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By Lauren Fruncillo September 15, 2021 - 11:40 am

Hermes pledges £200k apprenticeship funding to support SMEs

Hermes have announced that they are pledging over £200k apprenticeship funding to help support SMEs – the maximum amount it can in a year, under the government scheme. This will enable other companies to take on new apprentices or upskill existing ones, providing a valuable

British SME’s show resilience during the pandemic

As restrictions are lifted, data released by Sky Connect reveals that 80% of the UK’s SMEs believe they have shown more resilience during the pandemic than larger businesses over the past year. In fact, SMEs have fared better than larger businesses with Local Data Company research

Indian reseller platform Meesho raises $300M in funding round

Indian reseller platform Meesho has raised $300M in a funding round led by SoftBank Vision Fund 2 with participation from existing investors such as Prosus Ventures, Shunwei Capital, Venture Highway and Knollwood Investment. Meesho have expressed their current goal of enabling 100 million small and medium

Shop New Forest launches to support local businesses

Shop New Forest, has recently launched to showcase and support local businesses. Founded by Liz Welch the platform provides a home to a range of businesses in The New Forest and urges customers to shop local. "Our aim is to celebrate and promote quality produce and

Addison Lee launches 2 hour delivery service in London

Addison Lee, same day courier provider in London has today launched AL Now, a two-hour, rapid delivery service that gives local London businesses a better, faster way to deliver to their customers. AL Now allows London businesses to offer consumers a specific two-hour delivery window

Aberdeenshire Council announces additional small business grants

Aberdeenshire Council are urging small businesses requiring financial assistance to combat the impact of Covid-19 to apply for a new Discretionary Fund, provided by the Scottish local authorities. Aberdeenshire Council has so far paid out 600 grants totaling 1.2 million. The Discretionary Fund which allows councils

Shopify Digital Down Under program helps small businesses in Victoria

A new government program called Digital Down Under has launched for Shopify small businesses who are in the Australian state of Victoria. Shopify’s participation in the Program, a $20 million initiative by the Victoria State Government has been introduced to help the small businesses which

Shopify support small businesses in New York through Empire State Digital

Shopify have announced their participation in Empire State Digital, a new program being led by New York State Governor, Andrew Cuomo, to help retailers become more resilient in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic. The Empire State Digital program aims to help small businesses who

Online Marketplace supporting Black-Owned UK businesses launches in UK

Wakuda, an online marketplace has launched, aiming to be the leading marketplace for Black-owned businesses in the UK. Brought to life by Albert Larter and Nathaniel Wade in the midst of Black History month, the platform was built to provide a home for the amazing talents

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