SMEs on the rise since 2010

The number of small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) entering the market has increased by around 17 per cent since 2010, according to new figures. Hampshire Trust Bank has revealed that SMEs are on the rise as more people are opting to set up their own businesses.

FSB: 1 In 3 small businesses involved in overseas trade

The decision to leave the EU will have a huge impact on small businesses.

Unknown Recruitment Case Study

An interview with Wilson Leung, Founder and MD of Unknown Recruitment Limited asking how Brookson SME has helped him start and grow his recruitment business.

A New role for Brookson’s Lee Calland

Lee has worked for the past 2 years within Brookson’s business development team on the contractor accountancy side of the business but he will now be embarking on a new challenge within Brookson SME. We wish lee all the best in his new role and you can read the Q & A with Lee here.

Auto-enrolment crucial for small businesses

Businesses are facing difficulties handling auto-enrolment processes.

Can your company benefit from a youth apprentice scheme?

Businesses can see many advantages to taking on apprentices, from grants to a boost in skill level.

The cost to your business of employees being off work ill

Businesses lose hundreds of pounds per employee in sickness absences, so what can be done about it?

How to improve your business cash flow?

Boosting your company’s cash flow will take work but it is certainly achievable. Here, we list just some suggestions.

Auto-enrolment - how to avoid HMRC fines

Avoiding fines from HMRC for not going about your pension auto-enrolment scheme properly comes down to paying attention and being aware of your staging dates and any other relevant information.

The importance of managing costs in the first year

When setting up your own business, the first year is hugely important. The first 12 months can make or break a company, and present a number of different challenges for business owners.