Tagged: small businesses

UK’s ThinCats Explains Why New Labour Government Needs to Back Growth for SMEs

UK’s ThinCats has shared insights following the new Labour government announcement. Managing Director Ravi Anand gives his thoughts on what ThinCats would like “to see from the new government and challenges them to back growth and invest in mid-sized SMEs.” For any incoming Government, there… Read More

Bluevine Adds Mastercard-Powered Small Business Credit Card to Suite of Banking Products

Bluevine, the banking platform that serves as the financial operating system for startups and small businesses, today announced the general availability of the Bluevine Business Cashback Mastercard, which offers small business owners “essential access to working capital along with an expansive menu of business tools,… Read More

Fintech iwoca Releases Report Highlighting Best UK Cities for Workers Employed By Small Businesses

Peterborough is ranked the best city to work for a small business in Britain, according to new research compiled by iwoca, one of Europe’s small business lenders. iwoca’s ‘Top 25 Towns & Cities for SME Jobs’ list ranks areas “using ONS data on average wage,… Read More

SumUp and Adyen to Enable Faster Payouts for SMEs Globally

Adyen (ADYEN:AMS), the financial technology platform for businesses, and SumUp, the global financial technology firm for small merchants, have joined forces in a partnership to offer a best-in-class payment experience and accelerated settlements for millions of small businesses worldwide. With this partnership, SumUp builds on its… Read More

Small Businesses Still Find It Challenging and Costly to Setup Payment Acceptance – Research Report

For small businesses, navigating the set-up of payment acceptance can be confusing and expensive, often requiring significant upfront costs to set up a website, checkout, and POS terminal. This, according to an update from researchers at Juniper Research. However, merchants can now do all these… Read More

Small Businesses in Australia Report Significant Challenges Including Labor Productivity Decline

Xero, the global small business platform, has released research highlighting how Australian small businesses think and feel about the end of financial year (EOFY). The survey of more than 1000 small business owners and decision makers “revealed 71% consider this time of year stressful, and… Read More

UK Fintech Tide Partners with Connect Earth to Help SMEs Reach Net Zero

Tide, the business financial platform in the UK, has partnered with carbon measurement pioneer Connect Earth to develop and deliver a new range of carbon accounting tools that will help Tide’s members (customers) reduce their carbon footprint. Small businesses currently account “for 50% of the… Read More

Northern Ireland based Small Businesses Are Increasingly Using External Finance – Report

The British Business Bank has released a new report showing that 56% of smaller businesses in Northern Ireland are using external finance. The report, entitled, Northern Ireland SME Access to Finance Report, shares key insights about small businesses operating in the area. 📢Out today, our… Read More

Venmo Small Business Grant Now Accepting Applications to Accelerate Growth of Small Businesses

Venmo announced the third Venmo Small Business Grant, a program for small businesses that will provide financial grants and mentorship to 10 Venmo business profile users. In the program’s third year, selected businesses will each “receive $20,000 for expenses, such as rent, supplies, marketing, or… Read More

Majority of US SMBs Expect Revenue Growth in 2024, Research Report Claims

A majority of small and mid-sized business owners expect their revenues to increase this year, and their worries over a recession have declined substantially, according to the 2024 Bank of America Business Owner Report, conducted in partnership with Bank of America Institute (NYSE: BAC). While… Read More

UK Small Businesses Reportedly Continued Recruitment Activities, Exhibiting Signs of Recovery Despite Challenging Macroeconomic Environment

UK small business hiring continued to show signs of recovery in the face of a challenging macroeconomic environment, with employment rising 1.4% year-on-year (y/y) in the first quarter of the year (January-March 2024). According to the latest Xero Small Business Insights (XSBI) data from global… Read More

Small Businesses in Canada Stabilizing Operations Amid Slowing Decline in Revenue – Report

Xero, the global small business platform, released its latest Xero Small Business Insights (XSBI) quarterly update for Canada, based on data from October to December 2023. The data showed that Canada’s small business sales decline “may be levelling off, which is an encouraging signal for… Read More

Small Businesses in Australia Reportedly Keeping Up with Big Business In Terms of Labor Productivity

Xero, the global small business platform, today released a Xero Small Business Insights (XSBI) special report which shows Australian small business labor productivity is keeping pace with national productivity growth, but remains below pre-pandemic levels. The report, Small business productivity: Trends, implications and strategies, is… Read More

New Zealand Small Businesses Reportedly Experiencing Challenges with Labor Productivity in Post COVID Environment

Xero, the global small business platform, released a Xero Small Business Insights (XSBI) report which shows New Zealand small business labor productivity remains below pre-pandemic levels, putting additional pressure on small businesses. The report, Small business productivity: Trends, implications and strategies, is based on anonymized… Read More

UK Small Businesses Faced Slower Wage Growth and Late Payments – Research Report

Small firms continue to face a challenging macroeconomic environment, as sales growth in the December festive period hit a three-year low, according to the Xero Small Business Insights (XSBI) data from global small business platform Xero – which covers the three months to December 2023…. Read More

Bluevine, the Digital Banking Platform for Small Businesses, Releases Business Owner Success Survey Report

Bluevine, the one-stop digital banking platform specifically designed for small businesses, today released its inaugural Business Owner Success Survey (BOSS) Report, “benchmarking the data behind the actual decisions that US-based small business owners are making and informing their future decisions.” The data supports an “overarching… Read More

Bluevine, the Digital Banking Platform for SMBs, Partners with Allpoint

Bluevine, the one-stop digital banking platform specifically designed for small businesses,  announced a new partnership with Allpoint to “provide more convenient ATM cash deposit access to its customers through 1,500 Allpoint+ enabled ATMs.” Combining the new Allpoint partnership with participating Green Dot retailers, small business… Read More

Jack Henry Announces that Banno Business Will Provide Modern Banking Experiences for SMBs

Jack Henry (Nasdaq: JKHY) is pleased to announce Banno Business, a new solution that enables community and regional financial institutions “to offer modern banking experiences for small-to-medium businesses (SMBs).” Community banks and credit unions are “well-positioned to support SMBs because of their knowledge of the… Read More

SoFi Introduces Small Business Financing Marketplace

SoFi (NASDAQ: SOFI), the digital personal finance company, announced recently the expansion of its new small business marketplace within the SoFi product experience. With this addition, SoFi will now be able to better support millions of American small business owners’ financing needs by “connecting them… Read More

UK SMEs Record Solid Growth with Renewed Interest in Service Economy – Report

Business activity at UK small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) expanded at the fastest rate for seven months in December, “led by renewed growth in the service economy.” Adding to signs of a steady turnaround in business conditions, new orders “stabilized at the end of 2023,… Read More

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