Month: June 2014

Alternative Financing Increasing SME Lending Confidence

Alternative Financing Increasing SME Lending Confidence

Not a week goes by, it seems, where banks aren’t being criticised for not lending enough to SMEs or declining too many loan applications. However, results of a survey commissioned by alternative finance company Platform Black presents a more positive perspective on the controversial subject of business financing. The findings show that 71% of small …

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High SME Confidence Overshadowed by Skills Shortages

High SME Confidence Overshadowed by Skills Shortages

Despite confidence amongst UK SMEs being at an all-time high, the latest data to come from the Federation of Small Businesses has highlighted a growing concern over skills shortages in the workplace. According to results from the FSB’s Voice of Small Business Index, a quarterly report analysing trends in the SME market, around a third …

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Businesses are Overestimating Customer Service Quality

Businesses are Overestimating Customer Service Quality

Do your think your business is successful at providing great customer service? Whatever you believe, extensive new research suggests that there is often a massive difference between the quality of customer service a business thinks it is providing and the actual client experience. In fact, the apparent overconfidence is really quite staggering. Looking closely at …

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Improving Infrastructure Top Priority for Small Businesses

Improving Infrastructure Top Priority for Small Businesses

SMEs in the UK want the government to prioritize improving the UK’s infrastructure ahead of other areas such as health, education, energy and innovation. This was one of the findings to come from the latest Close Brothers Business Barometer – a quarterly survey monitoring trends in the world of small and medium enterprises. More than …

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Elements of a Bad Faith Cause of Action in Tennessee | Property Insurance Coverage Law Blog

If you are a daily reader of our blog, you know that we discuss many of the latest developments in first party bad faith actions from jurisdictions across the nation. Today, I will discuss the requirements for asserting a successful claim for breach of the covenant of good faith and fair dealing in Tennessee. The …

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