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Late Payments Jul 2015

Late payments: time to pay fair

Late payments. Not just two words, but a major problem. Despite increased attention from successive governments, the issue remains. UK small businesses are blighted by late payments. That’s why we welcome the creation of the Small Business Commissioner position, but also recognise there is a long, long way to go. Our latest Small Business Panel [...]
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Is your company #FitForBusiness? Part 2

This week we want to know if you are physically #FitForBusiness? With only one-third of the UK population meeting current guidelines for physical activity and rates of obesity rising, there’s a real danger that we’re becoming an unhealthy society. We believe physical wellbeing is good for business and here is why. Follow and join in our social conversations #FitForBusiness Continue reading…
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StartUp Britain bus tour week 3

The wheels on the bus go round and round – week 3 of the StartUp Britain #StartUpTour The StartUpBritain #StartUpTour continues to be full swing and each week we have been astounded by the reception of the people we have been meeting as the tour continues its way across the country. Last week the bus [...]

#Budget2015 – Sage and business experts reaction

Yesterday the Chancellor delivered his first budget since the Conservatives won the General Election earlier this year. However, given some surprising omissions from Osbourne’s do small businesses feel deflated? Ahead of the Budget, we spoke with Sage customers and found out what they wanted to see announced. It came as no surprise that business rates and tackling red tape topped your priorities – but where was this in the Budget? Continue reading…

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Come and see us on tour in Cardiff on 10 July

Week 3 of the StartUp Britain bus tour sees us in Cardiff on Friday 10 July. We’ll be bringing start-up advice to budding entrepreneurs in the area along with NatWest, Start Up Loans and Upwork as well as StartUp Britain. Come along and see our Business Expert Jonathan Dowden and discuss your business ideas with him. [...]
The start-up team in Manchester with local MP, Mike Kane

StartUp Britain bus tour week 2

The big wheels keep on rollin’ – Week 2 of the StartUp Britain #StartUpTour The StartUpBritain #StartUpTour is in full swing and we have been blown away by the reception and people that we are meeting up and down the country. Last week the bus rolled into Newcastle, Middlesbrough, York, Leeds and Manchester. In our [...]