About ACCA’s smAll business unit onlineACCA has over 100 years’ experience of working with the Visit the small business section of our website, whichSME sector. As a professional body we lobby governments, contains extensive resources which are part of our activeregulators and standard setters in the long-term interest of programme of aligning ACCA as the accountancy bodya healthy SME sector, and we support professional most closely affiliated with small business.accountants so that they can continue to function as thesector’s most trusted business advisers. www.accaglobal.com/smallbusinessPolicy papers A Digital Agenda for European Coming of Age: What Next for the SMEs (2011) UK Regulatory Reform Agenda? Summarises the views of ACCA’s (2011) European members who work in Based on a template of regulation- AccountAnts for business A digital agenda for European SMEs the SME sector and presents a AccountAnts for business Coming of age: what next for the UK as-taxation, it builds on first series of recommendations aimed regulatory reform agenda? principles to discuss the at increasing the uptake of digital fundamental shortcomings of the solutions by European small firms. UK’s Better Regulation programme and how it can be reformed. Framing the Debate: Basel III and Small Business: A Global Agenda SMEs (2011) (2010) Policymakers still know little about Reviews small and medium-sized the potential impact of Basel III on enterprises and their needs for theAccountAncy futuresFraming the debate: Basel III and SMEs lending to SMEs, apart from the AccountAnts for business Small business: a global agenda benefit of those involved in the fact that it will be disproportionate. design of policy, regulation and With the sector contributing half of business support around the the world’s private-sector output, world. this uncertainty renders all existing impact assessments virtually irrelevant. The Future of Microfinance in Supporting Enterprise Globally Kenya (2011) (2010) ACCA’s conference, ‘Better Outlines ACCA’s active research Business Kenya 2011’, considered programme, derived policyAccountAncy futuresThe future of microfinance in Kenya the prospects of the microfinance AccountAnts for business Supporting enterprise globally positions and case studies from industry. This paper summarises across the world of how we engage the resulting insights into four with the SME sector, identifying recommendations for the present some key issues that should be and future leaders of the industry high up on the SME agenda of in Kenya. governments, regulators, and standard setters across the world.
ContACtsRosana Mirkovic, senior policy adviser+44 (0) 20 7059 email@example.comEmmanouil Schizas, senior policy adviser+ 44 (0) 20 7059 firstname.lastname@example.orgResearch papers Research report 123 Business Advice to SMEs: Human research report 118 Accountants as Providers of Resources and Employment (2011) Support and Advice to SMEs in Business Advice to SMEs: Investigates the type of support in Accountants as Providers of Malaysia (2010) Human Resources and Support and Advice to SMEs Employment the areas of human resources and in Malaysia This examines the business model employment advice, accountants for accountants in small practices in small and medium-sized in Malaysia offering support and accountancy practices provide for advice to SMEs. It provides their SME clients guidance for government agencies developing initiatives intended to support SMEs, especially within the Asian-Pacific region. Research report 119 Business Advice to SMEs: Small Business Finance and the Professional Competence, Trust Recovery: Results of the 2010 SME Business Advice to SMEs: and Ethics (2010) Credit and Finance Surveys (2010) Professional Competence, Trust and Ethics Presents the results of a survey In the summer of 2010, ACCA and into the demand for business AccountAncy futures Small business finance and the recovery the CBI joined forces to make an services from accountants. The results of the 2010 sMe credit And finAnce surveys evidence-based contribution to the data from interviews with debate about how to finance a accountants and small business private sector recovery in the UK. owner-managers in Australia and This report presents the findings the UK provide an insight into of this joint research. advice-seeking behaviour of SMEs. A joint report from ACCA and the CBI SMEs: Rebuilding a Foundation for research report 113 Conceptualising Self-employment SMALL AND MEDIUM-SIZED ENTERPRISES: Post-recovery Growth (2010) Income in the UK (2010) REBUILDING A FOUNDATION FOR POST-RECOVERY GROWTH Report of a survey of more than Conceptualising Self-employment Explains the financial rewards of Income in the UK 1,750 SMEs from six international self-employment, develops the markets: Canada, China, Italy, understanding of the concept of Singapore, South Africa, and the income, and presents policy- UK, conducted by Forbes Insights recommendations. in October 2010. The survey was carried out in association with IN ASSOCIATION WITH: ACCA, CGA-Canada and CNDCEC.