Business planning

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.

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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.

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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.

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SMEs look to fund investment plans

Three in 5 SMEs are confident they can secure a bank loan to fund investment plans, research by Clydesdale and Yorkshire Banks has found.

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Small firms rely on planning not luck

Luck does not play a big role in a firm's success according to nearly 3 quarters of small business owners, research by software provider Sage has found.

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Call for age diverse workforces

Employers need to do more to take full advantage of 'age diverse' workforces, according to research from the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development.

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Most start-ups based at home

Seventy per cent of all new businesses are started at home, research by AXA Business Insurance and the Enterprise Nation business network has found.

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Corporate insolvencies at six year low

The number of corporate insolvencies fell in 2013 to its lowest level since 2007, according to Government figures.

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Small manufacturers plan investment

Small manufacturers are planning to increase investment during 2014, according to a survey by the Confederation of British Industry.

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Businesses urged to consider succession planning

Farmers in Northern Ireland are being urged to put proper succession plans in place in order to protect their businesses.

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