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East London SMMEs hear from Newham Council and Building Legacies on winning care contracts

Small businesses across east London benefited from an event on bidding for Health and Social Care contracts hosted jointly by Newham Council and East London Business Place (ELBP) on Tuesday 20th June, at the Old Town Hall in Stratford, E15. The event, which was attended by over 50 providers, brought together local businesses, social enterprises…
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Wednesday Insight: generating leads as an SMME

As a small business, ensuring that you maintain a healthy pipeline of new business leads is essential for your financial stability and continued growth. In this article, we look at some simple, low-cost and effective means of increasing your lead generation as a small, medium or micro enterprise (SMME). Increased communication Small businesses, in comparison…
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This Week In Business

Despite the looming challenges facing business, particularly in terms of exposure to international opportunities, the UK’s small, medium and micro enterprises (SMMEs) seem to be resilient. Business owners’ perception of risk facing their own business has fallen by 15 per cent compared with the last financial quarter. However, rising prices in the wake of the Brexit…
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Wednesday Insight: spotlight on the marketing sector

The UK’s advertising and marketing industry is one of the largest and most lucrative in the world, employing half a million people, many of which are based in small, medium and micro enterprises. In this blog, we look at the challenges facing SMMEs in the sector and how they can adapt to them. Key figures…
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This Week in Business

A Lloyds Bank Business in Britain report has found this week that business confidence has jumped to an 18-month high, measured against an index of expected sales, orders and profits. The Lloyds Bank report surveyed the views of 1,500 UK companies in May, after the General Election was called. Meanwhile, the British Chamber of Commerce…
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Wednesday Insight: Attracting talent as an SMME

From the crucial early months of life as a small business through to continuing growth once established, attracting top talent is essential in order to ensure sustainable business development. In this article, we look at some of the challenges that small, medium and micro enterprises (SMMEs) face when recruiting and how they can be overcome.…
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This Week In Business

The outlook for UK businesses has been gloomy in recent months, according to the Bank of England. The continued trend of low wage growth was this week branded a “return to pre-industrial Britain” by Andy Haldane, the Chief Economist of the UK’s central bank. This is hitting productivity hard: although productivity in OECD countries has been…
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Wednesday Insight: How SMMEs can improve client care

In order to compete with household names, small businesses need to work harder to ensure they are responding to their customers’ needs. In this article, we explore why customer and client care are important, and simple ways that small, medium and micro enterprises (SMMEs) can improve their customer experience. Key Facts UK businesses lose £12…
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This Week in Business

The political turbulence of the last week has caused the value of the pound to oscillate, and business confidence with it. The unexpected result of a hung parliament following last week’s General Election caused the GBP to experience its steepest fall all year, although it has slowly climbed back up, restoring stability to importers in…
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SMMEs in health and social care: how to win contracts

As health and social care services are increasingly contracted out, the role that small businesses have to play in this diverse and challenging sector is now more important than ever. Our upcoming event for health and social care providers will give you an insider’s perspective on how to win procurement contracts and better understand your…
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