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Laura Tenison
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Debbie Pierce
Julie Meyer
Charlie Mullins
Jeremy Roberts
Michael Oliver
Brian Hay
David Pollock

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The Government needs to do more to encourage female entrepreneurship, the Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) has said.

An overhaul of how the Ministry of Defence (MoD) engages with small businesses is needed.

Small businesses ended 2010 less confident than they were at the beginning of the year, according to the Federation of Small Businesses’ (FSB) latest “Voice of Small Business” index.

Around 35,000 new jobs could be created if the threshold at which small firms start to pay VAT was increased, says the Federation of Small Businesses (FSB).

Automatic enrolment of staff into a pension scheme, due to come into force in 2012, will cost small businesses far more than Government estimates, the Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) has warned.

Small businesses will be hit with disproportionately huge costs as the Government introduces its auto-enrolment pension rules.

The Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) is urging the new leader of the Labour Party, due to be announced tomorrow, to remember that small businesses are the lifeblood of the UK economy and to “think small first”

An overhaul of the UK’s regulatory environment could provide the economy with a second economic stimulus, according to small business representatives.

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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.