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Faster connections, stronger growth

There won't be many businesses that couldn't benefit from faster broadband connections. In a constantly-on, ever-connected environment, high speed really does lead to stronger growth. So it's not surprising that the recent launch of the Connection Vouchers scheme, which provides assistance to small and medium-sized… Read more »

Growing a business, come rain or shine

It's a far cry from her former career as a gilts trader in the City, but Julia Hunter is making a splash with her innovative waterproof outdoor furnishings. Now her business Oily Rag is set to make huge strides in 2014 as a result of a… Read more »

Toddlebike’s big break

When Jo Hockley’s son saw Belgian toddlers happily cycling on brightly coloured plastic bikes, he wanted one. But when Jo went online to order it, she found that the bike couldn’t be sourced in the UK. She contacted the Czech manufacturer, negotiated exclusive distribution rights… Read more »

Earning a return from digital entrepreneurs

Digital entrepreneurs need customers and capital. Global corporations need to tap into digital innovation and creativity. When they engage properly, it makes a massive difference to all the parties. Initially launched by Telefonica in Spain and Latin America in 2011, there are now 14 Wayra… Read more »

“We wouldn’t have had a business without them”

The pub has always been the place for talking about great business ideas with your mates. Few of those conversations ever actually lead to the start of a real venture. Here’s how one manufacturing company is committed to helping entrepreneurs turn their ideas into reality.… Read more »