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Eighty-three per cent of Brits believe businesses should be aware of their impact on the environment and be doing something about it. Olivier Chameyrat, managing director of Pixmania-PRO, has these top tips.

Jeanette Edmiston, technical manager at Portal Tax Claims, examines the often overlooked issue of capital allowances and explains how they can benefit SMEs.

The ‘normal’ working day, the daily commute and traditional working practices are all about to undergo a change of Olympian proportions according to Gary David Smith, co-founder of Prism Total IT Solutions.

By James Constant, chairman of the Energy Forecaster Advisory Panel.

When you're starting a business, managing costs and maintaining cash flow is vital, so your energy bills shouldn't be ignored or written off as a fixed cost. Smart businesses plan effectively for inevitable price rises and take action to keep their energy costs as low as possible.

Stretched resources mean senior business leaders have increasingly less time to spend away from the office networking, yet business relationships are more valued than ever.

So in these tough times how can business leaders ensure they are building impactful business relationships with the limited resources and time available to them?

Cash flow is the lifeblood of all businesses and continues to be a major problem for many.

With Vince Cable likening the UK’s recent economic woes to living through a war, many companies are adopting a rationing mentality looking at all types of money saving tips to reduce costs without cutting their most valuable asset – staff.

As we entered 2012 and the new calendar year, people up and down the country were undoubtedly taking a long hard look at themselves, and thinking about what they would like to change.

With less than 100 days to go to the opening of the London 2012 Olympics, organisers have said all is going according to plan.

The difference between a successful meeting and a futile one is in the preparation, explains Greg Lunn of Regus.

On 6 February, the winner of the CMI Management Book of the Year award will be announced at the British Library in London. The winner will mark the end of a year long hunt to find the best books on management and leadership published in the UK, the competition also features a hotly contested Innovation and Entrepreneurship category, sponsored by Cass Business School.

  • 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...

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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.