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The fear of running out of cash is the biggest worry for business owners, according to a new survey.

The Preston, South Ribble and Lancashire City Deal has been officially launched by Lord Heseltine, adviser to the Prime Minister on economic growth.

A survey has revealed that almost a quarter of businesses in Lancashire are unaware of their responsibilities for automatically enrolling their employees into a workplace pension scheme.

Greenpeace‘s Lancashire group has launched a local anti-fracking campaign in Preston and is calling on local councillors to say no to the controversial extraction process in the county.

Preston city centre needs more retail and leisure space, a new report has suggested.

A project to unlock investment in roads and transport in Preston and Lancashire in a bid to boost economic growth has moved a step closer.

A new business park is to be built in Preston in a bid to help start-ups.

Council leaders have welcomed news that Preston’s City Deal has been given the green light.

Former glamour model turned businesswoman Nikki Hesford is expanding her business, Miss Fit UK, with the launch of a new fashion brand catering for big busted women.

A Chorley-based bottling company has been fined more than £20,000 after one of its workers was injured when he fell from the prongs of a forklift truck.

  • Kathryn Parsons, co-founder of Decoded, started with little more than faith and determination, but four years later it’s grown into a global business. Ahead of her appearance at Accelerate 2015 in...

  • 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.