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SMEs - Small and medium-sized enterprises

ICAEWs wide range of resources

Resources for SMEs including Finance reports, State of the economy reports, Enterprise survey reports and SME business and finance advice schemes.

ICAEW reports to help SMEs

A central hub of useful resources and information for SMEs.

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ICAEW reports to help SMEs

The latest finance advice guides and reports designed to help small and medium-sized organisations navigate the business world.

Enterprise Survey

Economic trends in business growth, globalisation and regulatory environment.

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Enterprise Survey Report

Our survey provides insights into economic trends in business growth, globalisation and regulation.

UK Enterprise report

As part of our UK Enterprise Survey 2011, ICAEW sought views on exporting and how we can further encourage it.

Enterprise Survey Report 2010

Our survey provides insights into trends in business growth, globalisation and the regulatory environment.

Enterprise Survey Report 2009

Our survey provides insights into the impact of the downturn and its effect on businesses’ growth plans.

Enterprise Survey Report 2008

Our survey provides insights into the impact of the downturn and its effect on businesses’ growth plans.

Small business matters

Investigates the business support that can be met by the business-accountant relationship.

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Small Business Matters

Small Business Matters is a programme of ICAEW research which investigates types of business support.

SME news

Resources for SMEs including the latest government support schemes.

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Legal news for business

Resources for SMEs including the latest government support schemes and information on smaller business issues.

Business finance advice scheme

We have been working with the UK Government and other accountancy bodies (ACCA and ICAS) on a service which enables businesses to identify qualified accountants who can provide independent advice on business finance – the Business Finance Advice scheme.

ICAEW support to members on Exporting

The ICAEW is working with UK trade and investment (UKTI) and Uk export finance (formerly ECGD) to promote the benefits of exporting to its members working in smaller businesses and advising them. In association with UKTI it has produced a publication for first time exporters international trade: an accountant’s guide.

Is the future of LEPs any clearer?

The Spending Review on 25 June included the amount that Local Enterprise Partnerships (LEPs) will receive for 2015/16 and outlined the commitment for the following five years. But it could all change after the 2015 election. For fuller details see the attached summary.

Toolkit to improve credit collections

The Institute of Credit Management (ICM) has launched a new toolkit for collections as part of its online services (icmOS), which includes template letters and a series of interactive tools covering the major areas of credit risk assessment and collections techniques.

New website to find finance

A new website – Business Finance for You - brings into one place a wide range of finance providers across Britain.

ICAEW Business Advice Service

Professional advice for owner-run businesses, SMEs and new business startups

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ICAEW Business Advice Service (BAS)

Our ICAEW Business Advice Service (BAS) plays a vital role in the business support landscape, offering free advice and resourceful finance advice guides to start-ups and SMEs in thousands of locations across the UK.

Better Business Finance

Impartial information and support to businesses and entrepreneurs looking to grow.

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State of the Economy

Based on face-to-face conversations between regional directors and chartered accountants.

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State of the Economy

State of the Economy reports are based on conversations between regional directors and chartered accountants.