David Prosser is a former business editor of The Independent who now writes for a variety of publications, often focusing on small and medium-sized enterprises and entrepreneurship.
28 December 2014 11:00 PM
15 December 2014 12:43 AM
Data from Companies House suggests 2014 will prove to have been a record year for start-ups: by the end of October, just short of 500,000 new businesses had been incorporated since the beginning of the year, 63,000 more than at the same time last year, itself a record year for launches.
08 December 2014 12:32 AM
UHY Hacker Young has been compiling figures on the outcome of compliance investigations into small businesses’ VAT accounts
30 November 2014 11:53 PM
It doesn’t seem unreasonable to think that young, fast-growing and innovative small businesses are likely by their very nature to be less conservative than their larger and more staid counterparts. But it’s always a mistake to jump to conclusions, as a study of some of Britain’s best private companies reveals: it turns out these businesses are way behind when it comes to the number of women they employ at board level.
24 November 2014 12:47 AM
Interest rate swap contracts proved disastrous for the finances of many small businesses
17 November 2014 12:22 AM
The smallest and newest companies by and large make a relatively small contribution to the economy
10 November 2014 12:57 AM
The Small Talk column
Small Talk: Other sources of money for young businesses don’t mean banks can’t – or shouldn’t – help
02 November 2014 11:40 PM
The retailers Sir Philip Green and Mike Ashley top an intriguing ranking just published by Start-Up Loans, the government scheme set up to offer new businesses finance, advice and mentoring. The “Rags to Rich” list features entrepreneurs who started with a relatively small cash sum and turned the companies into large and successful enterprises.
27 October 2014 02:56 AM
Hobbyist traders contribute £8bn to the economy mint images
20 October 2014 02:26 AM
Complaints by small businesses about their banks have tended to focused on credit – or the lack of it – in recent times, but what do these customers think about the rest of the service they receive? Are they happy with the way their business current account is run, and are they getting a fair rate of interest on the often sizeable amounts of cash they hold?
Millions of Britons struggling to feed themselves and facing malnourishment
British actor Idris Elba cannot star as James Bond because he is black, says shock jock Rush Limbaugh
Ukip member gets into Christmas spirit with Union Flag plea to Santa 'for our country back'
Germany anti-Islam protests: 17,000 march on Dresden against 'Islamification of the West'
Nigel Farage: Ukip leader named 'Briton of the year' by The Times
Immigrants make UK racist, says Ukip councillor Trevor Shonk
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