Entrepreneurs and small businesses

Small businesses: how to chase late payments

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For small businesses, customers in arrears are a big headache. Know your rights when chasing late payments.

SMEs shun cloud computing

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Nearly 60% of SMEs have yet to begin using cloud computing services. It’s important that they do.

The FCA falls short on small-business lending


Small-business lending is still not within the FCA’s remit. So if you feel you have been mistreated by your bank, your ability to seek redress is limited.

How small businesses can tap the EIS

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Small businesses can benefit from the enterprise investment scheme (EIS), but they must tread carefully.

Small business: How to stay safe from cybercrime

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Small and medium-sized enterprises are tempting targets for cybercriminals. David Prosser explains how to keep your business safe.

Five questions for: Karim Kaddoura, co-founder, Virtuo

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MoneyWeek talks to Karim Kaddoura, co-founder of mobile-phone based car-rental firm, Virtuo.

R&D tax relief capped for small businesses

Small businesses’ access to valuable tax relief when investing in research and development (R&D) could be curtailed by attempts to crack down on fraud in the system.

Pension savings shortfall among the self employed

Almost two-thirds of self-employed people currently have no pension savings, while more than a quarter aren’t making any savings at all

Should your business make use of angel investors?

Angel investor

Angel investors can be a big help to small businesses, says David Prosser. But there are downsides.

Five questions for: Edward Hancock, Founder of The Cheese Geek

The Cheese Geek is a modern online cheesemonger which hopes to make “buying cheese as fun and easy as eating it”.

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