Germany’s export powerhouse explained - in just six words

A worker with Meyer Weft on their overalls watches a cruise liner

Achtung! Teach yourself the German terms that explains the success of Mittelstand

Small firms need to wake up to the benefits of wellbeing

Team of people in office

SMEs have the most to gain from a wellbeing strategy and the reduction in staff illness it can bring

Invoice discounting made easy

Investly is set to cut the cost of invoice discounting with an online peer-to-peer platform

Small is beautiful

The public sector has always relied on the major service providers to fulfil its procurement requirements – but times are changing

Get a website to get ahead

Lots of British companies still don’t have a website. They are badly missing out. In a Q&A, Emma Jones, founder of Enterprise Nation, the campaigning body for entrepreneurs and small businesses, explains why all firms need a website

Smaller firms think big data

More small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) are catching up with bigger businesses to make data work for their company

Beware the pitfalls of underinsurance

With many smaller businesses struggling to recover from the recession, keeping insurance cover to a minimum has been a way of cutting costs which could, however, prove disastrous

KashFlow is king for small businesses and accountants


Small businesses are the lifeblood of the UK economy and yet many are putting their future at risk by failing to organise finances properly