There are no end of challenges facing the modern business owner. As well as turning a profit, they have to deal with filing taxes, handling recruitment, managing stock, launching marketing campaigns and a wide range of other considerations.
Nearly one in five (17%) UK small businesses chose to move their business online sooner than anticipated due to Coronavirus, a new report had revealed.
With SMEs struggling to keep their businesses running through the coronavirus crisis, eBay UK has today pledged a major cashflow boost by offering payment holidays for all sellers and any new businesses joining the site.
The small business champion ParcelHero says the new Government lockdown doesn’t have to spell the end for SME businesses. It has issued a 10-step guide to making full use of the Government’s latest coronavirus SME aid schemes
Nearly three-quarters (70%) of SME owners in the retail sector are concerned that multinationals and other large corporates ‘have too much say’ over the future viability of their business, according to research compiled by accountancy firm, Menzies LLP.
Nearly nine in 10 small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) expect to be selling online by the end of next year compared to 64 per cent of SMEs who say they sell online today, according to the Q4 2017 SME
Just seven per cent of SME decision makers surveyed in the retail sector invest in technology to meet peak periods, like Christmas, which could put themselves at a clear disadvantage against the online and high street giants. As today’s major retailers
Independent research commissioned by Shutl, the platform that gives people control over their deliveries, has found SME retailers to be positive about trading conditions during 2017 and into 2018. Of the 500 SME business owners surveyed, nearly two thirds felt
New transaction data from PayPal reveals how small and medium-sized businesses benefitted most from the record lows of the pound last year. While SMEs in the UK saw their international PayPal sales rise 10% year-on-year from January to June 2016,
New research from British Gas Business shows that a worrying number of Britain's small to medium-sized (SME) businesses do not consider loss of energy supply to be a major risk to their business. Only 17% believe this to be a threat
A new study from First Data reveals that SMEs are struggling to keep pace with customer impatience. 78% acknowledge that an acceptable time for customers to wait is only up to five minutes, while 64% of SMEs that sell goods
Hermes, the consumer delivery specialist, has launched a partnership with an innovative order and shipping management platform to provide added convenience and choice for SME retailers and Internet power sellers. The delivery firm has teamed-up with Zenstores so its business
SAP SE today launched the SAP Anywhere software in the UK. The new front-office solution is designed specifically to help meet the dynamic needs of small businesses and is said to provide everything a small business requires to run its
SMEs in the retail industry with their sights set on international expansion – some of the UK’s next mini-multinationals – are being hindered by poor service, unclear fees and a lack of appropriate products when using banks for international currency
Mobile critical for UK small businesses to compete against big retailers during Black Friday, says Google
Google today revealed data to show that for small businesses to win against big retail on Black Friday, it is crucial they adjust to the mobile web quickly. Last year, close to 30% of retail revenue was driven by mobile,
PayPal and Bouncepad claim they are making it easier and more affordable for small businesses to start accepting contactless payments, and boost convenience for customers in-store. Bundling the new PayPal Here card reader with Bouncepad’s PayPal tablet enclosure and custom
The first study analyzing the impact of Google’s mobile update has revealed confusion and concern amongst many businesses at the inconsistent and unpredictable impact the update had caused. The study of 2000 SMEs (small and medium sized businesses) across the
A major new study of online business sentiment by eBay reveals that small businesses are finally waking up the importance of a mobile strategy. Of the 307 eBay and other online business that partners YouGov spoke to, almost 1
InPost, the send, collect and return parcel locker service, has revealed research highlighting half of UK shoppers (50%) are set to switch to larger retailers for gifts as we get closer to Christmas, a trend that is particularly pronounced amongst
UK SME online retailers are planning to start their Christmas promotions this week – a week earlier than last year – as they prepare to win their share of festive sales, according to research by Royal Mail. The study of over 300
UK online merchants are expected to export a record £153m worth of items this Christmas to online buyers all over the world, according the latest data from eBay.co.uk. Between the end of October, to the middle of December, eBay merchants in the
Small business owners over-estimate the burden of providing maternity protection to their staff a new review, conducted by a team of experts from Middlesex University for the International Labour Organization, has revealed in a new report, out 20 October 2014. The
SME dominated sectors have shown slower growth, according to new research from Boost Capital. In key sectors such as retail trade, construction and hospitality, the relative contribution to overall GDP of those sectors has seen stronger decline than in other
Today, PayPal launched PassPort, a website designed to educate and empower small businesses with free tools to expand their global sales. PassPort provides country-specific guidance on seasonal sales peaks, including holidays and events; cultural customs, taboos and trends; shipping and distribution
Research from Barclaycard reveals SMEs are losing out on hundreds of pounds a week – £7.5bn across the country each year – by not offering customers the option of paying by debit or credit card. Despite three quarters (74.5%) of all retail