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Building networks: Is yours adding value to your career?

Modern networking about more than just numbers, says expert

David Sole, co-author of 21st Networking, speaks to Growth Business about what it takes to be a successful networker in the age of social media 

Late payments: Are suppliers being chased out of business?

More than three-quarters of businesses make late payments to suppliers

Further evidence of the need for government intervention emerges

Cyber security: Is the threat bigger than many realise?

Business suffers from ‘misplaced confidence' over cybercrime

IT decision makers bullish about cyber security but risks may be greater than they realise

Digital leaders: Pay is up but gender pay gap persists

Pay up for leaders in digital sector

It’s good news in general for digital leaders but the gender pay gap is still a concern

Tax credits: Corbyn believes they are crucial for the self-employed

Corbyn: Cutting tax credits would hurt entrepreneurs

Tax credits are useful for self-employed workers, argues the Labour leader at PMQs

Eastern promise: The trade deals are good news for UK business

UK signs £325m deal with China to boost creative and technology industries

Number of partnerships in sectors including film, music and advanced engineering announced as Chinese delegation meets business leaders and members of the royal family

High-growth: Growing businesses deliver disproportionate economic growth

High-growth small businesses account for 20% of UK’s economic growth

Report from Octopus Investments shows huge value added by high-growth small businesses across the UK

New start-ups: The North and the Midlands have seen impressive growth

Strong regional growth sees number of new start-ups jump by 28%

Growth in Midlands and North outstrips London as start-up numbers show healthy increase

Healthcare sector: Is is the new hotbed for VC investment?

Healthcare ‘one to watch’ for UK VC investors

Sector hot on the heels of tech for investment as large Series A funding rounds grab headlines

Brighton rocks: Is it the best city in the UK to start a business?

Brighton named top UK city to start a business

Research by AAT lists top 20 cities to start a business in the UK: London just scrapes into the top 10

Social entrepreneurs: The prize goes to start-ups with a positive impact

UK hosts launch of global search for social entrepreneurs

Chivas Regal open second annual $1m fund to support for-profit start-ups that have a positive impact on society

Urban planning: Can you solve the challenges of modern city dwelling?

Entrepreneurs sought to maximise potential of urban spaces

Innovate UK has launched a competition to find innovators to tackle the increasing challenges around British cities

Ban the box: BITC calls for employers to reform recruitment processes

Employers urged to end ‘costly’ discrimination against ex-offenders

Business in the Community’s ‘Ban the Box’ campaign calls on an end to compulsory tick boxes on application forms to declare any criminal past 

Risk and reward: These are the two parameters investors understand most

Use language of ‘risk and reward’ to attract backers, says BGF investor

Investor for the prolific Business Growth Fund offers advice to young businesses looking for growth capital

Financial services: Have entrepreneurs been let down?

British entrepreneurs haven’t had a dedicated bank ‘for 30 years’

Structure of UK banking puts UK entrepreneurs on the back foot compared to counterparts in other markets, according to OakNorth Bank CEO Rishi Khosla

Devolved powers: Osborne has promised to pass 26bn to local authorities

Osborne will allow local authorities to keep all revenue from business rates

Plan to stimulate local business growth announced in speech to Conservative Party Conference in Manchester

Customer frustration: Businesses are increasingly failing to meet expectations

Businesses failing to meet customers’ rising expectations

Poor relationship management through call centres and lack of digital customer services biggest gripes, according to survey released to coincide with National Customer Service Week

Manish Madhvani of GP Bullhound presents the 2015 Investor Allstars Awards

Top names in investment and entrepreneurship honoured at Investor Allstars Awards

Prestigious event hosted by GP Bullhound and Vitesse Media celebrates excellence in the investment and wider business communities

HSBC, Barclays and PwC big business winners at European Diversity Awards

Business leaders and organisations honoured at ceremony at London’s Natural History Museum

Young entrepreneurs: Are they more ambitious than older counterparts?

Young entrepreneurs twice as ambitious as older counterparts

Appetite for growth highest among small business owners under 35, according to a report from Albion Ventures

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