Now that Spring, with its air of new beginnings, is definitely in the air, new companies are being offered a multitude of attractive deals and funding to help boost their fledgling businesses.
Transport for London (TfL) has partnered with short-term lettings firm Appear Here to let vacant retail units across its vast network to brands, designers artists and entrepreneurs who want to showcase their wares in a pop-up environment.
A recent survey has shown that business owners are looking for certainty and stability as the key drivers of Chancellor George Osborne’s tax policy when he delivers his Budget later this afternoon (March 19).
Councils across the country are gradually agreeing to help businesses in their areas recover from the recent flooding by offering them relief on their business rates.
A start up loans company is offering people who refer entrepreneurs to their organisation a £50 incentive in a bid to promote the Government-backed funding that is available to British and EU citizens, who are residents in the UK, as long as they are over the age of 18.
More pressure is being put on the Government to reform the business rates system, with MPs on the Department for Business, Innovation & Skills (BIS) Business Select Committee calling on it to make radical reforms in order to help retailers and local economies.
A new six-week campaign and competition called Small Business, Local Buzz was launched last week to help British start-ups and business owners with funding.
The Education Funding Agency (EFA) has reminded providers of information, such as auditors, finance directors and business managers, that its IM Portal website will close on March 20 2014 and that anyone with documents still on the portal will need to retrieve them before that date.
The 2014 Startup 100, an index of the UK’s 100 most exciting, disruptive and inspiring new businesses, opened last week for nominations from entrepreneurs to apply for a place.
With most academies enjoying a half term break at the moment, principals will be looking forward to a flurry of activity from March onwards, when they will be receiving a huge amount of information from the Education Funding Agency (EFA).