ADGM) SME Financing Platform, an integrated digital finance marketplace that will transform the financing services landscape for SMEs in...


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