All Starting A Business articles – Page 8

  • News

    Chancellor 'turning his back on 1 million people', MPs say

    2020-07-23T08:11:18Z

    Image: BBC A group of MPs have claimed the Chancellor Rishi Sunak has 'turned his back' on up to one million people by failing to provide financial support and assistance during the Covid-19 pandemic. The Treasury Committee said Mr Sunak had "effectively drawn a line" under providing support, despite ...

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    The power of STEM

    2020-07-23T07:00:17Z

    By Nick Travis, partner at Smith & Williamson This article was originally published in Smith & Williamson's Enterprise magazine, a thought leadership publication for entrepreneurs and growth companies. You can download this issue of Enterprise here . Fleeing Idi Amin’s reign of terror and being tied up as a suspected ...

  • Playmob
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    Changing the world through gaming

    2020-07-21T07:02:41Z

    By Nick Travis, partner at Smith & Williamson This article was originally published in Smith & Williamson's Enterprise magazine, a thought leadership publication for entrepreneurs and growth companies. You can download this issue of Enterprise here . The gaming industry is vast: bigger than the music and film industries combined, ...

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    World's first 'robotic farm'

    2020-07-20T09:16:55Z

    The future of farming in the UK and around the world could have a considerably more robotic feel after a consortium of businesses was awarded £2.5 million to create the world's first robotic farm. The ‘Robot Highways' project aims to as a catalyst for a sustainable farming industry in the ...

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    Student-run businesses turnover £1bn in 2019

    2020-07-20T08:54:01Z

    Businesses run by university turned over a collective £1 billion in 2019, according to a new report, as a quarter of students now say they want to start a business while studying. Creator Fund, Europe’s first venture capital fund to focus entirely on entrepreneurs at university, found that revenues brought ...

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    Pandemic insurance court case begins

    2020-07-20T08:17:39Z

    A court case that will determine whether or not businesses receive insurance payouts for loss of business due to the Covid-19 pandemic begins today (Monday). Thousands of businesses turned to their business interruption insurance policies to cover their losses when they were forced to close in March. However, many insurers ...

  • News

    Calls for a 'digital-led recovery'

    2020-07-17T14:43:25Z

    British businesses are calling on the government to lead a digital recovery from the economic crisis sparked by the Covid-19 pandemic. A survey conducted by cloud business management solutions provider Sage found that 80% of small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) believe digital adoption will be crucial for recovery and job ...

  • News

    Workers 'pleased' with mental health support during lockdown

    2020-07-17T08:00:45Z

    Image: Ben Smith A third of Brits have struggled with their mental health over the past three months, but the majority are pleased with the support they've received from their employers.The survey of 2,000 professionals in the UK from CV-Library found that job security has been the biggest concern ...

  • Feature

    Supply chain & cloud: What we learnt from COVID-19

    2020-07-17T07:00:23Z

    By Mark Anderson, IT director, Accora When the severity of COVID-19 became clear, we recognised a need to respond. As a manufacturer of assistive care equipment serving public and private sector organisations, and with bed capacity in NHS hospitals becoming overstretched , we had a social responsibility to tackle the ...

  • Feature

    Using case studies to bolster your business

    2020-07-17T07:00:00Z

    By Honest Communications ‘Case studies’ might sound a little dull - the idea of them may take you back to a sleepy afternoon geography lesson, memorising examples of erosion, or the effects of tourism in Skegness. But we believe case studies, when thought out properly and done well, are a ...

  • Feature

    What is the most sustainable way to travel?

    2020-07-16T09:25:19Z

    By Katherine Chan, content and marketing manager at Balance Holidays Sustainability is a hot topic when it comes to travel. While we are becoming more aware than ever of the possible detrimental impact of tourism, we are also reminded that some communities and countries prosper and thrive from visitors and ...

  • News

    Banks call for 'student loan style' plan to avoid 3 million job cuts

    2020-07-16T08:51:15Z

    Image: David Iliff Banks in the UK are calling on the government to introduce a student loan style approach to lending to avoid three million job losses. The industry believes as many as 800,000 businesses could go bust next year if they cannot defer repayments on government-backed loans. To ...

  • News

    Employment drops 649,000

    2020-07-16T08:27:39Z

    The number of people in employment in the UK fell by 649,000 between March and June as the effect of the Covid-19 pandemic took hold. The Office for National Statistics (ONS) said there were 2.6 million people claiming work-related benefits, including unemployment. It also revealed a record drop of 175.3 ...

  • Origami
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    A green energy world

    2020-07-16T08:00:44Z

    By Nick Travis, partner at Smith & Williamson This article was originally published in Smith & Williamson's Enterprise magazine, a thought leadership publication for entrepreneurs and growth companies. You can download this issue of Enterprise here . Peter Bance’s ‘lightbulb’ moment came after he had already set up and advised ...

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    Preparing for the new normal and building a financial plan

    2020-07-15T08:00:22Z

    By Donna Torres, director of small business at Xero UK There is some light at the end of the tunnel for small businesses. As the lockdown continues to ease many retailers and hospitality businesses are now opening up again, or preparing to return soon. Preparing for what’s around the ...

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    Shoppers to support local, independent businesses

    2020-07-15T07:00:14Z

    Four in five shoppers have pledged to continue supporting small, independent businesses as non-essential retailers continue to reopen after turning their backs on larger chains. In a study of 2,000 adults in the UK by Funding Circle, shoppers said they had turned their back on large chains during the Covid-19 ...

  • Seedling
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    Impact investment: Building a partnership

    2020-07-14T07:30:31Z

    By Nick Murphy, head of charities investment management at Smith & Williamson This article was originally published in Smith & Williamson's Enterprise magazine, a thought leadership publication for entrepreneurs and growth companies. You can download this issue of Enterprise here . There has been a subtle, but insistent shift in ...

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    Quarter of frontline workers planning to quit over Covid safety fears

    2020-07-14T07:02:01Z

    A quarter of frontline workers in the UK are planning to quit their job over how their employer has handled safety amid the Covid-19 outbreak. The survey, conducted by smart employee app Blink, found that 34% believe their bosses have not done enough to address safety concerns on the frontline. ...

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    Covid-19 makes business owners more environmentally conscious

    2020-07-14T07:00:25Z

    Two-thirds of SME owners say they are now more environmentally conscious following the Covid-19 pandemic, according to a survey. B2B energy suppliers Opus Energy and Haven Power, part of the Drax Group, found that bosses are willing to make bolder decisions as they prepare for a post-lockdown business world. Sixty-six ...

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    Keeping the world Calm

    2020-07-13T11:31:14Z

    By Nick Travis, partner at Smith & Williamson This article was originally published in Smith & Williamson's Enterprise magazine, a thought leadership publication for entrepreneurs and growth companies. You can download this issue of Enterprise here . Mental health problems are a global epidemic. The American Psychiatric Association reports that ...