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Seeking entrepreneurs: Manchester City backs the competition

Manchester City FC backs Ideas Britain competition to find top sports entrepreneurs

Innovation in Sport competition is now open for early-bird entries 

Holiday tax: Is Air Passenger Duty damaging the UK economy?

British holidaymakers rack up £2.4bn in tax payments

Taxes on everything from flights to luxury items pushes up total cost of going abroad to ‘economy-damaging’ levels

M&A excellence: The awards celebrate some of the biggest names in the industry

Ajay Chowdhury named dealmaker of the year at the M&A Awards

Former CEO of Seatwave recognised for work on deal to acquire Timbre: 11 more awards also announced at ceremony in Park Plaza Victoria

Foreign investment: The UK is attracting record levels

Foreign direct investment stock in UK reaches £1 trillion

Record investment in UK as country confirms its position as top European target for foreign backers

Bad hire: Recruiting the wrong person is a

‘Culture of compromise’ leading to wrong hires in nine out of ten companies

Lack of time and resources mean large majority of employers making recruitment decisions without the level of consideration they would like

Social work: Is work the right place to update your accounts?

UK professionals dubious about value of social media for career progression

Strong contrast between attitude of UK and US workers towards use of social media in a work context emerges

Disruptive growth: The list celebrates businesses using innovation to succeed

eBay and Management Today reveal first digital small business power list

List of most promising SMEs and start-ups will be put to be public vote to determine the people’s favourite

First pitch: Sales collateral is key to attracting investment

How to pitch to investors: What kind of fundraising collateral do I need?

Selling equity requires many things and sales collateral is one of them: here Octopus Ventures expert Simon King explains how to make sure you have it

Payment friction: The contest is looking for ideas that improve the payment process

Visa Europe Collab and The Accelerator Network launch competition for fintech start-ups

Search for ideas that will reduce ‘payment friction’ for customers underway in the UK

Tech hub: The South-West is a hotbed for technological innovation

IMDb founder Col Needham to speak at Venturefest Bristol & Bath

Hugely influential tech entrepreneur among impressive list of speakers at event promoting enterprise and innovation in the UK

Government business: The consultation is around purchase protection for small business

Government extends deadline for evidence around small businesses purchasing goods and services

Statement from Department for Business, Innovation and Skills extends deadline for consultation of small business leaders around legislation to protect small businesses when making purchases for commercial purposes

Billion dollar brand: Manchester United carries the biggest financial clout

Manchester United named football’s 'first $1bn brand’

Premier League club beats other global giants Bayern Munich and Real Madrid to milestone

Slow money: Late payments affect businesses of all sizes

Late payment culture 'life-threatening' for many businesses

Report by Association of Chartered Certified Accountants calls on new business secretary Sajid Javid to tackle root of issues around late payment

Cash round: Tendr aggregates crowdfunding campaigns

World's first crowdfunding aggregator launched

Self-styled 'Tinder for crowdfunding brings together campaigns from all main platforms on one app: it will shortly be raising its own funding round

Fast money: Are international transfer fees hampering global growth?

Smaller businesses bear brunt of £2.3bn ‘wasted’ on international payments in 2014

Making payments to recipients in non-EU countries causing problems for all UK businesses: but SMEs are especially affected

Talent capital: Strong leaders attract investment

Nine in ten VC investors cite strong leadership as factor when portfolio building 

Extensive report released on impact of talent capital on investment trends

Productivity crisis: Bad habits costs SMEs untold working time

Bad work habits costing SMEs one month of work per year 

Addressing bad habits in the workplace could drastically increase productivity in the workplace, claims report by Sage

Self-sufficient: Half of SMEs are turning their back on new credit

Half of SMEs ‘permanent non-borrowers’

Many SMEs looking to pay down debt; but appetite for credit among remaining companies remains high

Good advice: M&A activity is driven by huge advisory firms

Top global M&A advisory firms revealed

Firms that have advised on both the highest volume and value of deals in 2015 Q1 compiled in a report by Experian

Very last places available for presenting companies at Tech Invest London, 18 June

The event connects tech companies looking for growth finance with top investors is close to full capacity

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