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“Entrepreneurs Are The Wrong People To Grow Their Business” Claims Author of New Business Book…

March 4, 2016 – 6:30 am | Comments Off on “Entrepreneurs Are The Wrong People To Grow Their Business” Claims Author of New Business Book…
I don’t work Fridays. Written by Martin Norbury

“Entrepreneurs are the lifeblood of the UK economy yet many businesses fail to live up to their full potential because the very skills that make entrepreneurs so valuable at the start-up phase often become a …

Birmingham welcomes the greatest increase in start-ups in the UK…

November 27, 2015 – 6:00 am | Comments Off on Birmingham welcomes the greatest increase in start-ups in the UK…
GBSLEP Growth Hub logo

Birmingham has delivered the biggest growth in start-ups of all UK core cities, attracting a 95% increase in new companies during the last financial year.
The city is also still home to more new companies than …

New partnership between Startup Direct and Barclays brings free mentoring to local entrepreneurs…

May 18, 2015 – 7:20 am | Comments Off on New partnership between Startup Direct and Barclays brings free mentoring to local entrepreneurs…
Frinter founders, Shivam (L) and Ali (R).

West Midlands based entrepreneurs have been given a fantastic opportunity to benefit from free advice and mentoring from the very top of the business world through a new partnership between Startup Direct and Barclays.

West Midlands business mentors needed to help nurture local start ups…

April 29, 2015 – 7:30 am | Comments Off on West Midlands business mentors needed to help nurture local start ups…
Banayoida Theodorou from Star51 (R) and her mentor Francis Hazeel (L)

Startup Direct is calling for new business mentors to support entrepreneurs in the West Midlands region following a strong first quarter of the year, which saw the creation of 50 new businesses, receiving around £350,000 …

‘Real’ apprenticeships will guard against further job losses for British young…

January 10, 2014 – 8:31 am | Comments Off on ‘Real’ apprenticeships will guard against further job losses for British young…
‘Real’ apprenticeships will guard against further job losses for British young…

Unemployed young British workers must be provided with high-quality training or apprenticeships opportunities to stop new waves of eastern European migration exacerbating an already dire employment situation in the UK warned a leading entrepreneur today.
“More …

£1.4m package to boost city’s transport links to i54…

January 10, 2014 – 8:30 am | Comments Off on £1.4m package to boost city’s transport links to i54…
£1.4m package to boost city’s transport links to i54…

A £1.4m package of public transport improvements along the main route between Wolverhampton city centre and i54 South Staffordshire has been given the green light.
The joint project by Wolverhampton City Council and transport authority Centro …

Retailers need to get smarter about effects of online shopping…

January 10, 2014 – 8:29 am | Comments Off on Retailers need to get smarter about effects of online shopping…
Prof Phil Blythe from the IET

Online shopping in the UK continued to grow this Christmas with 63 per cent of online shoppers ordering three or more gifts online, but engineers are warning this switch in shopping style needs to be …

Top tips for business start ups…

January 10, 2014 – 8:26 am | Comments Off on Top tips for business start ups…
business start ups

The decade so far has seen start up fever sweep the UK. In 2013, according to Start Up Britain, more than 500,000 new businesses were set up, with the previous year’s figure standing at 484,000. …

sales-i survey reveals traits of successful salesperson…

January 10, 2014 – 8:26 am | Comments Off on sales-i survey reveals traits of successful salesperson…
Paul Black, CEO of sales-i

A survey of 254 sales professionals across the UK and USA has shown that their career paths may have been determined from an early age. Demonstrating the ambition and drive required to succeed in a …

Baker Tilly’s Weekly Tax Brief…

January 10, 2014 – 8:26 am | Comments Off on Baker Tilly’s Weekly Tax Brief…
Baker Tilly’s Weekly Tax Brief…

Baker Tilly’s Weekly Tax Brief
An end to tax tourism by multinational corporations?
News that seven US technology companies, including Google, Amazon and eBay, paid only £54m of UK corporation tax in 2012 has elicited hard-felt but …

New Year’s Honours recognise health and safety champions…

January 10, 2014 – 8:25 am | Comments Off on New Year’s Honours recognise health and safety champions…
New Year’s Honours recognise health and safety champions…

The Chief Executive and Trustees of the British Safety Council congratulate all of the recipients of awards appearing in the New Year Honours list announced last week. In particular the British Safety Council welcomed the …

UK business owner calls for more emphasis on business hubs outside of London…

January 9, 2014 – 8:30 am | Comments Off on UK business owner calls for more emphasis on business hubs outside of London…
UK business owner calls for more emphasis on business hubs  outside of London…

As the economy climbs towards recovery, the driving force behind UK Plc –  Britain’s SMEs – are finally looking at growth plans for the first time in five years. Beatrice Bartlay, Founder and Managing Director …

CBI RESPONDS TO LATEST BoE CREDIT CONDITIONS DATA…

January 9, 2014 – 8:29 am | Comments Off on CBI RESPONDS TO LATEST BoE CREDIT CONDITIONS DATA…
CBI RESPONDS TO LATEST BoE CREDIT CONDITIONS DATA…

The CBI responded to the latest Credit Conditions Survey from the Bank of England for Q4 2013.
Matthew Fell, CBI Director for Competitive Markets, said:
“This data shows that the availability of finance for growing business is improving and …

UK MUSIC ARTISTS COULD DOUBLE US ALBUM SALES BY 2025 – CBI…

January 9, 2014 – 8:28 am | Comments Off on UK MUSIC ARTISTS COULD DOUBLE US ALBUM SALES BY 2025 – CBI…
UK MUSIC ARTISTS COULD DOUBLE US ALBUM SALES BY 2025 – CBI…

New growth strategy outlined for the UK’s world-beating creative industries
As the Brit Award nominations are unveiled today (Thursday), the CBI believes UK music artists could double their share of US album sales by 2025 with …

Growth in permanent staff placements hits joint-record high in December…

January 9, 2014 – 8:27 am | Comments Off on Growth in permanent staff placements hits joint-record high in December…
Growth in permanent staff placements hits joint-record high in December...

Key points:
§  Permanent staff appointments grow at joint-sharpest pace in survey history
§  Midlands staff appointments increase at sharper pace than in other English regions
§  Permanent salaries rise for ninth month running

Summary:
The Report on Jobs: Midlands contains original data …

Funding secured to support local agency for ex-prisoners…

January 9, 2014 – 8:26 am | Comments Off on Funding secured to support local agency for ex-prisoners…
Tony Seaton, Associate Director, Blue Sky Corporate

Birmingham based independent Business Finance & Accountancy Services provider, Blue Sky Corporate Finance, has assisted the management team of Chance (2013) Ltd with sourcing and securing funding to set up an employment agency for ex-prisoners.
Located …

Eric Liedtke to succeed Erich Stamminger as Executive Board Member Global Brands of adidas AG…

January 9, 2014 – 8:25 am | Comments Off on Eric Liedtke to succeed Erich Stamminger as Executive Board Member Global Brands of adidas AG…
Eric Liedtke to succeed Erich Stamminger as Executive Board Member Global Brands of adidas AG

The Supervisory Board of adidas AG appointed Eric Liedtke (47) to the Executive Board of adidas AG effective March 6, 2014. Eric Liedtke, currently Senior Vice President adidas Sport Performance, will assume responsibility for Global Brands …

The growing importance of home based businesses…

January 9, 2014 – 8:24 am | Comments Off on The growing importance of home based businesses…
Samantha Acton - Domestic Angels

The dynamics of home based businesses have drastically altered since the turn of the century. Whilst the definition of a ‘cottage industry’ may remain stable (a small business run from home) the service or product …

Nottingham ping pong Dragon Master challenge…

January 9, 2014 – 8:20 am | Comments Off on Nottingham ping pong Dragon Master challenge…
The Tsingtao Grand Master Ping Pong Table

 Ping pong fans from across Nottingham can test their dexterity and skills during a unique challenge at the city’s leading entertainment venue.
Taking place at Alea on Upper Parliament Street those who take on the challenge …

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