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    Supermarkets see sales take-off, but prices grow even faster


    There was good and bad news from the latest report from Kantar Worldpanel, published yesterday. The good news is that for the 12 weeks to February 26, sales rose 2.3 per cent, their fastest rate of growth since June 2014. The bad news is that like-for-like inflation doubled. It was ...

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    One in five Brits think they will never be financially secure enough to retire…


    Image: Flickr All Work and No Play: survey reveals that over 1 in 5 Brits think they will never be financially secure enough to retire: Peer-to-peer lending platform Lending Works surveyed 1,500 non-retired adults in the UK (YouGov), and made some worrying discoveries. Firstly, over one in ...

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    Meet the Entrepreneur Awards winner who is revolutionising the gambling industry


    The betting industry has become known for its unfair practices. Earlier this year, online gambling companies in the UK faced a regulatory investigation into such issues, including the cancellation of winning bets and the difficult conditions around receiving payouts. However, one individual is beginning to transform the industry through innovation. ...

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    Entrepreneur Awards winner helps mumpreneurs turn their passion into business


    The ‘mum economy’ has been growing at an unprecedented rate over the last year, particularly due to the rise in maternity discrimination within the workplace. Not only do mumpreneurs generate billions of pounds in the UK, they also create hundreds of thousands of jobs. For Paula Wilkinson, winner of Food ...

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    Andy Mack and Ion Smith from Cyberhomes, win IOT Smart Home Entrepreneur award


    Andy Mack and Ion Smith won the IOT/Smart home award as part of the Great British Technology Entrepreneur Awards. So, what’s special about their company, Cyberhomes? Drill down and view Cyberhomes at its core level, and it integrates technology into single, easy-to-use control interfaces. That is to say, it integrates ...

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    Entrepreneurs’ Champion: you don’t need a degree to build a successful start-up


    Left to Right: Oli Barrett, Matt Gubba, Paul Samrah, Hardeep Singh Kohli Matt Gubba won Entrepreneurs’ Champion of the Year at this year’s Great British Entrepreneur Awards, after being recognised for his passion to help entrepreneurs succeed. As CEO and founder of BizBritain, a business support organisation whose specialty ...

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    “Boy genius” wins Eco Entrepreneur of the Year second year running


    Eco Entrepreneur of the Year at the Great British Entrepreneur Awards 2016 Left to right: Oli Barrett, Laurence Kemball-Cook, Hardeep Singh Kohli, Matt Smith It is hard to believe Laurence Kemball-Cook started his clean-tech company, from his bedroom with just £200. After working with some of the biggest brands ...

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    The Kingsley brothers win digital media award at Great British Entrepreneur Awards


    Great British Entrepreneur Awards 2016 From left to right: Oli Barrett, Chris Kingsley,Hermione Way, Hardeep Singh Kohli Chris and Jason Kingsley from Rebellion scooped the award for Digital Media, Entertainment & Gaming at the Great British Technology Entrepreneur Awards. But who are they, and what’s so special about ...

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    Edinburgh clinches prize as Entrepreneurial city of the year


    Winners of Entrepreneurial City of the Year, Edinburgh Edinburgh scooped the Entrepreneurial City of the Year prize, at the Great British Entrepreneur Awards recently, but what makes it such an entrepreneurial centre? Maybe it boils down to there being four universities, and 50,000 students, rather a lot for a ...

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    Invest, train and empower: The business sense in investing in e-learning


    Image: Flickr The use of learning and development technologies by businesses is on the rise and adding value to a number of companies, across a range of industries. In fact, according to eLearning Industry , the global online corporate training market is expected to grow by 13% per year ...

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    Does Lord Sugar need an Apprenticeship in Franchising?


    A controversial last-minute cutting of The Apprentice panel suggests Lord Sugar may need a brush up on his franchise knowledge! Having been invited onto The Apprentice as a panellist in the final episode, Carl Reader, a franchise industry specialist from Dennis & Turnbull Accountants, was excited to see the open ...

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    What is the state of the current UK export market?


    [video mp4="" poster="" autoplay="true"][/video] Exports have become a big talking point in business, economic and political circles over the past five years. Key economists, like the Bank of England governor Mark Carney, have called on the government to boost British exports in order to help rebalance the economy. During the ...

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    Ed Clarke: Why I'm pleased to be a Great British Entrepreneur Awards judge


    We caught up with one of the judges, Ed Clarke, managing director of ground operations in the UK at FedEx Express and FedEx UK, to find out why he's involved with the Great British Entrepreneur Awards.

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    3 Routes to Business Grant Funding that you Need to Know


    There are a myriad sources of grant funding available for small businesses and start ups and as a business owner it can be confusing trying to pick your way through the different options to decide whether your business may qualify for support. Here is my advice on how to go about finding out about funding support and some of the key schemes available.

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    Continuous Learning Means Being Relentlessly Curious


    A commitment to continuous learning is a huge asset to challenge our current thinking and help us become more creative.

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    The Importance of Neuroscience in Business


    Whilst neuroscience may be the new industry buzz word, businesses are still failing to obtain a true insight into what their customers think and feel and what their decision making processes.

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    Meet the Making Business Happen winners: Evan Tamblyn


    After months of planning, preparation, pitching and applauding, the inaugural Making Business Happen awards ended with four winners being given a launchpad to future success.

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    Why should small businesses be using cloud-based apps?


    [video mp4="" poster="" autoplay="true"][/video] In our digitised world, you’d be forgiven for feeling a little light-headed at our ability to do more in less time, whether in the office or on the move. But cloud technology and many cloud-based apps are helping business owners to maximise productivity while retaining complete ...

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    How can the Insurance Industry Retain Existing Customers?


    With the AA predicting car insurance will rise by up to 10 per cent over the next year, it is vital for insurance companies across the board to realise the importance of a strong and relevant customer retention strategy. And with figures suggesting that the cost of acquiring a customer ...

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    Three Ways to Create a Smarter Data Backup Strategy


    Evaluate your options. Most businesses run regularly scheduled backups - often daily - to protect themselves from losing more than a day s worth of data. But which form of data storage should you choose?