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Business News

Wednesday, 16 March 2016

The Chancellor gave his full backing to the OBR’s decision to revise down potential UK productivity growth.

Wednesday, 16 March 2016

Half of all British properties will see their business rates fall or be abolished altogether, said George Osborne as he announced his budget for “the next generation”.

Wednesday, 16 March 2016

Unemployment fell by 28,000 between November and January to 1.68m.

Thursday, 10 March 2016

London's next mayor must commit to building 50,000 homes a year, business leaders have said.

Monday, 7 March 2016

Wage growth is being squeezed by a deepening productivity crisis in the UK, according to the latest Business Trends report from accountants and business advisers BDO LLP.

Monday, 7 March 2016

2015 was an encouraging year for town centres, retail parks and shopping centres with stronger consumer confidence and early signs of restructuring and regeneration driving a recovery - but the country still has too many shops, according to a new report.

Friday, 4 March 2016

The importance of small and medium sized enterprises to the UK defence industry and the Armed Forces was highlighted when defence minister Phillip Dunne visited Lincolnshire-based Inzpire.

Friday, 4 March 2016

Small and medium-sized enterprises are showing signs of migrating back to using external finance such as loans and overdrafts for the first time since 2012 - while approval rates have hit a new high, according to new research.

Monday, 29 February 2016

A quarter of Britons believe entrepreneurs are "lazy" for not wanting a nine to five job - although two-thirds say they have thought about going it alone, according to a new survey.

Thursday, 25 February 2016

SMEs are experiencing a loss of growth and opportunities as a result of failed senior appointments, according to new research.

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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.