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  • July 30, 2010 - Anonymous

    “Real business people” to shape Local Enterprise Partnerships

    Small firms and business groups are to play a key leadership role in shaping the formation of Local Enterprise Partnerships (LEPs), the Government has announced.

  • July 30, 2010 - Anonymous

    Small firms missing out on Olympic contracts, says Lloyds

    Many small firms have not realised the potential commercial benefits of the 2012 Olympics, even though £700 million of contract opportunities are still available, Lloyds has said.

  • July 30, 2010 - Anonymous

    Quarter of graduates choose self-employment

    Almost a quarter of students graduating this year and in 2011 are making plans to set up their own business, research from insurance firm Hiscox has revealed.

  • July 30, 2010 - Anonymous

    South West clean-tech start-ups get funding support

    Low-carbon technology start-ups in the South West can boost their growth prospects thanks to a dedicated £2.5 million fund, launched by the South West Regional Development Agency (RDA).

  • July 27, 2010 - Anonymous

    Start-up tax exemption must be extended nationwide, urges FSB

    The exemption on employees’ National Insurance contributions (NICs) for start-ups, announced in the emergency Budget, should be extended to new businesses in the South East and East of England, the

  • July 27, 2010 - Anonymous

    Carbon Trust helps fast-track green start-ups

    Clean technology start-ups can access free support to help them to turn their business ideas into commercial prototypes and attract investment, following the launch of the Carbon Trust Entrepreneur

  • July 27, 2010 - Anonymous

    North West small firms offered free R&D

    North West-based small firms planning environmentally-focused research and development (R&D) projects are being invited by Lancaster University to apply for free graduate help.

  • July 27, 2010 - Anonymous

    Startups awards open for entries

    Successful new businesses are being invited to enter the 2010 Startups Awards, which celebrate the most exciting new firms across the UK.

  • July 23, 2010 - Anonymous

    Business groups welcome Office of Tax Simplification

    A new tax body set up by the Government to unravel the “spaghetti bowl” of complex tax laws has been broadly welcomed by business groups.

  • July 23, 2010 - Anonymous

    Recession fails to deter start-ups, study finds

    The number of newly established business owners and those trying to start a business increased between 2002 and 2009, despite the recession, the Global Entrepreneurship Monitor has found.

  • July 23, 2010 - Anonymous

    Small retailers welcome review of tobacco display ban

    The Association of Convenience Stores (ACS) has welcomed the Government’s decision to review an upcoming ban on tobacco displays in retail stores, warning the proposed reforms would cost around £1,800 per shop to introduce.

  • July 23, 2010 - Anonymous

    Best of British businesses offered £50k boost

    Outstanding small firms with a compelling product or service can compete to win a package of support worth £50,000, following the launch of Siemens’ British Business Boost competition.

  • July 20, 2010 - Anonymous

    Confident small firms plan to maintain marketing spend

    Small businesses are more likely to maintain their marketing spend over the next 12 months than their larger counterparts, research from the Chartered Institute of Marketing (CIM) has revealed.

  • July 20, 2010 - Anonymous

    Private sector growth may not be sufficient to create jobs, warns CIPD

    The UK job market will be hit hard if private sector growth even slightly misses official targets, the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) has warned.

  • July 20, 2010 - Anonymous

    Small suppliers still left waiting for payments

    A new campaign to promote prompt payments to businesses has been launched by the Bankers’ Automated Clearing Service (Bacs), after its research revealed that small firms are waiting 9.5 days longer

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