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Businesses to get help in securing finance

2nd February 2009

The government has unveiled details of plans designed to provide SMEs with easier access to credit and to help with the cash flow problems afflicting many firms as the economic downturn deepens. The support package will see the government guaranteeing up to 50 per cent of some £20 billion worth of bank loans to small businesses.

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Winning new business when business is difficult to win

2nd February 2009

A sharp downturn in the economy may not appear the most opportune time to push ahead with plans to attract new business. That said, businesses should consider resisting the understandable temptation in periods of recession to cut back on their marketing efforts in the name of cost saving.

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