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Be wise and digitalise, report urges UK SMEs

A recent report has laid out a digital roadmap that could catalyse up to a £57bn productivity pay-out for UK SMEs over five years The...
AMRC Training Centre

Merchant bankers pitch in to help funding for apprentices

THE NEXT generation of engineers – hopefully brimming with energy and fresh ideas – is taking steps down the education path at Britain’s AMRC...
Military to civilian

Study finds more support is needed for access to finance for self-employed squaddies

The Federation of Small Businesses calls for better access to finance for self-employed people in, or leaving, the Armed Forces community MIKE Cherry, national chairman...
Global Trade Finance

Seven international banks sign-up for global digital network for SME finance

CHEAPER and easier funding for corporates via a global digital network in trade finance: this is the goal of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU)...
UK Exports

Changes and optimism in the engine room of UK economy

SMALL and medium enterprises (SMEs) are in the news with optimistic projections for Britain’s export trade – despite Brexit – and BNP Paribas appointing...
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Want to speed-up your start-up? An accelerator may be the answer

Successful participants in this scheme could evolve into $100m-evaluated companies, under the guidance of experts. THE Holt Accelerator team is on the search for the...
Currencies paying for ICO

IC… oh, dear! Initial coin offerings can, and do, go wrong, so ‘caveat investor’

Do some Google research on ICOs and you will immediately hear the faint, but unmistakable, clang of warning bells. Bells that almost – but...
Gibraltar

‘The Rock’ aims to give a solid foundation to crypto industry

Experts and investors are heading to Gibraltar for an international convention on DLT, blockchain and cryptocurrency By HAL WILLIAMS The tiny British enclave of Gibraltar has...
ILO SCORE

SCORE-ing big! How a cooperative approach to improved work conditions in SMEs can increase...

Improving SMEs workplace practices can help them achieve better productivity. The ILO’s SCORE Training programme is helping companies in China improve work conditions, and...
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Zambia Makes Steady Progress in Financial Inclusion but Many Women Still Excluded

Mary Banda runs a small restaurant in Kamwala market, one of Lusaka’s oldest markets. She uses the proceeds from her business to feed her...