SMEs being conned by consumers

A survey conducted by the Federation of Small Businesses, or FSB, has come up with some startling revelations. Three out of every 10 companies have been duped financially and the culprit is most cases (13 percent) are customers or a client while ‘card not present’ accounts for 10 percent of the fraud cases. This apart, […]

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Yorkshire SME’s report welcome growth

Despite reports of an industry downturn, small and medium-sized manufacturers in Yorkshire are reporting increased sales and predicting future growth. A hundred and sixty SME’s in the county were surveyed by the Manufacturing Advisory Service and 58% of them said that their orders grew in the last six months and 55% said that they were […]

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Scottish SME’s on the up and up

SME’s in Scotland are currently winning 78% of public sector contracts, which compares with just 13.7% in England. This figure was revealed in a consultation document published by the Scottish government. It was asking for feedback on a procurement reform bill which it hopes to introduce into the Scottish parliament next year. These figures are […]

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SME’s in the West Midlands showing great improvements

The Marketing Birmingham Regional Observatory and the Greater Birmingham and Solihull Local Enterprise Partnership have conducted research that shows that Small and Medium Enterprises in the area are really reaping the rewards when they target the overseas market. They experienced, by far, the highest growth in turnover and employment. Although the research revealed that the […]

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