Small Business

Should startups be wary of disruptive technologies?

Martin Zwilling recently wrote in Forbes about disruptive technologies, and how – while novel concepts may displace existing technology quickly by societal standards – this “quickly” may be...

Blog - Aug 2013
New UK rules on late payment

The UK government has updated the Late Payment of Commercial Debts (Interest) Act to put a new EU Directive on the matter into national law. Extensive information about ‘The Late Payment of...

Blog - Jul 2013
Insolvencies fall, risks remain

Experian’s latest Insolvency Index shows improvements in business failure rates across the UK in May 2013. Only the South East saw an increase, and that was a minor...

Blog - Jul 2013
Most stable business environment since 2007

We’ve seen the insolvency rate decreasing for some time, and there is further encouraging news from Experian’s latest Business Insolvency Index, which shows that it is staying...

Blog - Jun 2013
One-stop business intelligence service for SMEs

Experian has been working hard to make its business information more accessible to small and medium sized firms (SMEs). This week we announced the most significant step so far in that journey....

Blog - May 2013
Medium-sized firms increase resilience

Business leaders, economic watchers and – indeed – anyone with an interest in our nation’s finances will have found some relief in recent GDP data indicating that the UK had avoided falling...

Blog - May 2013
Zombies… what zombies?

I was drawn to a recent article in The Independent’s small business pages on corporate insolvencies entitled ‘It will take years to solve the zombie problem – if it...

Blog - May 2013
Business Insolvency Index – January figures hit lowest rate since…

The latest Insolvency Index from Experian®, the global information services company, reveals a significant drop in the rate of business insolvencies in January 2013, as it hits its lowest level...

Blog - Mar 2013
Late Payments Index – The annual roundup of 2012: Improvements…

The 2012 Late Payment Index from Experian®, the global information services company, today revealed that UK businesses paid their bills more than a day earlier in 2012, compared to 2011. During...

Blog - Feb 2013
Business Insolvency Index – The annual roundup of 2012: Improvement…

The 2012 Business Insolvency Index from Experian®, the global information services company, reveals that during 2012, 0.86 per cent fewer UK businesses failed than the previous year, with 1.04 per...

Blog - Feb 2013
Underpinning fund-raising support for thousands of charities and community groups

Experian expertise underpins commitment, confidence and trust in supporters and donors of charities and community...

Blog - Jan 2013
Small Business: Improve cash flow effectively and avoid late payments

As a growing business, it's important to understand the ins and outs of maintaining a healthy cash flow. While the primary goal is to ensure your outgoings are constantly balanced by inflow, you need...

Blog - Nov 2012