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North vs. South: Honours even as Newcastle and Brighton lead SME growth

29/08/2013 16:54:07 by Dan O'Sullivan | Category: SME News
Report about the latest figures, which show that Newcastle and Brighton have both seen a 24% rise in microbusinesses over the past year.

5 fantastic independent ice cream brands

29/08/2013 09:15:12 by Dan O'Sullivan | Category: Business inspiration
Independent retailers are challenging bigger brands by focusing on producing quality products - and artisan ice cream is proving to be a massive hit.

Dragons' Den review: Linkee and Gousto’s figures set alarm bells ringing

27/08/2013 09:28:41 by Dan O'Sullivan | Category: Business inspiration
Review of episode 3 of season 11 of Dragons' Den, with focus on organic food delivery company Gousto and family board game Linkee.

Five of the best: Kickstarter projects

23/08/2013 13:44:48 by Dan O'Sullivan | Category: Opinion and comment
With more than 18,000 projects successfully funded on Kickstarter last year, we've decided to pick five of the best ideas the site has produced.

How microbrewing is making a comeback in the UK

22/08/2013 11:59:52 by Dan O'Sullivan | Category: Business inspiration
In the 90s it looked like the UK had turned its back on independent brewing, but the country has been rediscovering its thirst for craft ale in recent years

Texas Joe’s Jerky – the best Dragons' Den pitch since Levi Roots’ Reggae Reggae Sauce?

20/08/2013 15:34:50 by Dan O'Sullivan | Category: Business inspiration
Joe Walters appeared on Dragons' Den with a similar approach to Levi Roots, singing and charming his way to investment as the panel fought over his product.

5 reasons why small businesses should use zero-hours contracts

16/08/2013 13:35:53 by Chris Cole | Categories: Opinion and comment , Small business advice
Zero-hours contracts have been criticised in recent weeks, but there are aspects to such employment arrangements that can benefit SMEs and workers.

Why your business and your football club may have more in common than you think

15/08/2013 15:25:09 by Dan O'Sullivan
There are various parallels between football clubs and small to midsize businesses, with owners largely driven by the same concerns.



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