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What are the main keys to business success?

Starting a business is no mean feat, so it is hardly surprising that around 40% of businesses fail within the first five years.

Key concerns of the UK chemical and pharmaceutical sector

As one of the UK’s top manufacturing exporters, the chemical and pharmaceutical industry adds over £14 billion to the UK economy from sales of £40 billion.

How would a US-China Trade War impact the UK?

Ongoing tensions in the simmering trade war between the USA and China look set to impact both nations’ economies.

How to scale your business and leverage your time

How to scale your business and leverage your time

Growth is a necessary factor for every business; it is something that should be strived for.

Funding your business through EIS and crowdfunding

In this article, crowd investment specialist Current Capital underlines the funding opportunities offered by the Enterprise Investment Scheme (EIS) and crowdfunding.

One in five SMEs miss new business opportunities due to lack of finance

The Aldermore Future Attitudes report today reveals that a fifth (19%) of all small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) – equating to 1.04 million firms in the UK with under 250 employees – have missed out on at least one new business opportunity in the past 12 months due to a lack of available finance.

Entrepreneur Nation - Just over 4 million British workers will become self-employed

Great Britain is a nation of aspiring entrepreneurs, according to a new report from Aldermore, the specialist lender and savings bank.

5 things every small business needs to do to get ahead

5 things every small business needs to do to get ahead

Running a small business can sometimes feel like you’re out on your own at sea, with budgets, business plans, social media notifications and unexpected maintenance fees swirling underneath you.

7 American private companies making billions

7 American private companies making billions

As Americans, we love a rags-to-riches story, and that applies as much to companies as it does to the people who build them.

Should you hire an accountant if you’re self-employed?

According to recent report from the Office of National Statistics, self-employment in the UK is at its highest since records began. While being self-employed can grant you additional freedoms that a regular nine-to-five job may restrict, there are also several additional responsibilities that can cause people problems.

£250 million milestone for Start Up Loans

£250 million of Start Up Loans have been made available to entrepreneurs, Business and Energy Secretary Greg Clark has announced.

1.3 million Brits dream of starting their own business in the next year

Over 1.3 million Brits dream of starting their own business in the next twelve months, according to analysis from Direct Line for Business. Interestingly, the type of businesses we’d like to start shows more people are choosing to follow their hearts and launch bakeries, cafés and craft shops.

Enterprising nation: One in 30 Britons a microbusiness owner?

New analysis from Direct Line for Business reveals there are 2.17 million microbusinesses with fewer than nine employees across the UK.

5 things every entrepreneur should know from the beginning

5 things every entrepreneur should know from the beginning

It's common to think that someone is either born to be an entrepreneur or not, and that any advice that could possibly be given would therefore simply be common sense to any capable businessperson.

How to boost morale and employee efficiency

Starting up a business, making it grow, appointing the right people and keeping them happy… it’s a never ending to do list!