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50% of Welsh businesses worried about 2012 survival.

According to a survey from Natwest of Small to medium size enterprises (SMEs) in wales. They are concerned it will be a challenge to survive in 2012

50% of businesses are worried about survival in 2012 and only 7.7% confident the will see growth over the coming year. Businesses in Wales were only beaten by %the concerns of Scotland (58%) and Northern Ireland (54$) […]

Online Shopping to Blame for Empty Shops in Wales

A report by the LDC (Local Data Company) has said, that with an average vacancy rate of 18%, shops in Wales are more likely to be empty than shops in England and Scotland.

Newport has the highest vacancy of shops at well over a quarter (27.9%) with Cwmbran the lowest with only 8% vacant. […]

Pembrokeshire council to Stream Meetings Online

Set for approval later today by the council’s corporate governance committee are plans to stream pembrokeshire councils meetings online.

Only the second local authority in wales to make this move and only 10% of the 400 councils acctoss the uk. […]

Reduction of Broadband Not Spots to continue till 2015

An announcement by Wales Business Minister, Edwina Hart spells ood news for welsh businesses. The Broadband support scheme which is designed to reduce and eliminate broadband not spots throughout wales was due to end this year, and after proving highly successful is now set to run until 2015

The broadband scheme provides a grant of up to £1000 to welsh residents and businesses […]

Seperate Trending Topics for Wales on Twitter

One of the fastest growing internet sites, where hundreds of millions around the world post news, promote their businesses and share information. Twitter has become so popular that it has become an effective realtime communication tool for businesses. Marketing your company, customer enquiries and customer engagement

However, wales could be missing out on vital business and awareness online due to missing […]

40% of Small Businesses in Wales not online

Up to 40% of Businesses in Wales do not have a presence online, and being under the UK average are missing out on both the market and opportunities from the rest of britain.

According to figures by google, up to 40% of small businesses in wales do not have a website and out of those that do. Only 33% of those […]