Business Daily

Warning for Plymouth businesses as they miss critical software deadline

Authored by News Desk

A local IT expert estimates that thousands of Plymouth businesses have missed a critical deadline to update software – and are now at risk.

Just days ago, on the 14th January, Microsoft killed its popular but out-of-date software Windows 7.

It also killed Office 2010, and a series of old server software.

“The problem is that too many businesses round here are still...

Devon achieves second record year for new businesses 

Authored by News Desk

Latest statistics show that more new businesses were established in Devon during 2019 than in any previous year – hitting a record high for the second year in a row.

Despite political and economic challenges, 6,196 new companies were registered in the county compared to 5,908 during 2018, representing an increase of 4.9%.

This brings the total number of registered companies...

Four things every new retailer should know

Authored by Sarah Parker

Running a retail store today is harder than it’s ever been before. Firstly, you may have long hours and struggle to make sales, competing every day with the digital world. If you’re just starting in the retail industry this might all seem incredibly intimidating but fear not. There are a few steps you can take to ensure that you start on the right track.

Cash flow will no doubt be...

Work starts on Enterprise Centre for northern Devon

Authored by Mary

The Enterprise Centre is the “gateway building” at Devon County Council’s emerging Business Park development at Roundswell, near Barnstaple.

The centre, which will offer high quality office and collaboration space, is expected to be completed by the end of this year (2020). It will provide tailored support for entrepreneurs and small and medium sized businesses that have potential...

Motability Scheme recognises top performing dealerships

Authored by News Desk

Scooter and powered wheelchair dealerships across the UK have been recognised for their outstanding levels of customer service in the Motability Scheme’s annual awards.

The awards are based on direct feedback from Motability Scheme customers and reward commitment to going above and beyond to deliver high standards of care. The winners and highly commended recipients across the three...

Why cryptocurrency is becoming the go-to investing vehicle

Authored by Mike Page

Most people in the Devon area will have heard of cryptocurrency. Popular coins like Bitcoin have made the news in recent years because of a rapid rise in value and their growing fanbase. This has caused individual investors and larger financial institutions to look at investing in cryptocurrency. Indeed, so great has the rise to prominence of the digital currency been, it is now becoming the...

Rural health and construction ‘micro’ businesses can help shape business support

Authored by Mike Page

Devon’s smallest health and social care, and construction businesses are invited to take part in a research trial that will ensure that they can access improved support in the future. ‘Micro businesses’ are sole traders and businesses with fewer than 10 employees, and they make up more than 90 per cent of Devon’s rural economy. So far more than 450 ‘micros’ have signed up to the Engaging...

Charitable Causes supported by Online Gambling Websites

Authored by Mike Page

The online gambling industry has grown into the billions in terms of yearly revenue. When considering the number of gambling sites offering various betting services, many are left wondering the social impacts and whether those within the industry appropriate portions of profits towards charitable causes.

The act of charitable gambling is defined as an incentivized form of giving”. It...

A cashless society is becoming more and more realistic as digital takes over

Authored by Mike Page

The digital era is well and truly in fashion; almost everything appears to be geared towards technology as it becomes more accessible than ever before. Financial transactions are no longer limited to the cheque book and cash as digital payments have taken over the world of money.

The online world is one that is likely to never stop growing. Online promotions such as Which Bookie free...

Will UK VAT Rise after Brexit (hits)?

Authored by Sarah Parker

First of all, it is worth mentioning that – reportedly – domestic VAT will not be affected once the UK leaves the EU – no matter if this happens with or without a deal. However, a lot of people are concerned about the implications that Brexit will have on business VAT – especially those who run a small- to medium-sized business.

Sources suggest that UK-based companies will have to...