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Why SMEs should implement truly flexible working

Flexible working has been around for a while in various forms, but here is why I think a truly flexible approach works.

Entrepreneurial ideas are all about the right timing

In an era when the obsession with start-up generation is reaching fervour, it will be interesting to see which ones stand the test of time.

Is the government really listening to the business community?

As we approach the start of a General Election year, have the government done enough to engage with, and take advice from, the business community?

Want to connect with active technology investors?

Building a relationship with potential investors is one of the most important activities when it comes to growing a start-up.

B2B sales: Not just about great salespeople (though it never hurts!)

Creating a successful sales team goes beyond simply finding those that can sell fridges to Eskimos.

A great year for cleantech in the UK

As ever, our annual New Energy & Cleantech Awards brought together the best of the industry and highlighted some groundbreaking developments.

Build your business not your network: A message to European entrepreneurs

Early-stage businesses need to be careful to not get swept up in the sexy start-up scene.

City and business: Boris Johnson has served as London mayor since 2008

Why Boris Johnson's job-share would be good news for London business

With the mayor of London Boris Johnson set to decide between keeping his position or returning to government, business consultant Leon Emirali argues that a job-share might be a good idea.

Is AIM's renaissance complete?

With March IPOs raising £671 million on London's AIM market, it looks like the junior exchange is back to its best.

Securing funding for cleantech ventures

Cleantech businesses and projects are notoriously difficult to get off the ground, with cyclical changes in the cost-effectiveness and market potential for technologies having a big impact.

The great crowdfunding exit debate

The sale of Kickstarter-backed Oculus VR has ignited the opinions of many who question how early-stage backers benefit when businesses do well.

The World Wide Web and its role in building businesses

The internet has done wonderful things for entrepreneurs, and given them tools our predecessors could only dream about.

The government’s last meaningful Budget before election time

It's that time of the year again, when George Osborne unveils his latest batch of economy boosting ingredients.

Getting your business in front of the right investor

The search for the right backer is one which should start a long time before needing capital.

Enough already? There is an alternative to selling out

Rather than labour on or grasp at an attractive offer for their business, entrepreneurs can choose a middle ground.

The venture capital numbers game

It's always interesting to find out who the most active investors have been.

Coding in the UK curriculum – can I go back to school?

The Year of Code is upon us, and with it a generation of coders could be born.

David Cameron's love affair with small businesses

This week David Cameron used the Federation of Small Businesses' annual conference to outline his future plans for SME help.

An iPhone M&A app: Now I’ve seen everything

Just when you thought the world couldn't get any crazier, someone brings out a smartphone app so that users can become 'the world's greatest dealmaker'.

Growth is back on the agenda for ambitious UK businesses

Positive market figures and a renewed focus on the future bodes well for SME growth during 2014.

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