According to latest research many smaller sized businesses, such as Limited companies, could be losing out by not offering a click and collect service.
A recent report carried out by retail analysts Conlumio, in partnership with InPost, revealed that 50% of UK shoppers are set to switch to larger retailers during the festive season, with 39% of smaller sized firms feeling like they’ll lose out.
The top factors that shoppers look for when buying include the price (39.4%) and product range (24.6%) – but convenience, such as delivery and pick up options (21.2%) also plays a major role in deciding where to buy their goods. Click Here for more >
Contractors might be interested to hear that the Great British Entrepreneur Awards 2014 were held last week, where 65 people were recognised for their entrepreneurial achievements.
The winner of the Great British Entrepreneur of the year, James Watt, is the founder of BrewDog – an echo-brewery. He also won Food and Drink Entrepreneur of the Year and Retail Entrepreneur of the Year with his unique business.
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Latest findings have revealed that the UK’s contractors are full of optimism with regards to their future prospects.
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Freelance Confidence Index shows optimism among UK contractors
The latest Association of Independent Professionals and the Self-Employed (IPSE) Freelance Confidence Report has revealed positive news for the self-employed sector.
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Limited company contractors may be interested to learn that HM Revenue & Customs have decided to scrap Business Entity Tests as from 6th April 2015.
Business Entity Tests (BETs) were first introduced in 2012 with the aim of helping contractors to work out whether they were likely to fall inside or outside of the IR35 legislation. Click Here for more >
Smaller sized firms, such as Limited company contractors, will be interested to learn that confidence is at an all time high among UK SMEs.
As the economy continues to thrive, smaller sized businesses are growing more and more in confidence.
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