High inflation, skyrocketing energy prices, rising interest rates and supply chain disruptions are now falling hard on SMEs, setting them up for a challenging year.
Terabytes of treasure – cities unlocking new opportunities for services and SMEs
Subnational governments are sitting on a treasure trove of data. From waste and transport to local taxes, huge quantities of data are produced daily. This data can be incredibly powerful – helping city administrations make services more targeted and effective.
Everyone’s cup of tea: Finding the right blend for responsible data innovation
Every day, 95% of British households boil their electric kettle – 40% of houses doing it at least 4 times a day – helping us drink 100 million cups of tea a day. There is no more British routine.
Different strokes for different folks: a diverse scale-up population needs new policies
Scale-ups are the heavy lifters of our economies. These fast-growing firms create many times more jobs and new sales than would be expected given their share of the business population.
Digital SMEs: Separating the chit and the chatGPT
ChatGPT and other large AI-based “generative language models” are taking the world – and our news feeds – by storm. As Beta versions of the software are made available to the general public, observers are getting excited about the capabilities and the vast array of potential applications. But what does this mean for small businesses?
Proteggere le pmi – come potenziare le loro difese contro gli attacchi informatici
L’attacco informatico subito il mese scorso da uno dei fornitori della Toyota ha costretto l’azienda ad interrompere la produzione di quasi 13 000 veicoli in Giappone. Il costo globale degli attacchi informatici ammonta a 6 000 miliardi di dollari l’anno ed aumenta ogni anno.
We must unlock sustainable SME finance for a sustainable net-zero transition
There can be no route to net zero without bringing smaller businesses with us. Some will enable the transition directly, as suppliers of low-carbon goods and services, and all will participate in the unprecedented changes that will be necessary over the next few decades.
Digital commerce is changing America’s main streets… could it be for the better?
The global pandemic transformed the way we work and shop. While many businesses were able to weather the storm of the global pandemic shutdowns, running a small business along our Main Streets is now more complex.