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Pick-up artist: Richard La Ruina

Pick-up coach hoping to drag industry from the gutter by preaching respect for women

Richard La Ruina runs a business that coaches men on how to approach women (and vice versa) and has written a best-selling book on the subject: but he is keen to distance himself from contemporaries who have recently incurred the wrath of feminist groups and the Home Office

Slow progress: Salary growth stalled at the end of 2015

Permanent salary growth slumps to 26-month low

Turgid end to 2015 as both staff appointments and pay stall

Sharing economy: Is the UK its natural home?

Why the UK is the natural home of the global sharing economy

The global sharing economy is the biggest financial phenomenon of the 21st Century: and thankfully the UK finds itself right at the heart of it

Quiz time: How well do you remember 2015?

The Growth Business news quiz of the year

How well do you know the facts and figures associated with some of the biggest stories to break in 2015?

Angel Investors: Will the new platform make coverage consistent?

Online marketplace for angel investors launched

The UKBAA DealShare Platform is aimed at private investors, angel investment organisations and early-stage venture capital investors

Manchester tech: How are networks helping the city's start-ups?

North-West tech start-ups ‘tapping in’ to networks to flourish

The young companies of the North-West are now better equipped than ever to secure funding and growth: but more can still be done, according to Mils & Reeve partner Paul Knight

Rule change: But VCTs look set to stay strong

Rule changes unlikely to halt the momentum of VCTs

Paul Latham, Managing Director of Octopus Investments, explains why recent changes to legislation shouldn’t be misinterpreted as a lack of support for VCTs themselves

Community benefit societies go for solar

Community energy projects raise record funds

Solar projects raise record £7.8 million in month as Treasury removes EIS tax relief for clean-energy investments

What are the outcomes of the UN climate change conference?

Industry experts comment on Paris summit

Business growth: Berlin is among the most popular cities in Europe

Berlin outstrips London for percentage of new start-up growth

London still sees the highest number of new start-ups but falls behind Berlin and Paris for percentage growth

Funding boost: The EIF is promising to back British business

European Investment Fund and fintech lender iwoca sign €60m deal to fund UK small businesses

Organisations team up in the hope of giving more than 3,000 British small businesses access to finance

Currency exchange: Are you aware of its effect on your business?

British exporters ‘sitting ducks’ to exchange rate fluctuations

UK businesses are doing more business overseas: but are they prepared for the extra challenges they are exposed to as a result?

Investors call for renewables push

World's largest companies urged to commit to renewables

High-growth: The UK has three companies in the top 10

Fastest growing tech companies revealed in Deloitte Technology Fast 500 EMEA

Catawiki takes top place ahead of Secret Escapes and Funding Circle

Wind turbine capacity expected to soar by 2025

Fivefold increase in capacity predicted for ten years' time

Oldham: Shoreditch of the North?

Digital Enterprise Hub aims to make Oldham ‘Shoreditch of the North’

10 digital start-up teams will initially be housed in the Northern hub following investment from Oldham Council

Facing the chop: BIS faces departmental cuts of 17%

Leaked documents reveal Business Growth Service to be ‘wound down’

Cuts to governmental budgets, revealed in George Osborne’s spending review, spell the end for several support services businesses have come to rely on

Northern Powerhouse: How much is it really driving growth?

Is the “Northern Powerhouse” really fuelling business growth?

If you follow business of politics at all you can't have failed to hear the term Northern Powerhouse: but is the rhetoric converting into action that benefits business in the region? 

Business rates: Has Osborne pitched the policy correctly

Devolved business rates: power to local communities or a race to the bottom?

Under new rules announced by George Osborne local authorities will have complete control over setting business rates: but what does that mean for small businesses in different communities?

Apprentice levy: Has George Osborne thrown small business under the bus?

Small business apprenticeships hammered to facilitate tax credits u-turn 

The chancellor announced a surprise u-turn on tax credits today: but the £3.3bn shortfall that it presents is to be shifted to SMEs looking for apprentices

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