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Innovative culture: Williams have won 16 world championships

Williams Formula 1 team remove ‘bureaucracy’ to drive innovation

Deputy team principal Claire Williams tells CBI Annual Conference about the challenges of competing in a sport with ‘immovable regulations’

Domain names: What goes into your decision?

SEO and beyond: What to consider when choosing a domain name

Keeping up to date with changes to Google rankings and other key considerations can go a long way to determining the success of your business online

Economic growth: The CBI is bullish about the UK's prospects

CBI: UK economy to stand firm despite global uncertainly

Director-general John Cridland signals optimism in first 2017 economic forecast 

The site will provide clean electricity for 1,340 homes

Sussex community energy project launched 

Sussex energy cooperative responds to government EIS tax changes by launching 5MW solar fund to beat 30th November cut-off

IEMA: The government should have a clear objective to reduce carbon

IEMA members feel that energy reduction policies can be cost neutral

Members of an environmental professional association are upbeat on measures to reduce energy and carbon emissions

Female entrepreneurs: The awards recognise the best women in the industry

Finalists announced in Natwest Everywoman Awards for female entrepreneurs

19 women unveiled on shortlists for awards that celebrate female entrepreneurship in the UK

Investment allowance: Industrial vehicles can be bought tax-free

Businesses warned against ‘panic buying’ ahead of changes to Annual Investment Allowance

Some businesses are already experiencing a ‘tapering down’ of the tax tax-free allowance before it settles at its new rates of £200,000 from 2016

Sub-prime unicorns: Are they putting long-term growth at risk?

‘Sub-prime Unicorns’ risk putting valuation ahead of sustainable growth 

Veteran of VC investment and data analytics expert warns that companies chasing the highest valuations risks leaving customers’ needs behind and missing the point of long-term growth

Infrastructure projects: Is delivery fast enough to aid investment?

Improved infrastructure key to strong investment, says CBI research

Progress in infrastructure projects plays a big part in firms’ investment intentions, according to national poll

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

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