For those forward-thinking SMEs already reaping the rewards from moving their sales and service to the cloud, the next stage is to build in real-time business collaboration. Time is a premium for most SMEs, particularly in today’s highly competitive business environment it can be difficult for management to stay in touch with employees and ensure they are kept informed of all the latest company or market developments.
David Cameron plans to kick-start small business sector growth by making it easier to sack staff in the first two years of their employment.
David Cameron has today unveiled plans to support 40,000 new enterprises over the next two years by offering grants and loans to unemployed people who can show they have a robust business plan.
&Nearly half of all small and medium sized businesses that keep poor trading records are set to face investigation and fines of up to £3,000 under a planned HM Revenue Customs clamp down.
After a day, where a number of ill-thought through comments made to undercover journalists from The Daily Telegraph by the Business Secretary Vince Cable were exposed, threatening the stability of the Coalition Government, David Cameron has announced that Cable will remain in post, but with reduced powers.
Stella English was last night hired by Lord Sugar as his apprentice after beating rival Chris Bates to be crowned winner of the BBC reality show watched by a reported 10.5Million viewers.
Business Link, the governments small business advice service, has said the decision to mark the wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton on April 29 with a public holiday has left employers wondering if they had any wriggle room, especially as, coming off the back of Easter it creates four 4 day weeks.
Business Secretary Vince Cable has defended his decision to increase tuition fees in favour of preserving apprenticeships and skills schemes. With unemployment in the UK is rising and with tuition fees set to increase, skills training and apprenticeships are vital in ensuring that core skills remain.
New data published today reveals that out of all the jobs created by small and medium sized enterprises in the UK over the last 10 years, 4.4 million were created by fewer than 10 per cent of SMEs. According to the analysis of the data produced by Experian, these ‘champion’ high-growth firms created two thirds of all the jobs within the SME community and The Midlands and North East of England have some of the healthiest levels of ‘future champions’
Employees in businesses with fewer than 49 employees will lose the right to ask for paid time off for training following a decision to exempt small firms from the provisions.
Vince Cable has announced, during the event held in London to mark the opening of Global Entrepreneurship Week in the UK, that the government will be creating and backing a new business mentoring scheme.