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You might not be able to afford a fortnight in the South of France anymore but the strength of the Euro has some advantages. EN investigates the options for exporters.

Rotterdam and Hamburg might not have the romance of, say, Shanghai, New York, Rio or St Petersburg but it’s through those cold, dreary ports that British exporters are likely to do the bulk of their business.

Whatever Ed Balls says, this isn’t a return to the 1930s. But many SMEs are already having a very, very hard time. EN presents its tips for survival.

Professional advisors are a major investment for any business. EN investigates how to appoint the right one.

“Alot of people who own a business view it as part of their family,” says Daniel Mouawad, chief executive of local professionals' lobby group Promanchester. “In fact, for many businessmen and women, it is not only their family – it's their life.

Christmas can be a busy time of year for many SMES. Dave Golding of Bibby Financial Services is encouraging owners and managers to ‘stop and pause’ and review their business to ensure it’s in the best possible shape for the year ahead.

  • 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

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.