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London’s Business Confidence Index – Wave 4

Calling all SMEs that are based in London – let your voice be heard!
Business Link in London’s quarterly Business Confidence Index has been providing an in-depth analysis of the recession’s impact on London’s small and medium-sized businesses (SMEs) since July 2009.
The findings from previous surveys have been greatly received and

Impact of Recession Loosens its Grip on London Entrepreneurs

Following Monday’s blog entry we can report that recent market research by B2B International shows that London’s entrepreneurs are more optimistic for 2010
London’s small businesses report that the recession is now having less of an impact on their business and levels of optimism and resilience remain high after the final quarter of the

Small Business Owners Optimistic

According to the latest American Express OPEN Small Business Monitor conducted in August, 55% of small-business owners are optimistic about near-term business prospects. This is a notable increase from the 45% who said the same when the semi-annual study was last run in March of this year. 763 US-based small-business owners

Small Is Beautiful – especially in today’s marketplace

In this week’s Thursday Night Insight, Nick Hague explains why, in his opinion, there will always be a place for small businesses.
Every day, when working in the office, I walk through the precinct close to where our UK office is located to go to our local

Business Confidence In London Is Growing

The findings of a survey into the confidence of business owners in London have just been released.  Conducted for Business Link in London by business-to-business market research and intelligence consultancy B2B International, the research highlights how the effect of the economic environment varies significantly by type of business, location

China Continues To Fuel The World Economy

The World Bank recently raised its forecast of China’s economic growth rate to 7.2% in 2009 from its earlier forecast of 6.5%. It now projects GDP growth of the world’s third largest economy to reach 7.7% in 2010.
Better than expected economic data from China is likely to raise hopes that the world’s largest emerging

Recession Clouds May Be Lifting

The Chartered Institute of Marketing’s latest Marketing Trends survey shows hints of increasing business confidence among UK marketers.
While 72% of the 1,223 marketers surveyed still do not think that the UK will completely pull out of recession by the end of this year, the number of respondents believing the

Light At The End Of The Tunnel?

Good news at last!  According to a new survey, business confidence is finally on the rise.  For the second consecutive month in April, businesses’ optimism about both trading prospects and expectations for the wider economy has risen, with confidence now at its highest level for six months.

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London is one of the most diverse economies in the world having been shaped over the years by a huge influx of different people and a tolerant attitude which encourages groups of all kinds to move and act freely. Did you know that Londoners speak over 300 languages and belong to at least

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