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Wednesday Insight: What SMMEs in the creative industries should know

The UK’s creative industries sector encompasses everything from film and television to advertising and design services, yet its contribution to the economy is often overlooked. In this article, we take a look at what businesses in this sector can expect in the coming months, and how they can respond to challenges on the horizon. Key…
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This Week In Business

The outlook for the UK economy has shown encouraging signs this week as British retail sales beat expectations in July, in spite of slowing economic growth. The results were positive for small, medium and micro enterprises (SMMEs) in food, clothing, footwear and household goods in particular, with growth in all these sectors exceeding predictions. However,…
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This Week in Business

Recent figures indicate that small businesses who have seen their sales take a tumble recently could breathe a sigh of relief – at least for the time being. Inflation in the UK unexpectedly fell last month, resulting in households having more cash to spare and more money to spend on goods and services. However, despite…
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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: 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

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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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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This Week in Business

Although the news this week has been dominated by yesterday’s General Election, it’s been an eventful week in business. Amidst the volatility of the sterling, it was announced that the UK has fallen to the bottom to the EU in terms of economic growth. Recent figures show Britain to have been the worst-performing member of…
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Wednesday Insight: Making the most of the digital economy

Almost every aspect of the economy is moving online, and in doing so, is transforming the way that businesses, and their customers, behave. In this article, we take a look at how small businesses are responding to the digital economy, and examine three ways they can better take advantage of it. Key figures Online sales…
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This Week In Business

The week got off to a discouraging start for businesses in the construction industry, as it was revealed that house prices in the UK fell for a third consecutive month in May for the first time since 2009. The results of the survey, commissioned by Nationwide, will confirm the fears of many in the property…
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