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Stronger consumer demand and technology will be the most important factors in driving growth in 2015, according to a poll of the North's small businesses.

The proportion of high-growth companies increased in the North West by 44% between March 2012 and March 2013, the latest Barclays and BGF Entrepreneurs Index report reveals.

The Barclays Employers Survey 2014 reveals that 57% of businesses are planning to increase wages in the year ahead, with 39% planning to increase them for their entire workforce.

There has been a significant increase in confidence in the logistics sector, a new report has indicated.

UK manufacturers plan to ramp up their investment over the coming months, new research from Barclays has indicated.

The US is the hardest market for British retailers to crack, a new survey has suggested.

Social media strategies are paying off for businesses in the leisure and hospitality industry, if the results of a new report are anything to go by.

Data Centre Dynamics has secured a £2 million loan to support its plans for growth.

British retailers are turning to German markets in a bid to beat the high street blues, a new report has suggested.

  • 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

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.