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It’s time for US small businesses to care about mental health

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Recently, the Society of Human Resources Executives surveyed approximately 3,100 HR executives about the benefits their companies are providing and of course the obvious ones – healthcare, retirement and paid time off...

Albanese says Australian businesses ‘raring to go’ as he promises stronger economic ties with Indonesia

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Anthony Albanese says Australia’s economic relationship with Indonesia has “struggled to keep pace” with the country’s “extraordinary economic rise” but the new government in Canberra will dig in behind emerging oppor...

The federal government is offering $10bn to small businesses – here’s how to apply

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A not-so-new federal program to help small businesses just began distributing funds this past week. How much? How does $10bn sound? That’s not a joke. The federal government is making available $10bn and all small bus...

Digital divides and solar-powered wifi: three UK small businesses driving a green revolution

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Sustainability has never been higher on the national agenda as government and business respond to the increasing awareness of the need for urgent change. For companies developing technologies that can address the clim...

‘Make a difference – and make money’: why it’s time to re-evaluate the social role of businesses

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The mantra “greed is good” has been associated with the corporate and financial world ever since it was immortalised in the 1987 film Wall Street. But in recent years the mantra could arguably be rewritten as “green i...

‘I’m trying to innovate’: how two small businesses navigated the pandemic

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The Ghanaian bakery Uncle John’s is a north London institution – and after the death of its CEO Sam Mensah, his younger brother Ronnie stepped up to ensure the business continued to thrive in-store and online People c...

‘Anxiety is at its maximum level’: cost of living crisis hits UK businesses

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The UK’s cost of living crisis escalated in December, as inflation jumped to its highest level in almost 30 years at 5.4%. The Bank of England expects the consumer prices index will climb to about 6% by April, and the...

Why it’s time to re-evaluate the social role of businesses: ‘Make a difference – and make money’

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The mantra “greed is good” has been associated with the corporate and financial world ever since it was immortalised in the 1987 film Wall Street. But in recent years the mantra could arguably be rewritten as “green i...

The Guardian view on the cladding scandal: businesses must pay

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The tragedy of the 2017 Grenfell Tower fire in west London has revealed a housebuilding industry corrupted by a profits-first and anti-regulation ideology. Property developers and speculators cannot be saddled with a...

The unstoppables: how two small businesses navigated the pandemic and beyond

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The Ghanaian bakery Uncle John’s is a north London institution – and after the death of its CEO Sam Mensah, his younger brother Ronnie stepped up to ensure the business continued to thrive in-store and online People c...

‘Energy costs could be the breaking point’: UK’s small businesses being pushed to brink

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“The future is far from certain,” says Julian Pariera, the owner of Beauchamp Laundry Services in Birmingham. “I’m extremely concerned at how things are panning out.” Pariera is one of thousands of small business owne...

Energy costs and Covid pose ‘existential threat’ to UK’s small businesses

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The viability of thousands of small businesses is at risk as escalating energy costs take their toll on companies just as they try to recover from Covid restrictions, according to a stark warning from their federation...

Sunak accused of not doing enough to help Omicron-hit businesses

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Rishi Sunak has been accused of failing to do enough to help embattled hospitality businesses through the Omicron wave after refusing to bring back furlough for the hardest-hit firms. Succumbing to intense pressure to...

Labour tells Rishi Sunak to fly back from California to help Covid-hit businesses

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Rishi Sunak has been criticised as missing in action for being in California while furious business leaders request urgent financial help to stay afloat in the run-up to Christmas after people were told to avoid unnec...

UK businesses pushed to raise prices amid record jump in costs

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British companies came under intense pressure to push up prices this month after they suffered the fastest rise in the costs of production on record. Steep increases in the price of raw materials, higher fuel costs an...

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