Harnessing my fear – my first year as an entrepreneur

Last year's Pitch to Rich winner Carl Thomas writes on how he has used fear to his advantage in his first year of running a business

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Women are increasingly leaving the corporate world to start their own businesses where the majority are achieving greater success. In this article, Ian Symes shares his insights from Right Management’s research report When Women Lead, Businesses do Better, to explain why women-owned businesses are powerful ‘real models’ for other businesses.

Powering your sales with Creddy

This article, written in conjunction with Creddy, looks at the way the business can power sales

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Some people ‘born to be employers’, says Swimming Nature founder and CEO

Brazilian entrepreneur Eduardo Ferre speaks exclusively to Growth Business about succeeding despite ‘some bad advice’ and the desire to pass on his experience to the next generation of entrepreneurs

11 of the best technology companies in the North-West 2014

Tech Invest Liverpool saw the brightest prospects in the North-West tech scene present for some of the best investors in the sector: Read on for profiles of the presenting companies

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Making d'oh: Can entrepreneurs learn from The Simpsons?

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Five lessons in entrepreneurship from The Simpsons

In The Simpsons plenty of characters start their own business: so what can others looking to do the same learn from their experiences?

What kind of entrepreneur are you?

This handy infographic from Neomam studios tells you what kind of entrepreneur you are or what you could be

Watch: Get inspired to grow a business in 2015

A group of nearly 100 top economists has predicted 2015 will be a year of further growth for the UK, so how will you be taking advantage over the next 12 months?

Is running a company the new retirement?

Young CEOs may grab a lot of the headlines these days, but entrepreneurs over 50 are giving them a run for their money

The Duke of York has turned his attention to the start-up community

The Duke of York has turned his attention to the start-up community

Start-up pitching: By his royal appointment

Pitching to a room full of peers is difficult enough, but imagine doing it with the scrutinising eye of HRH Duke of York less than 10 feet away.

Using video to better prepare students entering the workforce

Born out of frustration with not understanding what different roles entailed, the entrepreneur in Manfredi Di Cintio left his consulting background behind to produce a solution.

Sara Murray picks up her award and flashes the buddi tracking device

Sara Murray picks up her award and flashes the buddi tracking device

From price comparison to personal tracking wearables for entrepreneur Sara Murray

It was a moment that most parents have experienced, when they turn around and their child has disappeared out of eyeshot. While Sara Murray was just as worried as the next mother, she also used the incident as inspiration for a new business.

The multi-million pound exit for voucher codes entrepreneur

From a council estate in Liverpool to a public market exit, young business builder Mark Pearson has always been at the forefront of innovation and market trends.

The UK has been hit by a wave of entrepreneurship and business creation

The UK has been hit by a wave of entrepreneurship and business creation

Business creation grows in every region of the UK

Each region of the UK posted an increase in the amount of businesses within the £2.5 million to £100 million revenue band during the last year, new figures show.

A round-up of Lord Young's Enterprise for All report

Utilising his experience of building a number of businesses, the government has again turned to Lord Young for advice – this time on how to bring entrepreneurship into education.

The awards were held at the Park Plaza Victoria hotel in London

The awards were held at the Park Plaza Victoria hotel in London

Meet the winners of the New Energy & Cleantech Awards 2014

From Investor of the Year to New Energy Champion of the Year, GrowthBusiness puts the winners in front of the camera and asks what has gone into producing such a successful year.

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Game development: Investment opportunities in the sector are growing

Oxford Capital leads $7m funding round for independent games developer Kobojo

$7m funding round will finance the development of digital games for the global gaming market

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Alternative finance: WIll the funding route drive small business forward?

Does alternative finance herald a golden age of British business?

When a name as big as Lord Young says something, you'd be wise to sit up and listen: so were his comments on alternative finance and small business accurate?

Comment & Analysis

Power play: Can business leaders succeed in politics?

Is it possible to make a successful transition from business to politics?

Serial entrepreneur Ivan Massow has entered the race to succeed Boris Johnson as Mayor of London: but is it ever a good idea for people from the world of business to cross over into politics?

Research

'28% of organisations do not measure the cost of customer service'

Report exposes lack of ROI insight from customer service

The gap in businesses’ measurement of customer experience means they don’t know what customers really want, research finds