Domestic market leading recovery for British SMEs

Against a backdrop of falling exports to non-European markets, UK firms are experiencing stronger growth on the domestic front.


Strategic management of SMEs called into question

SMEs have a lack of faith in people in charge, as businesses strive to achieve potential.


Surge in business creation results in SMEs contributing 48 per cent of private sector turnover

A total of 102,000 private sector businesses have been created during the last year in the UK.

Human Resources

SME’s must unlock their workforce potential to remain competitive

Neil Pickering, marketing manager at Kronos UK, explains how there is nothing 'small' about SME's role in contributing to the economic recovery and the steps they can take to maximise employee efficiency.

Financial Management

Thinking about the options for finance as an SME

Growing businesses are often scared of the idea of accepting external finance, but funding is in many ways just another supply to be procured, argues Stephen Welton.


Office of Fair Trading brings forward study on banking competition for SMEs

A lack of lending to small and medium-sized businesses has prompted the Office of Fair Trading to conduct a study on banking competition.


Government unveils its entrepreneurs in residence to advise on SME issues

Rekha Mehr and Lawrence Tomlinson are set to become entrepreneurs in residence for the government and provide advice to business secretary Vince Cable.

Growth Planning

The importance of SMEs

Simon Blagden, non-executive chairman at Fujitsu UK & Ireland, believes SMEs are vital for the future growth of the UK economy and explains why.


SMEs suffer managerial skill shortage

A lack of people skills is hampering managers of Britain's small and medium-sized companies.


Graduates make the grade for SMEs

Business owners were impressed by graduates this year with 60 per cent won over by their keenness and motivation. 11 per cent thought it had been poor.


Wooing business? It’s all talk

The government has had long enough to talk about supporting businesses – now it’s time for action. GrowthBusiness blogger Wol Kolade gives his view of Number 10's recent work.


Cameron: SMEs are ‘engine of our economy’

High growth businesses are the engine of the UK economy, according to David Cameron and the Confederation of British Industries and the British Chambers of Commerce welcome his words.