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Tony Caldeira
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Businesses in the UK are in the grip of their own little ‘cyber-war’ as employees defy workplace restrictions on social media and cloud services – and this is likely to become worse as increasingly tech-savvy young people enter the labour market.

SMEs need to do more to market themselves on social media sites, according to new research from npower’s small business division.

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.

Facebook is the most "marketing-friendly" social media platform, a survey of UK marketers has found, with respondents demonstrating a clear preference for the platform over LinkedIn and Twitter.

Growing numbers of employees are tweeting while in meetings, a new report shows.

Ten entrepreneurs have been shortlisted for the final of a Facebook competition offering a £10,000 business investment.

Entrepreneurs could land £10,000 and expert mentoring to develop their business as part of a new competition being run through Facebook.

Social and mobile media specialist One iota has been accepted on to the newly established Facebook Preferred Marketing Developer (PMD) Program.

A new "social shopping" service has been launched that encourages Facebook, Twitter and blog users to recommend products to their friends - and rewards them for doing so.

Retro t-shirts retailer has launched a Facebook shop that recommends potential purchases to customers based on their individual interests.

  • 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.