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Lending to businesses has grown – but put the champagne on hold for now

31/07/2013 10:17:22 by Dan O'Sullivan | Category: Opinion and comment
Lending to SMEs increased by £238m between May and June, but does this tell the whole story about growth finance? We look at the bigger picture.

Older and bolder: increasing number of over-65s are self-employed

30/07/2013 09:51:40 by Dan O'Sullivan | Category: SME News
There's been a rise in the number of over-65s who run their own business. Is the older generation outshining its younger counterparts?

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.



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