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Stand up and take notes George Osborne

Putting out an open call for Autumn Statement demands produced some interesting results.

The famous red Budget box will be making an outing on 5 December

Autumn Statement 2013: A wish list from entrepreneurs and business owners

From a national insurance holiday to 'getting jiggy with entrepreneurs' – GrowthBusiness asks 15 business builders what they'd like to see come out of the Autumn Statement on 5 December.

Light bulb on, light bulb off

It's that old adage again: the UK is never short of an idea, we just fall down when it comes to the execution.

Saying no to a $3 billion offer

A little smile crossed my face when I learned that photo sharing start-up Snapchat had turned down Facebook.

Proving the doubters wrong

Learning from history's best to not give up on an idea.

Meeting Vince Cable for a cup of tea

This week I met business secretary Vince Cable to discuss exporting, trade missions and the new business bank.

Learning from Twitter’s call to IPO on the NYSE

The decision by Twitter to list on the New York Stock Exchange, rather than the techie favourite NASDAQ, raises the question of what an exchange really means.

Over invest in the right people

Why spending more on a company's greatest asset is money well invested.

UKTI mission to India: 'The $10 Trillion Prize'

Blackouts, slum housing but 900 million mobile connections – India will define the next few decades of growth for the UK.

Europe's improving entrepreneurs and investors

Angry Birds, dinosaurs and female domination at Investor AllStars 2013.

Tapping into the entrepreneurial DNA

There are a few crucial traits that all business builders should possess.

Thinking about the options for finance as an SME

Growing businesses are often scared of the idea of accepting external finance, but funding is in many ways just another supply to be procured, argues Stephen Welton. 

The excess of office productivity tools and cloud services can be counter-productive

Gone are the days when you could rely on a nice bundle of Microsoft Office tools to be adequate.

Technology trailblazers

We all know which technology firms are leading the world – but what about those operating under the radar.

Sage advice: Vineet Jain is the co-founder and CEO of file sharing platform Egnyte

Smart money chases great businesses – not vice versa

Technology entrepreneur Vineet Jain gives his advice on the big venture capital fundraising questions – when, how much and why?

All those looking to IPO, form an orderly queue

The growth markets have endured a torrid time since the financial crash, but there is now reason to be optimistic.

Time for a rethink on the SME classification

Now is an opportune moment to find a more focussed definition of business size.

Zero hour contracts – a love or hate relationship

With a lot of negative press emerging about zero hour contracts, what do entrepreneurs and business leaders really think about the practice?

The end of bogus sexual harassment claims?

This week saw the formal introduction of fees for employment tribunals in the UK – a development that was described as a 'great day for Britain's worst bosses' by TUC general secretary Frances O'Grady.

UK manufacturing back on the front page – for the right reason

Before the explosion of technology prowess seen in East London, and financial firepower that now calls Canary Wharf home, the UK was built on a strong history of manufacturing.

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