About Us

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Whether you are an existing entrepreneur or a business that wants to market services or products to a particular audience, or you haven’t quite started and need funding to get going, we at Rich Visions Small Business can assist you and put you on the right path.

Rich Visions Small Business (RVSB) provides professional Business Support , Funding assistance, Marketing and PR services to Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs), Entrepreneurs, Sole Traders and Organisations that want to start, grow or expand their businesses and enterprises.  RVSB is based in Canary Wharf and they have been supporting  start up and established  businesses across many sectors and industries for over 10 years and also work closely with BME/ethnic minority businesses across the UK who are classed as ‘hard to reach’.

RVSB is very active in the business world , assisting small businesses to create jobs for local people, encouraging enterprise and providing businesses with expertise to move their business forward which assists  contribution to the UK economy and beyond.

SME businesses and our corporate clients come back to us again and again for various business solutions, due to our first hand knowledge in business, the founder and the majority of the business consultants we work with  have/or have practically ran their own businesses/enterprises clearly understanding  the rewards, challenges need and wants  in running a business!

Our range of business solutions has helped over 400 businesses secure just over £2.5m worth of funding and loans within 36 months. We have also delivered numerous  business training  workshops, seminars and conferences directly  to over 500 businesses over the last 10  years.

What we do

Our clients are important to us so we make sure we understand your business and it’s needs right from the very start.

You are our top priority, so we will make sure that our relationship with you is one based on trust. This is probably one of the reasons why so many of our clients recommend us and use our services time and time again.

Over the years we have provided a wide range of marketing, PR,funding and business services for many different types of businesses including:

  • Micro businesses
  • SME’s (small, medium enterprises)
  • Social enterprises
  • Sole traders
  • Business moguls and entrepreneurs
  • Charities and NGOs
  • Community and faith organisations

We have also worked with several organisations and corporations over the years to help them with their projects delivery/outputs for their clients business start up & growth programmes ,these have included Newham College, Stratford Lab, Virgin Start Up, The Business Show, Business Link, HSBC, Supply London, Elevation Networks, West London Business Centre and GLE to name a few. Delivery has included developing, organising & managing, delivering and evaluating  business workshops, seminars and conferences as well as providing business support & solutions (including funding), one-to-ones and group mentoring to their end users. We have been involved in several business initiatives that have included endorsements, appearances and  speaking engagements  with business celebrities such as Levi Roots, Kanya King, James Caan ,Richard Branson and sir Alan Sugar.

About SME’s

Statistics released from The Department of Innovation, Business and Skills 26th November 2014

There were a record 5.2 million private sector businesses at the start of 2014, the first time the business population has exceeded 5 million. This is a record annual increase of 330,000 businesses (up 6.7% since the start of 2013).

There has now been sustained growth since 2000, with an increase of 1.8 million (up 51%) over the whole period.

This growth was mainly driven by non-employing businesses, which increased by 263,000 (up 7.1%) since the start of 2013. But there has also been an increase in the number of employing businesses, 66,000 (up 5.5%)– only the second individual year of growth since 2008.

At the start of 2014, 99.3% of the 5.2 million private sector businesses were small and 99.9% were small or medium sized (SMEs).

Three main categories of business make up the overall population.  At the start of 2014 there were:

  • 1.5 million companies (29% of the total),
  • 460,000 self-employed partnerships (9%)
  • 3.3 million sole proprietorships (62%)

In 2014 there were 2.3 million businesses of all types registered for VAT or PAYE, 43% of the total population.

76% of businesses were non-employers.

SMEs and the Economy

At the start of 2014 5.2 million small businesses accounted for 48% (12.1 million) of UK private sector employment.

The combined annual turnover of small businesses is £1.2 trillion, 33% of private sector turnover.

There were 31,000 medium-sized businesses at the start of 2014. These businesses had an annual turnover of £480 billion and employed 3.1 million people.

5.2 million SMEs accounted for 60% (15.2 million) of UK private sector employment.

The combined annual turnover of SMEs is £1.6 trillion, 47% of turnover in the private sector.

Drivers of changes in the business population

Increasing self-employment has been the key driver of business population growth since 2000 and remains so with an increase of 330,000 businesses since the start of 2013. Translating that into types of businesses, the number of sole proprietorships is estimated to have increased by 197,000 over the year, while the number of partnerships increased by 17,000. The number of companies also increased by 115,000.

In recent years the majority of business population growth has been amongst non-employing businesses (of all types); 91% of total growth since 2000 and 80% of growth in the last year.