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  • 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

  • July 20, 2010 - Anonymous

    Eco-friendly firms compete for £40k grants

    Small firms with eco-friendly business ideas have the chance to win grants of up to £40,000, following the launch of the 2010 Shell Springboard awards.

  • July 16, 2010 - Anonymous

    Business failures down by almost a fifth on last year

    Business owners’ measures to preserve cashflow and cut costs have helped reduce the number of firms going bust over the last year by almost a fifth, credit reference agency Equifax has claimed, writes Kate Horstead.

  • July 16, 2010 - Anonymous

    Government must deliver on broadband pledge, say business groups

    Small business groups have urged the Government not to backtrack on plans to provide high-speed broadband nationwide by 2017, or risk the collapse of enterprise in rural areas.

  • July 16, 2010 - Anonymous

    Fifth of firms start up for less than £1,000

    A fifth of small-business owners started their firm with less than £1,000, new research from a telecommunications firm has highlighted.

  • July 16, 2010 - Anonymous

    South West firms offered bank loan alternative

    Small businesses in the South West that have struggled to obtain bank lending can now apply for loans of up to £5,000, following the launch of a £2 million government-backed loan fund.

  • July 09, 2010 - Anonymous

    Economic recovery not yet secure, warns business group

    The UK economy is strengthening but "underlying weaknesses" are threatening long-term recovery, the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC) has warned.

  • July 09, 2010 - Anonymous

    Firms get chance to question unpopular laws

    Small-business owners can voice their opinions on which business regulations they would like to see scrapped, following the launch of the Government's Your Freedom website.

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