This week saw a key and potentially transformative announcement that could significantly impact SMEs. This column has for a while highlighted the problems associated with business rates and the effect these have had on SMEs who use a non domestic property. A key announcement made by Chancellor George Osborne this week could change this system significantly. Also this week we look at the passing of a brand new law that has been introduced which will hopefully assist small business in tackling large firms who deliberately fix their prices. Continue reading Councils to now set business rates… and more
Google will be launching a pilot scheme specifically for people over the age of 50 to create startups. The pilot scheme will be held at Google’s London Campus – which is based in Bonhill Street in East London. Continue reading Google Campus launch course for 50+’s …. and more
With the polls being so tight, it is highly likely that there will be another hung Parliament once all the votes are counted on the morning of May 8th. If this is the case, then the Liberal Democrats could very well shape the agenda of the country for another term, as they have done with the Conservatives since 2010.
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).
The previously successful Small Business Saturday will return on December 5th. This will be the third year that Small Business Saturday will commemorate entrepreneurs and small business owners across the country. The event has proved hugely successful in enabling small businesses to engage with consumers in a more direct way.
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