Economics

Insight on how economic factors can impact your business

Economic factors outside our control can sometimes have an impact on business. In this section we look at how fiscal activity affects business, the implications of government policy, and how you can prepare your business and understand your market, as well as the wider business environment.

UK Exports: Why you should start exporting to Asia

UK Exports: Why you should start exporting to Asia

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UK Exports: Why you should start exporting to Asia

With high economic growth and ideal market conditions in the Far East, exporting to Asia has never been easier and, potentially, more lucrative for UK SMEs

Dissecting the Aftermath of General Election 2017

Dissecting the Aftermath of General Election 2017

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Dissecting the Aftermath of General Election 2017

As parliament takes its summer recess and attention turns to Brexit, how does one make sense of the last three months in UK politics? And what's next?

The New £5 Note and the Future of Cash

The New £5 Note and the Future of Cash

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The New £5 Note and the Future of Cash

The new polymer £5 note was recently introduced by The Bank of England. But what does it mean for money and can it withstand the growth of digital payments?

EU Referendum: Is Brexit or Bremain Best for Your Business?

EU Referendum: Is Brexit or Bremain Best for Your Business?

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EU Referendum: Is Brexit or Bremain Best for Your Business?

With one day left to the EU referendum, we were on hand to help business owners who were still sitting on the fence

Who Likes to Spend Money in the UK?

Who Likes to Spend Money in the UK?

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Who Likes to Spend Money in the UK?

Gift retailer, Buyagift, reveals research on regional spending habits and what it means for businesses around the UK

How Deborah Meaden Made Her Fortune

How Deborah Meaden Made Her Fortune

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How Deborah Meaden Made Her Fortune

The Dragons' Den businesswoman, Deborah Meaden, may be worth millions, but how did she achieve her high-flying status? Read her story here

The Career of Steve Jobs

The Career of Steve Jobs

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The Career of Steve Jobs

The story of Apple founder Steve Jobs' career and his mission to revolutionize how we use consumer electronics – from the Apple 1 computer to the iPhone 5

The Story of Colonel Sanders, KFC Founder

The Story of Colonel Sanders, KFC Founder

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The Story of Colonel Sanders, KFC Founder

KFC founder, Colonel Sanders, fought hard for success – he triumphed after a lifetime of drama and bad luck. Read about his roller coaster of a career here.

The Expert's View: Closure of Business Growth Service

The Expert's View: Closure of Business Growth Service

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The Expert's View: Closure of Business Growth Service

Richard Harrison offers a candid view of the implications for providers and SMEs of the Business Growth Service closure, including GrowthAccelerator and MAS

Terminating an Executive Officer After TARP Funding

Terminating an Executive Officer After TARP Funding

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Terminating an Executive Officer After TARP Funding

What are the consequences for terminating an executive officer in a US firm that has accepted Troubled Asset Relief Program (TARP) government funding?

Selling Products Globally

Selling Products Globally

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Selling Products Globally

Are you aware that by selling goods to consumers in Europe – you are governed by the EU distance selling rules for VAT? What are these rules?

What is Supply and Demand?

What is Supply and Demand?

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What is Supply and Demand?

Supply and demand is a key component of understanding your business model, your sector and your customers. Here's you can make the most out of it...

How Markets and Trade Relations Affect Business

How Markets and Trade Relations Affect Business

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How Markets and Trade Relations Affect Business

Learn how changes in business markets and trade relations (as a result of both domestic and international politics) can significantly affect a business.

How Does Government Type Affect My Business?

How Does Government Type Affect My Business?

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How Does Government Type Affect My Business?

Government type (dictatorship, democracy, monarchy, etc) can have many significant affects on the way you manage and operate your business.

Introduction to the CMA

Introduction to the CMA

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Introduction to the CMA

Take a look at what the The Competition and Markets Authority ​(CMA) does and what areas are covered by its regulations.

Basics of Competition

Basics of Competition

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Basics of Competition

You probably think you already know about your competitors. But do you understand the basics of competition and how you can beat them?