Here is this week’s news round-up for home business, micro business, sole-traders, freelancers, self-employed and any one who is interested in small business news from the United Kingdom.
- Banks Lending More to business: Banks are lending more to small businesses, according to the British Bankers’ Association.
- New Level Networking from BCC:Online business networking looks set to move on to a new level with the launch of a unique site that is focused on helping small and medium sized companies succeed in tough times and through economic recovery.
- Small firms put off paying £2.5bn in tax: Small businesses have delayed the payment of taxes totalling nearly £2.5bn as they fight to stay alive amid deteriorating trading conditions.
- The Arculus Report: Is it reasonable?: Kevin Dickens, president of the UK200Group reflects on the report’s findings and the challenges that lay ahead for small business in the UK.
- Blogging – Let the world know you are here. Every month, every week or every day.
- Hypermarket could lead to job losses: A group of Newry business leaders has raised concerns that a proposed out of town retail development will decimate small businesses in the city.
- Take up of EFG funds gains pace: SMALL firms are beginning to receive funding from banks under the government-backed Enterprise Finance Guarantee (EFG).
- Shiply motors to success: AN ONLINE freight delivery service established by a young entrepreneur just one year ago is on track to expand into both Australia and Europe.
- Tweet taste of success for local entrepreneur: A local businessman’s new book has shot to the top of Amazon’s charts thanks to his use of social networking phenomenon Twitter.
- Low-cost cash funds firms future plans: NORTH Staffordshire entrepreneurs have been applying for low-cost loans from the Michelin Development Fund as the shortage of mainstream credit…
As always this list is not exhaustive, but I hope it will give you a little overview. — ST.