Tag Archive: SME

Crowdfunding: the way to grow in 2016?

This form of finance has democratised fundraising, but entrepreneurs understand it is not a silver bullet

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Entrepreneurs are boosting sales with the #SBS hashtag

Social media campaigns can pay big dividends to small businesses. Getting your name out to a larger audience is key for business owners. For small businesses operating online, there is great potential to do this, as a website can reach a global audience.

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How do smart business owners stay productive?

For many of us, the day involves an ever-growing list of distractions and tasks. And whether we work for ourselves or someone else, we're less efficient and productive as a consequence.

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SMEs could save up to 25% on energy bills with a new energy guide

DECC have published a SME Guide to Energy Efficiency. This very useful tool could help SMEs reduce their energy bill by up to 25% through installing energy efficient measures in their premises. The aim of the guide is to ensure SMEs have access to easy-to-understand information and top tips on how to cut energy usage and start saving money.

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Planning for growth? Plan to be hacked

It might sound like the stuff of a second-rate Hollywood thriller, but cybercrime is real, and it's a very real threat to businesses of all sizes.

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Euro Stars: UK small businesses and Europe

Cross-channel train operators Eurostar will expand their existing fleet later this year with the addition of the Siemens e320. Named for its top speed of 320kmph (around 200mph), this new train signifies another step forward in connecting the UK with the rest of the continent.

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British Gas meets … M2 Computing

As part of the British Gas Business Meets series, businesses are interviewed to find out what makes them successful. We talked to Paul Kollnig from M2 Computing.

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The barriers and drivers to energy efficiency for SMEs

A report by Enworks, carried out for DECC, found that on average, businesses were missing out on between £5,800 and £12,200 of savings per year. (That's 18-25% of their annual energy costs.) The report also found that 37% of these savings required zero capital investment.

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How one local pizzeria snatched £10,000 of energy

Hidden among the millions of honest business owners there are, unfortunately, a few who think they shouldn't have to pay for the commercial gas and electricity they use.

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How to self-manage for business success

A report from the Federation of Small Businesses shows that 66% of small-business owners work more than 48 hours per week, and that finding a good balance between work and the rest of their lives was the biggest issue facing their business.

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