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The majority of SME respondents are positive about growth

SMEs confident about trading in the new year

The bulk of small and medium-sized companies expect growth for their enterprise next year. 

The high street has performed strongly this year

Record year for the high street, finds government figures 

The value of retail sales in 2014 is forecast to be at an all-time high for the UK, at around £342 billion.

Retail performance has been encouraging in the final quarter

Retail sales growth fastest for 26 years

Research suggests price cuts in the final quarter encouraged more customers into stores. 

Only 50% of employees are satisfied with the amount of time their managers spend with them

UK businesses fail to improve management practises in more than a decade - report

The UK government is being urged to get behind innovation in workplace management, to help make businesses competitive.

Businesses will now be able to perform big data analytics and security capabilities from their Apple devices.

Apple and IBM unveil business apps built exclusively for iPhone and iPad

The two technology giants deliver on their high-profile partnership to combine IBM’s business expertise with Apple’s favoured user experience.

First-time business directors in the UK hit an all-time high in 2013, amounting to 59% of the start-up population.

Lack of startup investment results in the highest ever number of business directors living in social housing

Latest figures shine a light on the changing profile of UK business directors, with an increasing proportion living in social housing and coming from less affluent backgrounds.

Chancellor George Osborne releases his Autumn Statement at 12.30 today

Autumn statement 2014: will mid-size businesses be left out?

Entrepreneur David Brown argues that the UK is not an attractive place to grow a business due to both high business and personal taxes

Survey of office workers finds each UK employee loses 11 days a year from bad technology.

UK businesses lose 7.5M days a year from poor technology

Survey of office workers finds each UK employee loses 11 days a year from bad technology.

Around two thirds of non-smartphone users do not believe there are any benefits to having one.

SMEs reap benefits from mobile usage but sceptics remain

Three quarters of SMEs say smartphones are important and critical for business.

The government is being encouraged to promote sharing economy business models that could create thousands of new jobs in the UK

UK could become the world's leading 'sharing economy'

Digital innovation is creating entirely new ways of doing business, unlocking economic value from skills and assets people already own

Research reveals that long hours and low pay rank higher than potential peril.

Dealing with demanding bosses is tougher than risking your life on the job, British workers claim

British workers rate emotional demands ahead of danger when defining the toughest aspects of their jobs.

66 enforcement notices for infringements were issued by the ICO between January 2013 and October 2014.

Data Protection Act breaches cost businesses £2.17M in penalties

94% of contraventions are due to poor information security.

Christmas is a boom period for online retailers- and the cyber criminals that prey on them

Retailers optimising transactions but forsaking security this holiday season

Despite record growth in online transactions forecast around the Christmas period, compliance and security is lower than ever

UK midsize firms are behind the EU average when it comes to being ready to protect their company data

UK firms lag far behind European competitors in data protection

A new study has found that the UK consistently trails behind the rest of Europe when it comes to information risk and protecting sensitive information

It may be time to move on from email and embrace more efficient collaboration tools

Businesses losing 20 days of work a year thanks to outdated communications

A new study has found that companies are losing competitiveness by not keeping up with collaboration technology

A significant differential still exists between technology salaries and the rest of the AIM market

AIM-listed tech CEO salaries grow, but still lag behind other sectors

Grant Thornton report identifies the prevailing pay gap between technology and other sectors 

9 out of 10 believe firing weaker performers wouldn’t impact revenue.

70% of sales pros regularly miss targets – survey 

Responsibility for improving sales results lies with business leaders, according to study.

Gervais Williams' new book argues that AIM will be the world's best performing market beyond the credit boom

'The future lies with small companies' says top fund manager

Renowned fund manager Gervais Williams believes smaller companies hold the most growth potential in times of economic stagnation.

‘The modern British workplace is in a state of disarray’

9 in 10 workers suffer from constant distraction

Study shows confusion and disruption reign in the British workplace.

Female business angels on the rise in the UK

The number of women angel investors is higher than ever, according to a new study – and they may be changing the way angel groups invest.

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