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Monday, 14 May 2007

Students get cash for 20 games

A spin-out company from Lancaster University has signed a deal to distribute 20 mobile phone games developed on campus to a worldwide market of millions.

Monday, 14 May 2007

Developer cashes in on high prices

Congleton-based property firm Gladman Developments has cashed in on the huge demand for commercial property by selling a portfolio of more than four million sq ft of speculatively built, part-built and yet-to-be-built industrial warehouses to a US real estate fund for £180 million.

Tuesday, 17 April 2007

Minister defends tax rise

Tuesday, 17 April 2007

BCC attacks education record 

The director-general of the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC) launched
an attack on the Government's education record, highlighting the lack
of qualifications among school leavers as "a national disgrace" and a
major obstacle to business growth.

Thursday, 29 March 2007

Lords vote throws spanner in casino plans

Thursday, 22 March 2007

Lyons review recommends business rate hike powers

Slipped out in the shadow of Gordon Brown's valedictory budget, the Lyons review of local government recommended granting councils the power to raise a supplementary business rate of up to 4p in the pound to "support local economic expansion".

Wednesday, 21 March 2007

Brown's last budget leaves business confused

It is testament to the complexity of the rules now governing corporate taxation, reliefs and credits that nobody seems entirely sure whether today's Budget represents good or bad news for business.

Thursday, 8 March 2007

Shake-up fails to ignite spark

A planned reform of the main business support agencies in Liverpool has been dismissed as window-dressing by a local private sector pressure group.

Thursday, 8 March 2007

Union fury at former owners TVR purchase

MPs and unions have called for a probe into the conduct of TVR owner Nicolai Smolenski after administrators PKF confirmed that the Russian had succeeded in his bid to buy back the company which owned the TVR marque, Blackpool Automotive.

Thursday, 8 March 2007

A £10.2 million business park is being created on the eastern approach to Liverpool city centre on the former Mersey Transport and Marconi sites on Edge Lane.

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SME Toolkit

Does the start of each working week leave you with feelings of anxiety, stress or sadness? Do you find it difficult to get out of bed every Monday morning? Do you lack any motivation for the week ahead?

Peer-to-peer lending and crowdfunding provides you with two ways to invest in the next big player in the market at a key stage of their development, plus make yourself a healthy return at the same time. By Sean Blanks, marketing director of

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  • Author, writer and marketer Ryan Holiday on how entrepreneurs need to interpret failure.

  • Sue Vizard, business coach and author of Jump Start: The Start-up Book for Your Dream Business, looks at some of the questions solo entrepreneurs should ask themselves.

  • Ian Wright, founder and chief executive of, is bringing together SMEs and NEDs - without the hefty recruitment fees.

  • Former professional golfer turned entrepreneur Colin Stevens has had a busy 18 months. The Better Bathrooms founder has increased turnover at the firm, secured a multi-million pound investment and...

Five Minutes With

Reputation is everything when it comes to running a successful business, according to Sacha Lord-Marchionne and Sam Kandel, founders of the Warehouse Project (WHP), a series of club nights featuring DJs from all over the world, which was launched back in 2006.

After travelling the world in a corporate role, Mike Wheeler decided that he had had enough of living out of a suitcase and so got a job running a small family business.