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David Pollock
Charlie Mullins
Michael Oliver
Steve Purdham
Jennie Johnson
Tony Caldeira
Jeremy Roberts
Richard O'Sullivan
Julie Meyer
Laura Tenison
Debbie Pierce
Brian Hay

Consumer Confidence stalls over "Brexit jitters"

Consumer confidence stalled in March amid speculation that "Brexit jitters" could be behind a fall in sentiment over the past year.

Enterprise Zone jobs growth climbs 9% in Q3

England's 24 Enterprise Zones attracted nearly 2,000 jobs in the three months to September - an increase of nine per cent on the previous quarter.

Greg Clark chairs Sheffield summit to ‘flog’ the North to China

A senior Government minister has taken part in an historic summit to ‘sell’ the Northern Powerhouse to regional leaders from China.

Council offers entrepreneurs Shops for a Pound

Entrepreneurs in Liverpool are being offered empty retail units for a £1 per week under a new scheme from the city council.

Greg Clark offers England’s Local Enterprise Partnerships another slice of growth cash

Council chiefs and local business leaders in charge of England’s 39 Local Enterprise Partnerships (LEPs) have been offered a share of £1.8bn to help promote economic growth and attract investment from overseas.

Manufacturing output in biggest drop since 2009

Manufacturing output fell at the fastest pace since September 2009 in the three months to March - but production is expected to rebound strongly over the next three months, according to the CBI Industrial Trends Survey.

Small business confidence hits 3-year low

Confidence among small firms hit the lowest point in three years during the first quarter of 2016 amid uncertainty over the economic outlook and a host of new challenges such as the National Living Wage and pensions auto-enrolment, according to a new survey.

Budget backs small business says Federation of Small Businesses

The Chancellor has backed small business with a budget that simplifies the tax system and cuts business rates says the Federation of Small Businesses.

91% of UK businesses 'will no longer be competitive' by 2020

Nine out of 10 businesses will no longer be competitive by the end of the decade because of new technology, according to a new report.

Brexit could impact on GDP growth says OBR

The Chancellor gave his full backing to the OBR’s decision to revise down potential UK productivity growth.

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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.

  • 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

Reputation is everything when it comes to running a successful business, according to Sacha Lord-Marchionne and Sam Kandel, founders of the Warehouse Project (WHP), a series of club nights featuring DJs from all over the world, which was launched back in 2006.

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.