Small business


Equity investment in small UK businesses hit record in 2021

Equity investment in small UK businesses almost doubled in 2021, hitting a record £18.1bn across 2,616 deals

Private equity

Equity investment in small business hits record £9bn in 2020

Half of the money raised last year went to SMEs in the tech sector, highlighting split between tech businesses and the rest of the small business economy


Bank lending to small retailers falls 4%

Small businesses increasingly turning to alternative finance options


Mettrr founder on taking on Squarespace and navigating angel investors

The former equity derivatives trader is heading into the US market to take on Squarespace and Wix with his automated website builder.

Human Resources

It’s time small businesses fell back in love with HR this Valentine’s Day

Here, Jonathan Richards, CEO at breatheHR, explores why businesses need to rekindle the flame with their HR department this Valentine's Day.

Human Resources

Personal development in small business

Can employees in small businesses benefit from personal development, too? Speakers Corner's Nick Gold explains.

Financial Management

How to save money with your small business

Saving money is the main goal for entrepreneurs trying to break even in their first year. It’s also one of the most stressful aspects of running a small business. But, being successful is all about keeping track of your finances and find where you are overspending.


BREAKING: Margot James appointed small business minister

Margot James bring decades of entrepreneurial experience to her role as minister for small business, consumers and corporate responsibility in PM Theresa May's new cabinet.


65% of small businesses hinder growth through tech inadequacy

Giving SMBs back just two hours each week – through, for instance, better use of technology – could boost the UK economy by almost £9 billion.

Human Resources

One in three small business owners hit the bottle to deal with stress

Research by crunch.co.uk suggests self-medication among the UK's entrepreneurs is reaching worrying levels.


Government’s closer ties with European Investment Fund ‘welcome news’ for UK small business

Everline Ezbob COO Russell Gould believes agreement will improve lending options for ‘under-served’ British small businesses.


Boiling down the contents of the government's Small Business, Enterprise and Employment Bill

After much fanfare, and an appearance during the Queen's Speech, the Small Business, Enterprise and Employment Bill has been unveiled. But what does it promise for enterprising UK companies?