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British Fashion Council announces KPMG Enterprise as its latest patron

To mark the start of London Fashion Week 2015, KPMG, the professional services firm, has announced that it has become the latest patron of the British Fashion Council (BFC).
As part of the patronage, KPMG’s Enterprise practice, which works with privately-owned businesses from start-up through every stage of their development and growth, will support the [...]

New channel 4 series brings opportunity for people wanting to start in business

Are you fed up with your job and dreaming of being your own boss? Channel 4 wants to hear from you!
A New Channel 4 series ‘Compare Your Life’ has enlisted Carlton Hood - the former CEO of Confused.com - to help families who are desperate to escape the daily grind and become their own boss.
In [...]

Audio Business Podcast - SME tips on how to challenge new business rates

From April 1st business rates are set to rise by an average of 5.77% across England and Wales. Experts warn that the increase, coupled with the painfully slow rates appeals process to challenge business rates, is stifling business growth in the UK. The estimated total amount of savings due back to UK businesses from the [...]

Prince’s Trust calls upon businesses to help grow new Job Ambassador scheme

HRH The Prince of Wales will visit the headquarters of his youth charity The Prince’s Trust today to announce 100 new jobs for unemployed young people - who will then help a further 100,000 young people to find work.
The new scheme will see young people, who have faced long-term unemployment and transformed their lives with [...]

Do you need cash for your business idea? Dragons Den 2012

Last Year’s Dragons’ Den was record breaking, attracting more viewers than ever before. New Dragon Hilary Devey arrived, arched her shoulder pads and firmly established her place amongst the revered business leaders, and some of Britain’s best entrepreneurs gained the cash they desperately needed to turn their business fortunes around. Now it’s 2012 and [...]

Re-launch of Free Software Directory with over 6500 programs listed

BOSTON, Massachusetts, USA — Thursday, September 29, 2011
The Free Software Foundation (FSF) today announced the re-launch of its Free Software Directory at directory.fsf.org. The Directory lists over 6,500 programs that are free for any computer user to download, run, and share. It was first launched nearly a decade ago, but the new version brings a [...]

OSCAR Introduces Marketing Initiative for Franchisees

Running her business for five years Clare Muir, from Hampshire, took up a new OSCAR marketing initiative that has helped her to see the bigger picture on how to promote and refocus the image of her business.
“Even after running a successful OSCAR business for five years I still needed to know more and a new [...]

Graduates Given A Flying Start

Graduates thinking about starting their own business will get a flying start as successful entrepreneurs offer advice to help them make it happen, Minister for Higher Education, David Lammy announced today.
Building on the Success of the Flying Start scheme launched in 2004,  the Government is investing an further  £ 1 million so 5,000 graduates will  [...]

Small businesses eye growth with new free seminars

With around half of small businesses poised to expand over the next 12 months* Barclays is offering an additional 26 free business seminars around the country to support the renewed interest in business growth.  Barclays business seminars, with backing from ACCA and Business Link, are presented by a range of business gurus including Rene Carayol.
The [...]

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