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Business Barometer highlights SME Manufacturing Success

A snapshot of the West Midlands revealed SME manufacturing companies in the region are bounding ahead of those in the rest of the country according to the Business Growth Service. The BGS Barometer surveyed 50 business leaders in the SME

More Business Growth Funding available

If your business needs growth funding, now is a good time to seriously look at a loan as there are some great deals around. Cost of borrowing falls With the European Central Bank providing some quantitative easing, availability of credit

Where’s my money? – a Credit Control problem

That’s the question I often hear when I am providing business advice to micro businesses. Owners of these businesses (1-4 employees as defined by the Business Growth service) are often hampered by lack of internal resource due to their small

Something for the weekend for SME owners

A massive personal sacrifice A new study by Sage has revealed the startling numbers of SME owners who have needed to dip into their own savings to maintain their companies’ continuing existence, with some even having to re-mortgage their homes.

Significant increase in SME Lending in Q2 2015

Net lending to small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) in the UK has significantly increased through the second quarter of 2015. The new figures from the Bank of England (BOE) Funding for Lending Scheme (FLS) shows UK banks and building