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How two young Essex gardeners are showing savvy for business success

29/07/2013 09:29:15 by Dan O'Sullivan | Category: Business inspiration
Brothers Dale and Lee Connelly have a plot of land on TV presenter Jimmy Doherty's farm. We think they're setting a great example for young businesses.

Why we all stand to benefit when consumers #buybritish

25/07/2013 15:03:44 by Dan O'Sullivan | Category: Opinion and comment
With consumers being urged to buy British food to support the UK's farmers, is there an opportunity to boost local economies?

Food prices set to rise - but what next for Britain's farmers?

24/07/2013 14:03:44 by Dan O'Sullivan | Category: Opinion and comment
After Tesco's chief executive Philip Clarke warned that food prices will almost certainly carry on rising, we ask what this means for farmers in Britain.

Life's a beach: heatwave brings seaside business boom

24/07/2013 09:13:58 by Dan O'Sullivan | Category: SME News
With coastal resorts across the country having enjoyed a bustling weekend, how big an impact the heatwave has had on the fortunes of their businesses?

Blue sky thinking: how pubs can boom in the summertime

23/07/2013 09:04:21 by Dan O'Sullivan | Category: Opinion and comment
With the sun shining, new figures reveal a 4.8% annual increase in like-for-like sales for pub groups. Dan O'Sullivan assesses the potential to cash-in.

Government standards provide a great marketing opportunity for food businesses

19/07/2013 16:45:26 by Dan O'Sullivan | Category: SME News
The Food Standards Agency's hygiene rating system shouldn't be seen as a source of hassle. Instead, it provides a chance to boost your business's image.

An open letter to The Apprentice winner Leah Totton

18/07/2013 13:31:54 by Kevin Gill | Category: Small business advice
After winning the Apprentice, Leah Totton has her masterplan worked out. But, we have an important business tip to impress upon the entrepreneur.

Pig wings and chicken trotters? Know your stuff to win customers

17/07/2013 17:18:27 by Dan O'Sullivan | Category: Small business advice
The Freedom Food campaign aims to ensure consumers hold farmers to high standards. There's a valuable lesson for small businesses, writes Dan O'Sullivan.

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