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Why London is the worst place to grow a business

"When a man is tired of London, he is tired of life." Famed writer Samuel Johnson's famous quote may hold true in most respects, but for business survival, it might be time to look beyond the M25


Will your business make it to 2020?

Four in 10 SMEs may not make it past their fifth anniversary, according to a new study based on ONS data. Here are sectors that have the best SME survival rates

New kitemark set to regulate the sharing economy

A UK trade body has just announced plans to regulate the rapidly burgeoning sharing economy with the introduction of an industry kitemark

Paid 18 per cent less, and less likely to make management: The 'motherhood penalty' hits Britain hard

Two concurrent studies on the pay and promotion gap suggest a broken system for women in the corporate world

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Octopus Investments launches fintech accelerator for 'product-ready' start-ups

The investment firm supports UK growth businesses, and is now entering the "broken" fintech market with Octopus Labs

The needs of the many: how group psychology can boost business output

A new research paper from University College London School of Management reveals the benefits of group emotions in business. Here's how to make most of 'group feel'

Smarter procurement could save UK SMEs £106bn

Small and medium businesses in the UK could save six per cent of their combined annual turnover, according to research from Tungsten Network

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Will Brexit Britain face WWI problems?

There are first world problems, and there are First World War problems

This is the number one thing holding you back from achieving your goals

Goal-setting is the secret of champions, from Olympic athletes to business tycoons, but one commonly used planning strategy maybe set you back more than you know, according to a new study

Research: Bad interviews can damage your brand more than you know

A new study reveals that nearly one in four British jobseekers sever ties with brands following a bad interview process. Is this cancelling out the proven positive impact of investing in customer experience?

'Free-for-all feeding frenzy' PSD2 may be the best thing for Europe's banks

Two in three European bankers are adopting a risk-averse wait-and-see approach in response to the uncertainty an open application programming interfaces (API) could bring. Here's why the PSD2 mandate could be the best thing for banking since the recessionary shake-up of 2008

Open data could save UK energy market £400 million in next 10 years

Open data has helped sectors like transport and medicine thrive. Used in the energy market, it can help the private sector work with the government to identify and correct inefficiencies

Would you change your EU referendum vote?

Have Brexit voters changed their minds? Six weeks after the momentous EU referendum, a new poll over 6,000 Brits reveals a surprising twist

Truth may be stranger than science fiction: The ten hottest jobs of 2025

Are we just a decade away from hiring space tour guides and freelance biohackers? If so, what are some of the growth sectors to watch out for in 2025? 

Candy Crush mastermind eyes martech investment

Ex chair of, Mel Morris backs London-based marketing technology firm Adthena 

Real-time credit checks: coming soon to a bank near you

FinTechSystems secures Series A investment to bring real-time credit checks to major banks, a move that could cut wait times from weeks to minutes

Larger banks have had the biggest slice of the retail banking pie, prompting concern over the lack of a fair environment

Big banks have a two-year deadline to scale up technology

The Competitions and Markets Authority (CMA)'s final report to encourage more robust financial offerings for retail customers includes measures to make it easier for customers to search and switch finance providers

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