• 5 Steps To Take If Your Business Is Under-Performing

    5 Steps To Take If Your Business Is Under-Performing0

    According to Investopedia, 20% of new businesses fail within the first 2 years of operation, while 45% fail within the first 5 years. Those statistics are undeniably scary, but what if your business isn’t failing, but simply under-performing? What can you do to ensure that your business takes off and starts reaching its true potential? The good news is that there are methods of turning a failing business around. You can take your business from mediocre to full-potential effectively, but you have to be willing to put in the time and effort required.

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  • Will Manufacturers Weather the COVID-19 Storm?

    Will Manufacturers Weather the COVID-19 Storm?0

    The Covid-19 pandemic is now fully upon most of us. Depending on where you are in the world, you may well have already been dealing with the impacts of this new virus for a while now. However, for nations like the US and the UK, the novel coronavirus has only just begun to exert its effects on us.

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  • What to Consider When Running Your Business From Home

    What to Consider When Running Your Business From Home0

    Many people share a dream of eventually running their own business. Some people want to get creative in the kitchen and serve specialized dishes at a restaurant they own or open a salon for clients they’ve met over the years.

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  • International Women’s Month 2020: Meet Maggie Rodriguez Piza, CEO of Funding London

    International Women’s Month 2020: Meet Maggie Rodriguez Piza, CEO of Funding London0

    Since joining ‘Funding London’ ten years ago, Maggie has had an impressive track record of delivering results, in particular with her unwavering support for female-led companies. To date, Funding London has invested more than £68 million into 673 SMEs, secured £402 million in outside investment for small businesses, and created or safeguarded more than 6,435 jobs.

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  • International Women’s Month 2020: Why Women Make Great Educators and What You Can Learn From Them

    International Women’s Month 2020: Why Women Make Great Educators and What You Can Learn From Them0

    According to OECD, over 83% of educators in primary schools are female. For tertiary education, that percentage almost halves to 44%, whilst Higher Education is male dominated. Let’s take business schools for example: of 2018’s Financial Times ranking of global business schools, only 12 of the top 100 institutions had female deans, and the proportions of female board members, faculty and students stood at 24%, 26%, and 34% respectively.

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  • Q1 2020

    Q1 20200

    But, the focus of this issue isn’t the pandemic. In light of International Woman’s Day, which already seems like a lifetime ago, SME News wanted to spotlight the work of women-owned companies who are driving industries and shifting paradigms. So, let us focus on something positive. Let’s look at the female pioneers and disruptors who are shaking the world of UK business and beyond.

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