Small business news roundup February 8th-15th

Reading the newsMissed any of our small business news blogs this week? Don’t worry – here’s our roundup of news from the past seven days that could affect your small business:

Last week we told you about the latest big investment secured through crowdfunding – £213,000 for the construction of the Death Star weapon from Star Wars. The story proves people are willing to invest in projects they’re passionate about, but thankfully it looks as though the Death Star won’t be built.

On Monday new research revealed that the smaller the business, the more engaged the employees are. Employee engagement for micro-businesses (2-9 employees) hit 60%, dropping to just 31% in the largest companies.

Next, we told you about the graduate who could put an end to unpaid work placements. Cait Reilly won an Appeals Court battle in which she claimed the Government’s requirement for her to work at Poundland for free was unfair.

On Wednesday we reported that small businesses are failing to plan ahead. New research revealed that small business owners are only making business plans for 6-12 months in the future, mainly because they are too tied up with the day-to-day running of their business.

And yesterday a study found that many businesses are still unsure of what is required for the upcoming real time information (RTI) changes to tax. From April, businesses will have to submit PAYE tax information in real time, rather than at the end of the tax year.

Don’t forget to keep visiting our blog for more news as it happens, and advice for your small business, including tips on how to create a website.

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Kasey writes about the latest small business and website news for bOnline. Find Kasey on Google+, or follow bOnline on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and Google+


  1. says:

    Small business news roundup February 8th-15th…

    From a real-life Death Star to upcoming tax changes, here’s a roundup of the most important small business news this week….

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