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Luxury travel: Secret Escapes sells global packages

Secret Escapes raises $60m in Series C funding round

Luxury travel brand closes lucrative round led by Google Ventures and supported by Octopus Ventures along with several others

Soaring rents: Are prices driving start-ups out of the capital?

Soaring rents driving start-ups out of London after one year

After one year of trading in London, entrepreneurs’ attitudes towards doing business in the city changes dramatically for the worse

Work/life balance: Employers who get it right reap the talent benefits

Euromonitor International and Bank of England top employers for work/life balance

Strategic market research supplier beats world-famous banking institution into second place in Glassdoor poll

Top entrepreneurs: The company's best individuals and companies are recognised at the awards

Shortlist for entrepreneur of the year announced

Category one of many featured in the Smith & Williamson National Business Awards

Northern way: Is natural openness aiding collaboration?

Working ‘The northern way’ driving collaboration between online businesses in North-West

Reg Rix from high-growth Manchester company Carfinance247 talks to Growth Business about how things are shaping up in the Northern Powerhouse

Sharing economy: Airbnb is one of the founding members of SEUK

New academically-backed ‘trustmark’ for sharing economy

Trade body Sharing Economy UK and Oxford University’s Said Business School team up to develop mark for responsible sharing economy businesses

EU money: Will the agreement bring continental cash for small businesses?

Government’s closer ties with European Investment Fund ‘welcome news’ for UK small business

Everline Ezbob COO Russell Gould believes agreement will improve lending options for ‘under-served’ British small businesses

Money transfer: Alternative fintech companies are becoming big news

Alternative foreign exchange service Revolut raises £1.5m through Balderton Capital

Fintech start-up joins Nutmeg, Zopa and Crowdcube in impressive Balderton stable

Revealed: The best countries in the world to do business

China still fastest-growing economy despite recent stock-market collapse: US houses six of the biggest billion dollar start-ups in the world

Media-based attractions: Simworx designs and supplies entertainment for theme parks

Business Growth Fund backs Simworx with £4.5m investment

Supplier of media-based them park attractions will also acquire RoboCoaster as both businesses enter high-growth periods

Child-friendly: The platform de-risks advertising

SuperAwesome raises $7m in Twenty Ten Capital-led Series A round

Child-safe advertising firm secures backing with big initial funding round

Housing crisis: Are young entrepreneurs being priced out of the market?

Iain Wright MP: UK risks missing out on top entrepreneurs amid housing crisis

Soaring house prices in London and across the UK mean top international entrepreneurs are thinking twice about setting up in Britain, claims the shadow industry minister

Mattress retail: Neesa offers a universal feel

Mattress retailer Leesa coming to Manchester after securing $9m US investment

UK entrepreneur David Wolfe bringing business home after successful launch in the US

Party lines: MPs from the two main parties have differing views on entrepreneurs

MPs' views on entrepreneurs split across party lines

Conservative MPs more likely to support tax cuts, where Labour ministers favour further government grants and loans: but both parties united in ignorance of current support shcemes

Employment down: The surprise fall in total employment is the first since 2009

Unemployment up for first time in two years

Surprise 15,000 increase in unemployment largely driven by lack of new part-time roles and fall in self-employment

International appeal: LSE's AIM platform

‘Institutional capital’ key to AIM’s international appeal

The large pool of investors willing to look at high-growth companies from across the globe is crucial to the platform attracting businesses from markets in Asia and the Americas, according to Allenby Capital experts

Most admired: Virgin supremo Richard Branson

Richard Branson STILL the country’s most admired entrepreneur          

The 64-year-old remains popular among the country's youngest entrepreneurs

Crowd analytics: The company's technology is used at Mecca

Crowd Vision attracts US investment and provides partial exit for early-stage angel investors

Crowd analysis software provider completes combined funding round

Electric fleet: Is the sale the world's first successful equity crowdfunding exit?

Europcar's acquisition of E-Car Club ‘world’s first successful crowdfunding exit’

63 investors on Crowdcube to get multiple returns on their £100,000 investment

Summer Budget: Has Osborne made an error of judgement?

Summer Budget 2015: Could the living wage be Osborne’s biggest blunder?

As the dust settles on the Summer Budget cracks are already appearing in the chancellor’s plans

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