'You can see why Law will be feeling let down. A rival company with an imitation idea is able to substantially undercut him on price'
Many small businesses are pressing on with ambitious plans
All six of the big energy providers have now cut their prices this year. Unfortunately, someone hasn’t been invited to the party.
Alternative finance has come on stream just at the moment when it is most needed
It is the SMEs' views we should be listening to and their problems we should be prioritising for solutions
There's an opportunity for the sector to establish itself as a genuine rival to the banks
There is no single secret of success that will guarantee your business makes it. But if you study those ventures that come up short, you’ll find the same mistakes recurring
The industry is worth more than £11bn to the economy and employs 130,000. Those figures could double
Richard Setterwall says his dog-sitting site is about trust and reliability
Small Talk: Business person of the week - Sally Phillips - Founder, Chimney Sheep
Small Talk: The British Chambers of Commerce published figures suggesting that exporters experienced the weakest growth in orders since the financial crisis
See, it was easy. At a stroke last week, the supermarket group Tesco cut through the nonsense that big businesses spout about paying suppliers. It announced a standardised payments system that from next June will see small suppliers (those who deliver up to £100,000 of products each year) paid within 14 days, and medium-sized suppliers paid five days quicker than the largest companies.
Mr Corbyn’s suggestion that it might be possible to offer self-employed workers access to statutory sick pay and maternity pay will resonate with many
Small Talk: For many small businesses, the scandal of mis-sold interest rate swaps remains an open sore
Small Talk: We can’t expect smaller businesses to absorb the same additional costs as big companies