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Entrepreneurs Panel

Tony Caldeira
Laura Tenison
Charlie Mullins
Michael Oliver
Brian Hay
Richard O'Sullivan
Jeremy Roberts
Jennie Johnson
Debbie Pierce
Julie Meyer
Steve Purdham
David Pollock

Service sector slowdown sends business confidence to 2-year low

A slowdown in the services sector has hit output and sunk UK business confidence to its lowest level in more than two years, according to new research.

Watchdog slams Government plan for quarterly digital tax returns

Government plans to force small firms to submit quarterly digital tax returns will be more burdensome than current arrangements and will increase record keeping and compliance costs, an independent watchdog has said.

SME growth expectations bounce back in Q1

SMEs signalled a more bullish outlook in the first quarter of 2016, with almost half expecting sales to increase in the months ahead, according to new research.

Consumer Confidence stalls over "Brexit jitters"

Consumer confidence stalled in March amid speculation that "Brexit jitters" could be behind a fall in sentiment over the past year.

Enterprise Zone jobs growth climbs 9% in Q3

England's 24 Enterprise Zones attracted nearly 2,000 jobs in the three months to September - an increase of nine per cent on the previous quarter.

Greg Clark chairs Sheffield summit to ‘flog’ the North to China

A senior Government minister has taken part in an historic summit to ‘sell’ the Northern Powerhouse to regional leaders from China.

Council offers entrepreneurs Shops for a Pound

Entrepreneurs in Liverpool are being offered empty retail units for a £1 per week under a new scheme from the city council.

Greg Clark offers England’s Local Enterprise Partnerships another slice of growth cash

Council chiefs and local business leaders in charge of England’s 39 Local Enterprise Partnerships (LEPs) have been offered a share of £1.8bn to help promote economic growth and attract investment from overseas.

Manufacturing output in biggest drop since 2009

Manufacturing output fell at the fastest pace since September 2009 in the three months to March - but production is expected to rebound strongly over the next three months, according to the CBI Industrial Trends Survey.

Small business confidence hits 3-year low

Confidence among small firms hit the lowest point in three years during the first quarter of 2016 amid uncertainty over the economic outlook and a host of new challenges such as the National Living Wage and pensions auto-enrolment, according to a new survey.

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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.

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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.