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Open letter: But are all of the signatories genuine?

Doubts surface about Telegraph’s small business letter

Evidence appears that suggests it originated from Conservative HQ: and at least one signatory claims not to have signed

Quiz break: Which party offers business rates cuts for business?

Quiz: How well do you know the parties' business policies?

Test your political knowledge with our quick quiz: and let us know how you get on!

Hard sell: Are business owners under pressure to exit?

Mid-market space set for wave of 'pressurised sales'

Many SME leaders report higher level of investment interest: But three in ten SME business leaders feel pressure to sell business rather than upscale

Chuka Umunna: The shadow business secretary visits a site in Croydon

Chuka Umunna: British business has ‘bad attitude’ towards failure

Shadow business secretary says all failure in business shouldn’t lead to ‘black mark’ for entrepreneurs

Rising cost: Are high housing prices driving start-ups from London?

Two-thirds of entrepreneurs to be driven out of London by spiralling costs

Sharp rises in both housing prices and operating costs could spell trouble for ‘Silicon Roundabout’ as tech start-ups especially affected

Talentless: Apprenticeships can be a way to bridge the skills gap

Half of SME leaders cite skills drain as biggest barrier to growth

Business owners also urge next government to cut red tape for business growth

Hands off: Workers are getting tired of managers stealing their ideas

Eight out of ten managers admit taking credit for employees’ work

Workers warned to be cautious about expressing ideas without proof that they dreamt them up

Mobile guilt: Taking work emails in personal time can lead to stress

Workers feel ‘mobile guilt’ over both personal and work calls

Taking work calls at home and personal calls at work both cause anxiety for Gen M workers

Ambitious: Women in business are focussed on business growth

Ambitious female business owners shun ‘entrepreneur’ label

Word seen as too ‘masculine’ and ‘blokey’: But women prove just as ambitious as men – often more – in business

Cash in: Legislation could mean 2bn more funding for SMEs

Bank referral legislation could lead to £2bn more SME funding

Legislation could see more than 100,000 small businesses fast-tracked to alternative funding route

Cloud control: Appirio offers professional cloud services

Cloud services company Appirio in $35m funding boost

Successful Series E funding round and new ex-Amazon CTO for global services business

Brain train: Cognitive mapping is part of the Peak team's offering

Brain training app Peak wins $7m in Series A funding round

Latest investment takes total funding to $10m since app’s launch last year

Social gaming: Members can discover and share their favourite games

Social gaming network gamesGRABR raises £450,000 with help of London Co-Investment Fund

Start-up raises capital through Crowdcube, including substantial investment from London Co-Investment Fund 

Fast-track: Take Eat Easy claims deliveries can be made within 20 minutes

Take Eat Easy raises €6m for European expansion

Company now positioned to take on Just Eat and Hungry House in UK market: while also offering deliveries of restaurant-quality food

Cave-dweller: Farage enjoys fulfilling simple needs

Clegg and Farage ‘best coalition partners’, says Praditus data

Psychometric tests suggests Lib Dem and UKIP leaders would be most compatible as joint coalition leaders

Pay gap: Female designers earn less than their male counterparts

Gender pay gap remains pronounced among designers

Extensive study on designers’ salaries looks at comparative pay ahead of Designer Week

Wine seller: This is one of the biggest M&A deals in UK wine

Majestic Wines acquires Naked Wines in £70m deal

Cavendish Corporate Finance advises on deal for online wine retailer

Jitters: The election has disrupted the M&A market

Pre-election jitters hit M&A activity

M&A activity down 19% on this time last year

Book smarts: The tool helps students with referencing and citations

UK EdTech start-up RefME raises $5m in first year

24-year-old entrepreneur Tom Hatton proves himself one of UK tech’s greatest success stories with widespread acclaim

Funding growth: Asset based finance is on the up

Asset-based lending to top £20b in 2015

Asset Based Finance Association members confident about level of funding for year ahead

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