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Business News

Tuesday, 28 November 2006

A law introduced to allow smaller businesses to charge interest on late payments has had virtually no impact, a new survey has found.

Tuesday, 28 November 2006

The Federation of Small Businesses is launching its annual search for the best small companies in the UK to take part in its British Small Business Champions Awards.

Tuesday, 21 November 2006

A variety of cash and in-kind prizes are up for grabs at next year's Venturefest Yorkshire, a business event taking place at York Racecourse in February.

Tuesday, 21 November 2006

Local businesses targeted.

In an endeavour finally to lay to rest the ghosts of 1991, local businesses that could supply services to international sports training camps in the run-up to the London Olympics are being targeted by the Sheffield 2012 Steering Group.

Tuesday, 21 November 2006

Councils to sell airport stake.

Leeds Bradford Airport has been put up for sale following the decision by its two major shareholders, Leeds and Bradford Councils, to dispose of their stakes.

Together with partner councils Calderdale, Kirklees and Wakefield, the cities are looking to make an outright sale of their shares to a private sector investor.

Tuesday, 21 November 2006

York-based entrepreneur has game plan.

Monday, 30 October 2006

When Liz Wilson’s new business featured as one of EN’s Great Business Ideas she expected to receive a sackful of correspondence.

Monday, 23 October 2006

Guide to Managing Drivers.

The Freight Transport Association has published its new Guide to Managing Drivers.

The 94 page volume contains sections on the hiring and retention of drivers, legal compliance with drivers' hours rules, managing drivers' time, maximising performance and various aspects of duty and care.

Monday, 23 October 2006

Guide to combating fraud.

What with fraudsters intent on nicking your identity lurking around every corner, at least you dont have to pay for the new pocket guide to Combating Corporate ID Theft & Fraud from credit reference agency Equifax.

Monday, 23 October 2006

Rules tightened for junior market.

Proposed moves by the London Stock Exchange to strengthen regulation for companies, and their advisors, listed on its junior market have been described as “simply an indication of Aim growing up” by one of the region’ best-known corporate finance lawyers.

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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

David Hughes sums up his entrepreneurial career to date thus: four spectacular successes and two failures. He founded the sports retailer Allsports and achieved turnover of £180 million before a vicious price war meant decline, administration in 2005 and a sell-off to rival JD Sports.

It took Richard Shonn, managing director of 151 Products, three years to find a warehouse big enough for his requirements.