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02 Dec, 2015, 10:33 GMT Santa Can Now Insure Against Chimney Calamities This Christmas

Simply Business launches 'Santa Claus Insurance' Santas gearing up for the festive season can rest assured that any merry mishaps won't spell a blue...


19 Sep, 2012, 17:39 BST High Street 'Goes Boutique' to Compete With Malls and Supermarkets

More specialist outlets cater to increasingly discerning shoppers High street adapts to take on supermarkets and malls Boom in 'make it yourself' and ...


21 May, 2012, 12:06 BST April Showers Cause Havoc for UK Small Businesses

Insurance claims spike as businesses struggle to cope with the wettest April on record Simply Business, the UK's largest business insurance provider, ...


01 May, 2012, 10:39 BST All in a Name: UK's 'Most Careless' Business Owners Unveiled

Leo and Brenda the most accident prone business owner names Norman and Frances are the UK's most careful business owners Men more likely to claim...


22 Dec, 2011, 12:01 GMT Boom in Party-preneurs as 'Middleton-effect' Kicks in

18 per cent increase in start-up party planning businesses in 2011 (following a 20 per cent dip in 2010) 10 per cent increase in bouncy castle hire...


12 Dec, 2011, 11:11 GMT Increase in Female Start-Ups as Women Entrepreneurs Capitalise on Lifestyle Trends

12 per cent increase in female-run start-ups this year Female owned businesses now account for 37 per cent of all UK start-ups More women than ever...


22 Nov, 2011, 07:02 GMT UK Small Businesses Optimistic of Business Upswing in 2012

62 per cent of small business owners expect their revenue to increase in 2012 27 per cent plan to create new jobs over next twelve months 65 per cent ...


21 Nov, 2011, 12:36 GMT 27 Percent of Small UK Businesses Plan to Create Jobs Over the Next Twelve Months

Research from Simply Business the UK's largest business insurance broker, indicates that 27 percent of small businesses could be planning to increase ...


11 Nov, 2011, 17:36 GMT The Proof is in the Pudding - 'Cake-preneurs' see a Business in Baking

- Rise in new baking businesses sparked by Great British Bake Off 54 per cent increase in start-up caking making businesses 325 per cent increase in...


06 Oct, 2011, 15:03 BST Demand for Invoice Financing Grows as Business Lending Falls at the Fastest Rate Since Records Began Reports Simply Business

Simply Business report an increase in small businesses seeking alternative sources of credit such as invoice discounting and factoring as banks...


15 Sep, 2011, 16:54 BST 2011 UK SME Trends Survey Launched by Simply Business

SimplyBusiness.co.uk today launch a new annual SME Trends survey to gain insight into what challenges and opportunities are facing businesses in the...


23 Aug, 2011, 16:00 BST Simply Business to Provide Small Business Insurance for moneysupermarket.com

Long-Term Partnership Announced Between Simply Business and the UK's Number One Comparison Site Simply Business, the UK's largest business insurance...


23 Aug, 2011, 11:02 BST Worried Retailers Look to Shore up Insurance Following Riots

Simply Business, the UK's largest business insurance broker, saw a 100 percent rise in quote requests from independent retail and catering businesses ...


29 Jul, 2011, 12:13 BST ONS Research Highlights the Importance of UK SMEs

Analysis of recent research published by the Office for National Statistics (ONS) highlights the importance of UK SMEs within the private sector...


21 Jun, 2011, 06:02 BST Consumption Trumps Consumerism for High Street Entrepreneurs

A Third of Independent High Street Shops are now Cafes, Pubs, Restaurants and Takeaways Independent Clothes Retailers and Newsagents in Decline...