Yesterday’s Budget was particularly relevant for the small business world. Here we break down the key points that you need to be aware of: Continue reading The Budget – Key Points for Small Businesses
Lord Young has had a remarkable career in both the business and the political worlds, serving under various conservative governments and acting as the Secretary of State for Employment. He has spearheaded multiple initiatives including Start Up Loans, was an Enterprise Adviser to David Cameron and has written a number or vital reports about the small business landscape in the UK. Towards the end of last year we were lucky enough to sit down with him and discuss ‘business’. Continue reading An Interview with Lord Young – Part One
James Crowther owns one of Europe’s 20 million SMEs. Utilising his background in finance and fleet management, James’ vehicle brokerage business, Trade Vehicles Direct, finds clients the best deals on cars by sourcing direct from suppliers. His negotiation skills, use of the best services like the ones offered by Fully-Verified and industry relationships are key to his success and have allowed him to grow fast in his niche. Unfortunately, he struggled to fund the rapid growth since the main banks struggled to analyse his model and fit his business in a convenient box.
Here at MadeSimple we like to keep on top of important developments within the world of startups and inform you of them as and when they happen. So in light of yesterday’s Autumn Statement we thought we would give you the key points – and how small businesses will stand to benefit. Continue reading The Autumn Statement – Things you need to know
In this, the second in our General Election blog series, we take a look at what a Labour government would mean for small businesses (you can read our Conservative post here).
As the general election draws nearer we thought it important to take a look at each of the main political parties and what their government would offer small businesses. This, the first post in the series, will be dedicated to the Conservative party.
In this post we will look at what we consider the key points from last week’s Budget are and how these areas might affect small businesses. Let’s get straight into it… Continue reading The Budget 2015 – The key points for small businesses
Twitter have launched a new advertising platform which will allow SMEs to promote tweets straight from their analytics dashboard. Continue reading Twitter launching new tool for small businesses… and more
Uncertainty about the UK’s position in Europe is having an adverse affect on the way British Businesses are operating within European markets. The UK’s place within the EU have been a thorny issue for a number of years, particularly in light of the Euro currency almost crashing in 2012. This has lead to a great deal of anti-EU rhetoric from the government and radical fringe parties such as UKIP. Continue reading Possible British exit from EU creating uncertainty on businesses exporting
MadeSimple’s upcoming startup day comes at a fantastic time for this particular industry. According to the IMF the UK is expected to be the fastest growing economy within the G7 and much of this has been down to the ingenuity and innovation from Continue reading Why Now is the Time to ‘StartUp’!