SMEs

65% of SME employees are still reluctant to take sick leave 

SMEs have a big problem in creating a workplace based on wellbeing values for their employees

SMEs need to push harder on diversity and inclusion, say staff

A survey of SME respondents reveals a lack of action among firms to pursue diversity and inclusion

Black business owners: No longer should they be ignored

Are they harder to reach or are people just not trying hard enough?

Mastercard launches Strive Learning Network to support diverse entrepreneurs

The network comprises individuals and organisations that want to support small businesses, especially those led by BAME and female entrepreneurs

Mastercard to help diverse-led small businesses on digital journey

Mastercard’s Strive initiative will offer personalised support to small businesses led by women and ethnic minorities

New Enterprise Academy to level up inequalities for Black business community

The Black British Business Awards has launched an Academy for Black businesses, giving them the advice and skills building opportunities to beat COVID-19, Brexit, and long-term inequalities

Women are making a mark as small business owners

Whether it’s moving from pandemic-era redundancy to running a startup or tapping into COVID-19 friendly products or services, women are using their resourcefulness to become small business owners

Can Amazon’s small business bootcamp tackle racial inequality in entrepreneurship?

The e-commerce giant has been promoting itself as a small business supporter for a while – their new digital bootcamp promises the same for Black founders

7 diversity hiring tips for SMEs

Hiring the right talent for your SME is essential, but are you thinking about diversity?