Basepoint Luton and DM Thomas Foundation for Young People hosted the prize draw of our 2018 charity raffle this week.
The Start Up Loans Company has just passed a major milestone having lent £400m to the UK’s early-stage businesses since it launched five years ago. Launched in 2012, The Start Up Loans Company provides loans of up to £25,000 to UK businesses at a fixed rate of 6% per year, alongside dedicated mentoring and support.
Businesses now rely on technology and the transfer of data online more than ever before, leading to an increased risk of data breaches occurring. This has led to an overhaul of data protection laws in Europe.
Are you just starting up your own company but can’t yet afford to buy or rent an office? Or are you based at home, but discovering the drawbacks of not having a separate business address? Or does the nature of your work mean you are constantly on the move? If any of these apply, virtual office packages might be the answer.
The growth of the serviced business centre is one of the UK’s biggest success stories of the past few years. Here we look at how such business centres can operate as a miniature community, and what benefits they can offer your SME.