Business planning

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.

Firms affected by late payment

More than three quarters of businesses suffer from late payments, according to research by Bacs.

Small employers not prepared for auto-enrolment

The majority of small and micro-employers have not set up a workplace pension scheme ahead of their auto-enrolment staging dates, according to research by the National Employment Savings Trust.

Shop prices fall for 20th consecutive month

Shop price deflation slowed to 1.7% in December 2014, down from 1.9% the previous month, according to figures released by the British Retail Consortium.

Small firms lack savings accounts

Less than a third of small and micro-sized businesses put money into a business savings account, research by Aldermore has found.

Shop prices fall 1.8% in September

Shop prices fell by 1.8% in the year to September 2014, according to figures from the British Retail Consortium and Nielsen.

Small firms unprepared for data loss

Less than a third of small businesses have plans to ensure business continuity in the event of data loss, according to a report by disaster recovery firm Databarracks.

Funding your fashion brand

Our fashion clients often ask us for advice about raising finance. Some need help getting off the ground, whilst others want to know how they can take their established business to the next level.

Whether you are seeking finance to fund your first industrial sewing machine or need to secure new premises, our advice is always the same: start with the basics.

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