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Group mentoring sees female-led businesses thrive

April 27th, 2016

Two years ago, a diverse set of business women were united by Chris Leighton, a Southampton-based Get Mentoring mentor and coach who runs Zeal for Business. Together, they’ve turned enterprise mentoring into a group activity, with exceptionally successful results. One … Continued

The 2016 Budget brings good news and bad news for small businesses

March 17th, 2016

The rise in the National Living Wage has huge implications for small firms who, from April 2016 will see a rise to £9 per hour from the current rate of £7.20. Small firms or businesses employing a significant number of staff on … Continued

Boosting enterprise in deprived communities

March 17th, 2016

Self-made millionaire Baroness Michelle Mone OBE has conducted and delivered an independent review entitled ‘Be the boss’ on how the number of business start-ups within Britain’s most deprived communities can be bolstered. Today, one in ten people of working age is self-employed, … Continued

Building Confidence Through Directory Accreditation

February 29th, 2016

Robert Turnbull works as an adviser for New Anglia Growth Hub, run by the Suffolk Chamber of Commerce, and is one of 39 Growth Hubs situated across England.

Small and Medium Businesses – a statistical snapshot

January 29th, 2016

In October last year the Department for Business and Skills and the Office for National Statistics published two sets of important figures. These provide a handy snapshot of small and medium businesses in the UK right now. The data explores … Continued

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