Business planning

Export growth drops

Export growth has fallen, a report by British Chambers of Commerce and DHL suggests.

SMEs create new jobs

SMEs have created an additional 400,000 jobs this year, analysis by the Forum of Private Business shows.

Auto-enrolment staging date unknown to many employers

Almost two thirds of small and micro employers don't know when they need to start complying with auto-enrolment, according to research by The Pensions Regulator.

Business planning overlooked by SMEs

Almost a third of small and medium-sized business owners are operating without a formal business plan in place, according to research by Close Brothers Asset Finance.

SMEs not seeking expert advice

SMEs are not making use of expert advice when starting their business, research by Aviva has found.

Medium-sized business owners plan exit strategies

A third of medium-sized business owners are planning to sell their business, a report by law firm Mills & Reeve has found.

Businesses hold back on capital investment

Almost two thirds of UK businesses generated a cash surplus this year, according to research by the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales.

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