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Branching out: UKTI is offering support for 1st time exporters

UKTI launches support package for first time exporters

Package includes training and advice for those looking to export for the first time

Transatlantic: US investment in Europe is on the up

US institutional investors look to resurgent European markets 

A low-interest climate sees Europe ahead of Asia and Africa as top overseas investment target

Early detection: Abcodia is working to fight ovarian cancer

Abcodia secures £5.25m to develop ovarian cancer detection technology

Cambridge Innovative Capital and Scottish Equity Partners join existing investors Albion Ventures and UCLB in Series B funding round

London calling: Professionals are on the move

Sharp rise in London professionals looking for new roles

Number of professionals in the capital actively looking for a new role is up 59% on the equivalent period in 2014

All over: The election is done and dusted for another five years

One week on: How business has reacted to the election result

With the Conservatives winning a surprise majority, what have the good and the great of the business world been saying about the result on the past seven days?

Generous: Chris Hillary

‘Fifty pound start-up’ entrepreneur surprises student web designer with 25% of business

Chris Hillary set up Fitness Mixes in one week and with a budget of just £50; a student web designer helped him on his project for a crate of beer but his work may be more lucrative in the long term…

Ambitious goals: Intrepid entrepreneur Chris Hillary

Entrepreneur attempts to start a business with just £50

Chris Hillary has so far spent £13.60, he tells Growth Business

Value added: Crowdfunding could soon be subject to VAT

EU ponders imposing VAT on crowdfunding

European Commission launches investigation into whether tax should be added to funds raised on peer-to-peer platforms

Loan market: Smava is a leading European fintech company

Fintech start-up Smava raises $16m in growth funding round

GP Bullhound advices on funding round for European loan marketplace

Clean tech: The finest minds in the industry came together for the ceremony

Winners of the New Energy & Cleantech Awards announced

Leading companies in renewables and clean energy technology come together in London ceremony

Trojan Horse: Lord Bilimoria warned about impact of SNP

Five things we learnt from the Future of Growth Summit

There were some great insights from the Seven Hills event yesterday: here are the five main points we took away with us

Billion dollar baby: Businesses like Spotify are moving the goalposts

‘Fundamental re-shift’ in UK entrepreneurs’ exit ambitions

Europe will soon see its first $10bn exit, predicts GP Bullhound’s Manish Madhvani

Tight finish: The election could go down to the wire

Peter Kellner: Business’s influence on electorate ‘more subtle’ than open letters

YouGov’s chief pollster on the public’s perception of business and likely election outcomes

General concern: SMEs are worried about the post-election landscape

SMEs worried about election outcome as GDP growth slows

SMEs also believe large corporations benefitted the most from coalition policies

Winners: The Duke of York with two of the young entrepeneurs

Finest Young Digital Entrepreneur winners announced

Inspiring Digital Enterprise Awards (IDEA) hosted by Duke of York

Making up ground: Manufacturing is growing despite poor exports

‘Sluggish’ export figures risk slowing recovery in manufacturing

Manufacturing sector continues recovery in three months to April: but pace of growth slowing amid concerns over lack of exporting opportunities

Open letter: But are all of the signatories genuine?

Doubts surface about Telegraph’s small business letter

Evidence appears that suggests it originated from Conservative HQ: and at least one signatory claims not to have signed

Quiz break: Which party offers business rates cuts for business?

Quiz: How well do you know the parties' business policies?

Test your political knowledge with our quick quiz: and let us know how you get on!

Hard sell: Are business owners under pressure to exit?

Mid-market space set for wave of 'pressurised sales'

Many SME leaders report higher level of investment interest: But three in ten SME business leaders feel pressure to sell business rather than upscale

Chuka Umunna: The shadow business secretary visits a site in Croydon

Chuka Umunna: British business has ‘bad attitude’ towards failure

Shadow business secretary says all failure in business shouldn’t lead to ‘black mark’ for entrepreneurs

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