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The top three critical risks facing businesses revealed

A new study reveals the top three risks that impact businesses the most

Representatives from the MoD, big business and military charities celebrated the successes of military entrepreneurs this week

Military entrepreneurship success stories on the rise

The 700 military entrepreneurs supported by X-Forces are a third more successful than their civilian counterparts, revealing surprising parallels between military prowess and entrepreneurialism

Research: world leaders inspire confidence in working women

A new study reveals a third of British women feel more confident at work as a result of more female world leaders, but only 5 per cent note a crack in the glass ceiling. Is a confident female workforce enough to combat decades of corporate sexism?

Barclays extends high growth tech fund for UK scale-ups to £200m

Barclays is currently the only mainstream UK bank to offer high growth businesses and their founders debt funding solutions at this early stage

Boss takes staff on holiday as work perk

An HR advisory firm practiced what it preaches by tweaking its bonus model to include an all-staff getaway reward

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2016 global start-up capitals REVEALED

From San Francisco to Singapore, here are the top cities for start-ups for 2016

"Modernise or face extinction": Experts warn retailers in light of slowdown in store openings

New research reveals a sharp decline in the number of shop openings across the UK this year. Is the high street at the risk of going extinct?

Slowdown in M&A activity raises concerns for legal sector, but fintech may be silver bullet

Global M&A activity was 18 per cent lower in the first quarter of 2016 than in the same period last year, but despite concerns over profitability, a survey of finance directors by Thomson Reuters Legal reveals optimism over the future of fintech

DueCourse founders, from left to right: Tim Borden (CTO), Paul Haydock (CEO) and Jon Grove (Head of Product)

DueCourse secures the largest fintech investment seen outside of London

The cloud-based invoice financing service secures £6.25 million in equity and debt from business angels, including the founders and investors of  Zoopla, LoveFilm, TransferWise and LinkedIn

The widening scale-up gap: are banks failing the business community?

A new report reveals a widening scale-up gap, with most SMEs struggling to access growth finance

Car financing company for Uber drivers secures £3.5m

Upfront Car Finance, a specialist finance provider for Uber drivers, has secures £3.5 million funding from UK Bond Network 

SMEs beware: these are the worst countries to do business with

A new league table reveals the best and worst countries in the G20 for growing businesses to trade with. Let this be a cautionary tale 

This top secret security tag is scaring away shoplifters and taking the high street by storm

John Smith is a long time professional criminal and convicted shoplifter. But he got more than he bargained for recently, when trying to steal clothing from a high street retailer

Are you quicker than the police? Five questions to ask when reacting to business surprises

Here's how research into police data helped academics pin-point a failsafe five-point process to dodge unwanted surprises in business

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HMRC asset seizures up 145 per cent as more British businesses fail to meet payment deadlines

The value for outstanding debt this year is up by 175 per cent, from £15.3 million to £42.6 million

UK tops G20 as the best place for digital business, but ranks lowest for access to finance and skills

Among the G20 nations, the UK has emerged as a leader in cutting red tape for digital entrepreneurs, as well as its knowledge database, according to research from EY. The nation's overall ranking, however, is marred by the lack of adequate access to finance and digital skills

8 in 10 SMEs base growth plans on what they can afford to fund themselves

The business as usual approach hasn't changed much since the Brexit vote, according to BDRC Continental's quarterly SME Finance Monitor. Surprisingly, most SME owners believe banks will say 'yes' if they were to approach them for a facility

"Pure discrimination" revealed to be the root cause for the gender pay gap

A new study suggests women do ask for pay rises but don’t get them. Academics from Cass Business School, the University of Warwick and the University of Wisconsin took gender theories to task, revealing that the major cause for the gender gap is "pure discrimination", rather than a lack of confidence or competitiveness in women

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