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Pay freeze: Cold weather has a significant effect on economic output

Smaller businesses disproportionately affected by adverse weather, study finds

Research also suggests cold snaps more damaging to economy than persistent snowfall or flooding

Growing up: The CBI is calling on government to support business growth

CBI urges chancellor to support growth among ‘UK Mittelstand’

Comments come as mid-market overtakes Germany’s much-heralded equivalent sector

On purpose: Customers are looking for organisations with clear values

‘Purpose-driven’ organisations to dominate future marketplace, finds report

Creative business school Hyper Island releases list of future trends across business and technology

On the lend: Alternative finance in Europe is growing rapidly

European alternative finance market grows 144% in one year

Growth set to continue with some tipping it to top €7b this year

Open letter: Entrepreneurs are calling for tax reliefs to be retained

Entrepreneurs request ongoing support for high-growth businesses in open letter to MPs

Politicians urged to retain EIS and Entrepreneur's Relief to help wealth-generating businesses

Into Africa: The continent offers big opportunities for British entrepeneurs

Africa offers ‘huge prospects for business growth’, says Bassim Haidar

Prospects especially strong for entrepreneurs in technology and telecoms sectors

Naked ambition: The protest aimed to highlight lack of transparency in US banking

London startup TransferWise leads underwear protest in New York

Spectacle designed to highlighting lack of transparency in US banking practices

Euro grown: Mid-market enterprise is now on of the biggest European sectors

Mid-market enterprises contribute €1 trillion to European economy in 2014

Report by Sage predicts output to reach €1.2 trillion by 2019

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

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