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9 out of 10 believe firing weaker performers wouldn’t impact revenue.

70% of sales pros regularly miss targets – survey 

Responsibility for improving sales results lies with business leaders, according to study.

Gervais Williams' new book argues that AIM will be the world's best performing market beyond the credit boom

'The future lies with small companies' says top fund manager

Renowned fund manager Gervais Williams believes smaller companies hold the most growth potential in times of economic stagnation.

‘The modern British workplace is in a state of disarray’

9 in 10 workers suffer from constant distraction

Study shows confusion and disruption reign in the British workplace.

Female business angels on the rise in the UK

The number of women angel investors is higher than ever, according to a new study – and they may be changing the way angel groups invest.

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Three quarters of businesses affected by new rules said they were planning to raise prices in response to them

Majority of SMEs unaware of New Year VAT changes and penalties

Nearly two thirds of smaller businesses unaware of radical new VAT rules coming in from 1 Jan 2015.

Deflation can have a dampening effect on consumer spending

UK businesses to suffer effects of deflation in 2015

Weakening global demand caused input prices for UK businesses to take another step towards deflation in October, research finds. 

New figures suggest that the EU is the CBI’s largest financial contributor

1,000 UK business leaders call for referendum on EU membership

Pressure mounts on David Cameron and the CBI as referendum-supporting Business for Britain campaign boasts of growing signatories.

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The company raised money through Kickstarter for its handheld scanner

3D scanning company raises seven figures in venture capital

Fuel3D has closed a funding round totalling £4 million led by Chimera Partners. 

The Open Data Institute was set up by World Wide Web inventor Tim Berners-Lee

EU pledges €7.8 million to 'open data' start-ups

The EU, together with the Open Data Institute in London, have announced the largest investment in innovative data start-ups in the world to date 

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Mid-sized companies are focussing on paying down debts rather than expanding

Growth ambition lacking for mid-sized businesses

Companies are confident about economic outlook but hesitant to invest in growth, according to a study. 

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CEO John Thompson has got the capital he needs to push international growth

Black-box recorder for e-commerce bags venture capital investment

User Replay has closed a fundraising aimed at financing the opening of a US office as well as future development for its technology platform.

Late payment makes cash flow management difficult for growing businesses

Barclays and Fujitsu join new government late payment advisory board

In an attempt to strengthen the Prompt Payment Code brought into effect in 2008, a panel of businesses and organisations are being assembled to ensure suppliers are paid on time and treated properly.

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Universities and employers are not coming together to aid youth employment

Young people failing to match expectation of employers

Despite businesses placing a heavy emphasis on relevant work experience, a quarter of young people do not possess the contacts necessary to secure placements or internships.

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