Small business news roundup June 14th-21st

newsIt’s Friday, which means it’s time for us to look over the best small business news of the week. Here’s a quick roundup of any small business news you may have missed:

On Monday, a study revealed small business confidence is at its highest point in the last three years. The Federation of Small Businesses’ Index recorded 15.9 points in the second quarter of 2013, 9.6 points higher than at the start of the year.

Next, we told you about our exciting upcoming research. We need your help to put together a study on small businesses and the web, and we’re giving away an iPad Mini to one lucky survey respondent. You can take the short survey here.

Next, we heard that running a small business is more difficult than it was five years ago. More than half of small businesses think the economy has hit them hard, and almost half struggle to keep up with constantly changing technology.

And yesterday, we told you a quarter of Brits would consider lending money to a small business. Peer-to-peer (P2P) lending is on the rise, but most people would like to wait until the sector is regulated. Recognition is an issue, as many are unaware of the term P2P lending.

Don’t miss any more small business news – keep visiting bOnline’s Small Business Secrets blog to stay up-to-date!

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