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Councils will be allowed to retain all of the £26bn raised through business rates as part of the "biggest transfer of power to local government in living memory", George Osborne has announced.

Manchester marketing agency Cube3 is on track to break its £2m turnover target before its year end following 10 new client wins since June.

Greater Manchester recorded the highest growth rate of any LEP area in England, including London and Birmingham, according to the latest figures.

The Eurozone slipping deeper into recession is the biggest threat to the UK economy, according to a survey of small firms in Greater Manchester and North Cheshire.

Greater Manchester can expect to gain around 110,000 new jobs over the next decade after experts upgraded their forecast for the region on the back of a "slightly better than expected" 2014.

SMEs in the North West are still largely unaware of how to prepare for major changes to pensions, with a quarter completely in the dark of auto-enrolment changes, according to a new survey.

Chancellor George Osborne has outlined plans to build “the Northern Powerhouse” in an Autumn Statement aimed at bringing balance to the economy.

George Osborne's commitment to a full review of the business rates regime, along with an extension of double relief for small firms and a continuing cap on inflation-linked increases, have been welcomed by industry figures.

The Prime Minister and Chancellor today gave their backing to develop HS3 – a high speed rail link connecting the north’s great cities which could significantly reduce journey times across the region.

The North West Fund's investments have topped £100m across Merseyside, Greater Manchester, Lancashire, Cheshire and Cumbria.

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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.