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The exporting landscape

Against the backdrop of a changing landscape in trade, we have undertaken new research to better understand the experiences, views and concerns of those UK SMEs that already export, and

Exporting for growth: the SME perspective

HSBC’s qualitative and quantitative research of over 1000 UK SMEs – both those already exporting and those that are considering it - reflects a business population prepared to consider the

Exporting for Growth: Top tips for SMEs

As a UK business, you have a head start at trade: our commercial and cultural connections, world-beating products and services, and the power of ‘Brand Britain’ all work in our

Get more from your business meetings

Alan Barker, author of How to Manage Meetings, on how to achieve more valuable outcomes Meetings are the most expensive communication tool for any business. Do yours provide a good

Top HMRC tax help for sole traders

Robbie Morrison from the HMRC Digital Support for Business and Agents Team offers advice As an HMRC regional partnering manager, I look to build constructive relationships with businesses. I also

Q&A: Griselda Togobo of Forward Ladies

How the organisation is supporting, inspiring and celebrating women in business Forward Ladies was founded in 1999 to “unlock potential in professional women” in the Yorkshire region. Its owner and