Facilitating SMEs

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SMEs ‘turn to crowdfunding to fuel growth out of the pandemic’

SMEs ARE more likely to choose non-traditional ways of accessing capital, including crowdfunding (32 percent) or offering investment opportunities to employees (30 percent), than...
Cancer startup entrepreneurs

University’s incubator programme selects cancer-fighting start-ups

TWENTY start-ups — eight of them operating projects in the field of cancer — have been selected for a University of Edinburgh incubator programme...
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Power to the HR people: New tools ‘democratise’ analytics

PEOPLE analytics is about to be “democratised” for fast-growing firms, according to Orgnostic — which has raised $5m to make it happen. The tools available...
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Sessions Market cooks up an incentive to beat chef shortage

SESSIONS Market has launched a chef incentive and recruitment scheme to boost an industry hard-hit by the Covid pandemic. Founder Dan Warne, previously MD at...
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Tax reform hits contractors in hip pocket, says survey

THE new IR35 reform coming into force across the UK could cause contractors to miss out on take-home pay, a study claims. Research by SME...
Business taxes

Key announcements from Spring Budget that affect entrepreneurs

By SARAH BALCHIN WITH all the speculation around changes to personal tax in the run up to the Spring Budget, in the end, very little...
Rishi Sunak, UK Chancellor

British business leaders have their say about the Budget

YESTERDAY’S Budget announcement by Chancellor Rishi Sunak has opened the floodgates: comment is flooding in to BV. Here we list some of the most recent...
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Sunak’s Budget brings relief to many – with a few misgivings

By HAL WILLIAMS THE BRITISH chancellor Rishi Sunak has announced the 2021 Budget, with pledges to help recovery from the Covid pandemic. The support package for...
Doing Business 2020

UK’s surprise showing in business start-up costs

By Hal Williams BUSINESS support platform Rovva recently analysed World Bank figures on the cost of starting businesses around the world. When the data were in,...
King's College London

Stereotypes of entrepreneurs ‘preventing problem-solving’

OUTDATED and negative stereotypes could be preventing people from recognising entrepreneurial qualities in themselves at a time when these skills are needed most, a...