In a week when consumer confidence has been described as being at “close to an all-time low”, we’ve been reading about how (according to the majority of UK businesses) the government seems unlikely to prevent things getting worse. A recent survey done by Bibby Financial Services revealed that as many as six out of ten [...]
Recently we’ve been reading a lot about how the UK’s small businesses are using e-commerce, and have come across some surprising statistics. While the bulk of the week’s headlines have been about the UK’s position in Europe, research also suggests that SMEs here are flagging on the e-commerce front. A study has shown that only [...]
A couple of weeks ago we wrote about how UK companies are continuing to invest into their workforce even though many of them are finding it is difficult to recruit the right employees for a position. Regardless of this skills shortage that many employers seem to be experiencing, seven out of ten businesses will be [...]
I’m sure that many of us would agree with the director general of the British Chambers of Commerce, when he says that people are at the heart of every successful business. As it turns out however, almost half of businesses are struggling to recruit the right staff. Despite the tough economic climate, UK companies are [...]
I think most of us will agree that it isn’t exactly the best time for small businesses in the UK. Combine, soaring unemployment rates, the biggest inflation rise for 20 years, and the prospect of energy prices increasing and this suggests a fairly gloomy state of affairs. This week it was also revealed that lending [...]
I recently started a discussion on LinkedIn in order to find out whether or not more people were beginning to work from home. The idea came to me after reading an article that suggested this was becoming the new trend in business. I was pleased to see many seasoned home workers getting involved and sharing [...]
There’s less than a week to go until the Government’s Innovation Launch Pad competition closes. If you haven’t heard about the competition, don’t panic just yet. I have provided some crucial information below. So here’s the deal: SMEs from around the UK are invited to submit a 500 word proposal explaining how their goods and [...]
What’s the catch? Today’s blog is a quick look at the Fujitsu Lifebook U772 Ultrabook. With most Ultrabooks being aimed at the consumer market (due...
We recently had Tristan Simmons from Netgear come into the BT Business Direct offices to talk about why 10 Gigabit connectivity is becoming an important topic...