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CBI: Flexible contracts ‘support business growth’

Business body responds to figures suggesting there are 1.8m zero-hours workers in the UK

Worldwide web: Digital platforms can help international expansion

Lack of digital and foreign markets expertise top concerns for SMEs

Effective online and overseas trading still beyond many businesses

Up and away: UK export is buoyant

UK exporters confident about year ahead

British exporters ‘rising to challenge’ despite uncertain global outlook, says BCC director-general

100 biggest supporters of UK entrepreneurship announced

Maserati 100 celebrates business leaders helping next generation of British entrepreneurs

Cashflow: The deal will free up $420m for business loans

Funding Circle partners with Victory Park Capital

UK and US-based organisations in trans-atlantic partnership

Background checks: Onfido provides CV security

Spotify backers raise $4.5 for Onfido 

Wellington Partners lead Series A funding round in online background checking business

Against the clock: Timekeeping has been linked to financial performance

One in three SMEs too busy to formulate growth strategy

Small firms with best timekeeping 20% more likely to show growth

Women with £1m income up 29% in 12 months

But 11 times more men still earn landmark figure or higher

Two-tier: The gap is growing between the haves and have nots in terms of pay

Pay disparity creating two-tier labour market, says CIPD report

SMEs more confident about employment prospects – but less likely to conduct pay reviews

Nationwide: The RGF is designed to stimulate growth across the UK

Regional Growth Fund gets £297m boost from Nick Clegg

Total investment since 2010 now £2.85b

Lord Young report hails impact of Growth Vouchers on small business 

‘More ways than ever’ to secure finance, according to report on small business

Tech businesses to grow by average of 11% in 2015

Barclays research shows businesses in the sector set to grow four times faster than GDP

SME owners confident on economy and sales in 2015

Survey suggests outcome not overly affected by May’s General Election

Washing day: Laundrapp want to 'wage war on the washing machine'

Laundrapp aims to be 'Uber of laundry industry'

On-demand laundry and dry cleaning app expands into five UK cities

Grey area: Demand for bedroom shots has more than doubled

Nottingham studio sees business soar due to '50 Shades of Grey effect'

Demand for boudoir shots up 220%

Feminine energy: Report calls for push on gender diversity in the energy sector

Campaign launched to address ‘depressing’ lack of gender diversity in energy industry

Phone in: Mobile technology is going mainstream in business

Small business can use tech agility as advantage over large corporates, says comms expert

New generation: Passing on a business can lead to a large tax bill

George Osborne urged to support family business through tax benefits

Manchester Metropolitan University releases report calling for greater help for family businesses

Thinking ahead: Business plans are 'fundamental' for small business

One in four small companies has no business plan for growth

More than half of small businesses have no formal plan on paper

In the money: SMEs enjoyed a strong 2014

UK SME income up 7.4% in 2014

Good year for British enterprise, says Barclays research

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