Small businesses in London entirely unprepared for chaotic no-deal Brexit

Small businesses in London entirely unprepared for chaotic no-deal Brexit

Only eight per cent of small businesses in London have started planning for a no-deal Brexit, according to new research from the Federation of Small Businesses (FSB). FSB’s latest research shows that a further 52% believe that a no-deal Brexit will have an impact on their business but haven’t yet started planning for the...

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Not all capital is created equal: SME leaders must find the right capital to help their business grow, says mentor and SME champion Guy Tolhurst

Not all capital is created equal: SME leaders must find the right capital to help their business grow, says mentor and SME champion Guy Tolhurst

So the legend goes that Lionel Messi could dribble a ball before his second birthday; Kobe Bryant could dunk at three, and Serena Williams picked up a racket at four. Child prodigies abound, and Guy Tolhurst started his first business at five years old. Selling woodlice from his bedside table,...

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The Art of the Speech, with public speaking coach Alex Merry

The Art of the Speech, with public speaking coach Alex Merry

Before the internet became the ultimate stop for information and new ideas, Alex Merry was driving up and down the country delivering speeches every day for three months at a time. This was a wholly different era; an era in which a face-book was a phone book with contact photos...

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World Cup and heatwave help UK retailers in July

World Cup and heatwave help UK retailers in July

England’s run to the semi-finals of the World Cup and a sweltering summer led to a spending rise on food, drink, and electric fans in July, caused a minor spike in spending in July. Total retail sales values grew by 1.6% compared with July 2017, the weakest increase since February...

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Wheely – Your Personal Driver

Wheely – Your Personal Driver

Reporting by Simran Mahli Wheely, London’s first chauffeur- driven ride- hailing app, recently launched in London -offering online services for ordering luxury and executive rides. Anton Chirkunov, Founder and CEO of Wheely, is spending £20,000 a week on incentives on drivers to join the app and £100,00 a month on...

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Small businesses round against disorderly ‘No Deal’ Brexit

Small businesses round against disorderly ‘No Deal’ Brexit

A ‘No Deal’ Brexit would disproportionately affect small businesses in the UK, according to the Federation of Small Businesses (FSB). The warning comes attached with new research that reveals the consequences for small businesses if they are faced with any form of customs declarations post Brexit. FSB’s new research found...

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Robot Recruitment: The recruitment industry should seize not shun automation

Robot Recruitment: The recruitment industry should seize not shun automation

There are very few industries in the world that have escaped the clutches of the Internet and the recruitment industry is no exception. Gone are the days in which puff-chested baby-boomers marched up and down the streets from dawn until dusk delivering hand-written CVs to prospective employers. Now, job-seeking millennials...

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Small business confidence in London lagging

Small business confidence in London lagging

More than a third (35%) of small businesses expect their performance will improve over the coming three months. Less than a quarter (24%) believe performance will worsen, according to new Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) figures. The domestic economy (57%) remains the number one barrier to small business growth, with...

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FSB urges Government to improve supply chain procurement for the sake of taxpayers and small businesses

FSB urges Government to improve supply chain procurement for the sake of taxpayers and small businesses

Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) is calling on the Government to accept a raft of public procurement reforms that will promote supply chain best-practice and unlock the potential of the UK’s 5.7 million small businesses. Data from the latest FSB report, ‘Chain Reaction: Improving the supply chain experience for smaller firms’,...

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Interview with Alex Limpert, CEO and co-founder of GuestReady

Interview with Alex Limpert, CEO and co-founder of GuestReady

GuestReady is a unique online service that allows Airbnb hosts to professionally manage their property. Nearly two years old, the startup has attracted funding from the likes of Impulse VC, a fund backed by Chelsea F.C. owner Roman Abramovich to Swiss Founders Fund. To date, it has helped nearly 20,000...

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