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On purpose: Customers are looking for organisations with clear values

‘Purpose-driven’ organisations to dominate future marketplace, finds report

Creative business school Hyper Island releases list of future trends across business and technology

On the lend: Alternative finance in Europe is growing rapidly

European alternative finance market grows 144% in one year

Growth set to continue with some tipping it to top €7b this year

Sofa so good: WorldStores enjoyed a strong 2014

WorldStores raises £25m in Goldman Sachs-led funding round

Online furniture retailer consolidates position as market-leader

On the up: Tech M&A has seen a strong start to 2015

Tech M&A at 15 year high

Latest Thomson Reuters figures reveal resurgent global tech sector

Open letter: Entrepreneurs are calling for tax reliefs to be retained

Entrepreneurs request ongoing support for high-growth businesses in open letter to MPs

Politicians urged to retain EIS and Entrepreneur's Relief to help wealth-generating businesses

Into Africa: The continent offers big opportunities for British entrepeneurs

Africa offers ‘huge prospects for business growth’, says Bassim Haidar

Prospects especially strong for entrepreneurs in technology and telecoms sectors

Naked ambition: The protest aimed to highlight lack of transparency in US banking

London startup TransferWise leads underwear protest in New York

Spectacle designed to highlighting lack of transparency in US banking practices

Euro grown: Mid-market enterprise is now on of the biggest European sectors

Mid-market enterprises contribute €1 trillion to European economy in 2014

Report by Sage predicts output to reach €1.2 trillion by 2019

CBI: Flexible contracts ‘support business growth’

Business body responds to figures suggesting there are 1.8m zero-hours workers in the UK

Worldwide web: Digital platforms can help international expansion

Lack of digital and foreign markets expertise top concerns for SMEs

Effective online and overseas trading still beyond many businesses

Record time: The Pebble Kickstarter campaign is among the fastest in history

Crowdfunding campaign hits $500,000 target in 17 minutes

Pebble Time hits $500,000 in record time – but CEO admits campaign was “a stunt”

Borrowed time: SME are optimistic on funding despite past rejections

Banks reject one in four tech SME funding applications 

But one-third of small IT businesses still plan to apply for funding in new financial year

In fashion: SyShowcase is billed as a cross between Avon and SpaceNK

MyShowcase raises £1.2m in 24 Haymarket Group-led funding round

M&A advisor D5 Capital helps to raise investment

Up and away: UK export is buoyant

UK exporters confident about year ahead

British exporters ‘rising to challenge’ despite uncertain global outlook, says BCC director-general

Online support: MVF helps global brands in their online markeplace

Bridgepoint Development Capital buys 40% stake in high-growth tech company MVF

Cavendish Corporate Finance leads on sale

100 biggest supporters of UK entrepreneurship announced

Maserati 100 celebrates business leaders helping next generation of British entrepreneurs

Nominations for 2015 M&A Awards now open

Prestigious June ceremony announced for ninth annual awards

Safety in numbers: Tusker provides salary sacrifice car schemes

ECI Partners invests in Tusker following Smedvig exit

Profitable exit for VC firm

Cashflow: The deal will free up $420m for business loans

Funding Circle partners with Victory Park Capital

UK and US-based organisations in trans-atlantic partnership

Word-of-mouth: Shopa monitises online recommendations

Shopa secures £11m from Octopus and Notion

Social shopping site sees one of the most successful Series A rounds for a UK start-up

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