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Things you should know about finance, risk and reward

It seems to always be true that the only time that it’s easy to raise finance for a start-up is when you no longer need it. That’s certainly been my experience.

Date: 30 March 2011   By: Chris Barling

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StartUp Britain: so what?

Talk about a love-in. Anyone who’s anyone in UK enterprise was there - and then some. David Cameron’s giving a speech? You’re kidding, right?...

Date: 28 March 2011   By: Simon Wicks

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StartUp Britain: A new initiative for startup businesses

Today sees the launch of StartUp Britain, a government initiative which will see the UK’s startup businesses receive support from the big corporates, and a new website to point them in the right direction for business advice.

Date: 28 March 2011   By: Kate Horstead

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Budget 2011: a budget for small business?

This week’s Budget speech was full of references to enterprise, start-ups and growth. But it remains to be seen just how much George Osborne’s budget will actually do to help small firms in the UK.

Date: 25 March 2011   By: Rachel Miller

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Budget 2011: a small business response

We have a full reaction to the Budget announcements in our news section. But here are a few brief responses:...

Date: 23 March 2011   By: Simon Wicks

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Budget 2011 summary for small businesses

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Date: 23 March 2011   By: Simon Wicks

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What is the Budget 2011 going to offer small businesses?

Tomorrow (Wednesday, 23 March) will see George Osborne’s second Budget as Chancellor. Whatever measures Osborne reveals tomorrow, they will be announced against a backdrop of slow growth, rising inflation and impending cuts.

Date: 22 March 2011   By: Simon Wicks

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Five common start-up mistakes

In all my years as an advisor, I’ve seen businesses start up and fail more times than I would have liked. Here are a few common reasons why:...

Date: 22 March 2011   By: Stuart Hartley