Small business news - September 2020

SMEs invest to adapt and survive

Despite the financial pressures caused by COVID-19, more than three-quarters of small business owners have invested additional budget into their companies this year...

Date: 22 September 2020 By:

Christmas comes early as shopping habits change

New research shows that British consumers have radically altered the way they shop and, in a quest for bargains, many have already started to buy Christmas gifts...

Date: 22 September 2020 By:

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Working from home increases cyber threat

A new study has found that many employers are failing to give their staff adequate information on ways to avoid cyber-attacks while they are working from home...

Date: 15 September 2020 By:

A female freelancer nurses a headache as she works

No rest for the self-employed as holidays are ditched

Nearly three-quarters of business owners say they will take no more than five days holiday next year even though 89% agree that time off is important for mental health...

Date: 15 September 2020 By:

An entrepreneur worries about business finances following the COVID pandemic

Businesses need support as debts rise

Four in ten firms have borrowed money this year to help them survive the pandemic; now they need support to avoid getting into a debt crisis...

Date: 8 September 2020 By:

Lou Johnson of Moo Like a Monkey features in the Small Biz 100

Countdown to Small Business Saturday begins

One hundred of the UK's most inspiring small businesses have been chosen to mark the official countdown to Small Business Saturday 2020...

Date: 8 September 2020 By:

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Cyber crime threatens small firm survival

Research shows that three out of five small businesses close their doors within six months after falling victim to a cyber-attack...

Date: 1 September 2020 By:

Small business owner is optimistic about his business' future

Small firms outperform expectations

UK small businesses saw a 14% drop in revenue in the second quarter of 2020 because of the coronavirus pandemic but the impact was far less damaging than had been feared...

Date: 25 August 2020 By:

A couple work out how much they can save each month

Why it's time for a money makeover

Three-quarters of Brits say the coronavirus pandemic has prompted them to rethink their spending and saving habits...

Date: 18 August 2020 By:

Applications open for second SEISS grant

Self-employed workers who have been financially affected by coronavirus can now apply for a second grant through the Self Employment Income Support Scheme...

Date: 18 August 2020 By:

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