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Prolific VC investors and trailblazing entrepreneurs make Investor Allstars shortlist

The shortlist for this year’s Investor Allstars awards has been announced, and it’s a veritable who’s who of the entrepreneurial and growth company landscape.

Start-up promotion in a general election year

There’s no doubt that the UK technology community is adept at rallying round for a common cause, but will the new Startup Manifesto have any impact when it comes to real policy change?

The British entrepreneurs of today lead the charge

Putting together our annual Tech Innovators piece puts into perspective just how enterprising this country has become.

Two years on: Lessons learned from the Funding for Lending Scheme

Looking back on Funding for Lending, it's largely been a failure. But all is not lost, with new options for SMEs gaining traction.

Sportsman, like business owners, must possess leadership skills

What we can learn from great sporting leaders 

When it comes to picking role models and mentors, the sporting world offers an inspirational range of leaders who are great at rallying troops to achieve a collective goal.

Getting involved with the International Festival for Business

Taking Tech Invest north in search of businesses hoping to grow through equity funding.

Boiling down the contents of the government's Small Business, Enterprise and Employment Bill

After much fanfare, and an appearance during the Queen's Speech, the Small Business, Enterprise and Employment Bill has been unveiled. But what does it promise for enterprising UK companies?

What can we learn about management from the World Cup Finals?

Over the next month 32 men will be put under intense pressure and scrutiny to deliver success on a global level, sound familiar?

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.

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