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UK businesses are paying their bills one day later than this time last year, new research has revealed.

Companies in the North West had to wait longer to be paid in the third quarter of this year than firms in any other region of the UK.

The number of young entrepreneurs launching start-ups in the North West rose by 24 per cent between 2008 and 2010, according to newly published research.

The number of young entrepreneurs starting their own businesses has jumped by 22 per cent since 2008 - but many need experienced older heads to see them through those difficult early years.

Global information services company Experian has launched a finance finding website for small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs).

Mid-sized construction companies have been hardest hit since 2007, according to global information services company Experian.

UK SMEs are being urged by accountancy firm Shelley Stock Hutter to submit up-to-date management information to credit agencies, after an investigation by the firm revealed huge disparities in the way SMEs are rated.

  • 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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