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Business groups have welcomed the Queen's Speech, praising its focus on "stepping up a gear" on the economic recovery and supporting small firms.

Businesses will be "relieved" that the uncertainty of a hung parliament has been avoided following the Conservatives' shock election victory.

Maintaining economic stability is the top election priority for business owners, according to a new poll.

The CBI today has warned all political parties that whatever the make-up of the new Government after the election, the new Cabinet must get down to business with a clear delivery plan for the first 100 days to keep economic growth on track.

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.

As political parties position themselves ahead of the election, John Cridland, CBI director-general, will spell out in his New Year message how to create a stronger economy, deliver a better future for our young people and secure Britain’s place in the world.

There are six key "success factors" that will help SMEs up their performance and stand out from the competition, according to new research.

Research and development firms across Merseyside can learn how to boost their innovation capacity with a share of an €80 billion EU investment pot at a free Horizon 2020 event hosted by Liverpool Vision.

The European Court of Justice has dismissed the UK's legal attempts to torpedo a financial transaction tax (FTT) - also known as the Robin Hood tax.

Newest EU members Romania and Bulgaria are among the top five European countries North West companies should think of exporting to this year, an EU-backed consultancy is suggesting.

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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 NonExecutiveDirectors.com, is bringing together SMEs and NEDs - without the hefty recruitment fees.

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After travelling the world in a corporate role, Mike Wheeler decided that he had had enough of living out of a suitcase and so got a job running a small family business.