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Only half of managers can cope with crises at work

Non-supportive workplace culture leaves managers unarmed in solving workplace crises, according to new research. High profile leaders reveal lessons in bouncing back

Digitalise or die: SME survey reveals roadblocks to going digital

A cross-market survey of 2,500 SMEs highlights the gap between those who believe in changing with the times and those who actually can keep up

Lloyds has shut down 23 branches across the UK as part of three-year plan.

SME lending at risk as bank branches close

New research reveals that bank branch closures effectively kill off SME lending, which has prompted MPs to debate this in Parliament today

Chief Future-proofing Officer: the evolving role of the CFO

Only one in three business leaders believe their chief financial officers are up to the task of evolving with the times

VOOM 2016 winners see value in waste

Virgin Media Business VOOM, the three-month nationwide search for the next big business idea crowned two companies out of 20,000 today: industrious start-up, MacRebur and fast-growth business, bio-bean

Brexit and employment

The outcome of the EU Referendum may have been a surprise to the business community. But what are the implications of Brexit on employment law and UK jobs?

Brexit and foreign investment

​The UK's imminent departure from the EU has raised a number of questions. We look at how this may affect investment into the UK and the potential for our start-ups to receive foreign investment post-Brexit

Brexit. Now what?

Here's what leaving the European Union really means for SMEs across sectors

The UK's high potential businesses REVEALED

The High Potential Business Awards took place on 22nd June at The Savoy, celebrating the achievements of outstanding growth businesses and the advisors and financiers that support them

Dedicated 'Leave' sites perform better in generating organic traffic

Britons drawn to 'biased' Brexit content, study suggests

It's no secret that scandal sells. Analysing millions of EU referendum-related search terms reveal a landslide victory for Brexit 'click-bait' over 'moderate' Remain campaigns

SPOILER ALERT: 62 per cent of respondents thought the role of Guild navigator from Dune was a Home Office role.

Skills gap or science fiction?

Home office or Hollywood: How much does UK's workforce know about real STEM-based jobs?

​The lost generation of digital natives

A report released on Monday outlined the severity of the UK's digital skills gap: around 12.6 million UK adults lack basic digital skills. A global study of the online generation, however, pegs the nation as tenth in the world, with over 7 million 'digital natives' in our midst. How can UK businesses reconcile these numbers, and what does this mean for the future of our business landscape?

EU is a 'convenient scapegoat': Vince Cable, Chuka Umunna

Growth Business spoke to former Business Secretary Vince Cable, and his then-opponent, Chuka Umunna on why it makes business sense to stay in the EU

The future is bright for construction SMEs. For every 100 construction businesses that died in 2014, 131 new ones were born.

Infographic: Mapping the SME journey

​From the internet to online banking, it’s not hard to think of some of the changes that have affected the business world in the last two decades. Can we map out the future of SMEs based on what we've learned in the past 20 years? Data from Company Debt highlights the industries and businesses that stand to gain the most in the future

The countdown to the referendum: the SME cheat-sheet

We're ten days away from the most momentous vote in a generation, the EU Referendum. To fully comprehend what's at stake for UK SMEs, GrowthBusiness is bringing together business leaders from the campaigns for and against a Brexit on the 22nd of June. Ahead of then, here are the top three arguments on both sides of the debate

Is your business ready for the Euros?

Euro 2016 starts today, and with kick-off times for the month-long tournament between 2pm and 8pm, is it inevitable that UK's SMEs will face productivity issues this summer?

Objection! Late payment lawsuits may no longer be an option

​A legal change that came into effect in April this year means that many businesses will not be able to claim unpaid invoices if a supplier goes bust or doesn't pay. Where does this leave SMEs?

AI powered platform can build business websites in minutes

A quarter of UK's 5.4 million SMEs neither have a website nor a listing in an online directory, which could lead to these businesses losing out on the millions of consumers who swear by shopping online. Why is there a digital block for these SMEs, and can artificial intelligence-powered website builders address this?

Chris Jolly, chair of CivilisedBank, aims to target the underserved SME market with a technology-first approach

CivilisedBank on track for launch in 2017

A new UK-wide business and retail bank has submitted its banking licence to the FCA and PRA

A $20b valuation and zero profits: Palantir and the fears of a tech bubble

After Uber and Airbnb, Palantir was the third largest private US startup by valuation. 12 months on, reports suggest that what propelled the company forward may be at the root of its unravelling

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