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Manchester City Council is warning small firms not to fall victims to fall foul of internet scammers who offer to improve their Google or Facebook listings.

More than 2000 new jobs and apprenticeships will be created as part of a new government campaign to boost participation in science, technology, engineering and maths (the ‘STEM’ subjects) at school.

A New York Times bestselling author is joining a line-up of blue-chip speakers from the likes of Google and Microsoft at a digital marketing conference in Liverpool.

Inbound marketing is all about creating value for customers; it’s not direct selling, according to Andy Mihalop, head of digital at MoneySupermarket.com.

Mobile phone maker Motorola Mobility is reducing its workforce by around 20 per cent.

Yahoo! has appointed its third chief executive in less than year.

Al Mackin is the chief executive of the Eword, a specialist search marketing agency that he co-founded in 2006. The firm provides search engine optimisation, pay per click advertising and commercial web design. Each month he shares his tips on all things technology.

In 12 years Google has gone from a mere twinkle in the eyes of founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin to one of most commonly used verbs in the English language. If any company has become synonymous withthe internet’s penetration into the heart of business and society, Google is it.

Search engine Google has hired an “entrepreneur in residence” to kick start new ventures and instil an entrepreneurial culture amongst its managers.

  • 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 NonExecutiveDirectors.com, 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.