Boost for firms as Small Business Act becomes law

Boost for firms as Small Business Act becomes law

Measures designed to make the UK the best place in the world to start and grow a business have become law following Royal Assent for the Small Business, Enterprise and Employment Act being given today (26 March 2015). The wide-ranging Act paves the way for businesses...
Pitch your business to Richard Branson, 2015

Pitch your business to Richard Branson, 2015

Rich Branson seems keen on investing in small and medium sized business, and even ideas! If you have a business in need of investment, or an idea that you want to get off the ground, then Richard Branson has £1 MILLION available in prizes for those deemed worthy....
No More National Insurance for Self Employed

No More National Insurance for Self Employed

Seven and a half weeks before the general election, and Chancellor George Osborne has revealed an extremely entrepreneur friendly budget (reported in today’s Guardian). Self employed people will no longer have to pay National Insurance contributions or end of...
China: Alibaba.com coveting UK small businesses

China: Alibaba.com coveting UK small businesses

You may already know that a new bank is about to be launched specifically for small businesses in the UK.  This, plus political support and attention for small business certainly seems to be creating a storm of interest as China has now waded in to the UK small...
Vote for small business in the general election

Vote for small business in the general election

The Guardian reports that a third of the UK’s private sector finance come from small businesses. As we head towards the general election, the three main political parties are keen to win the support from this increasingly important group. Now,more than ever...