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.
16 February 2015 01:10 AM
It’s clear that there is mass market demand for their products – and the supermarkets, like them or not, offer the easiest way to access that demand
09 February 2015 01:51 AM
The FCA has insisted that these sites are only suitable for the most sophisticated investors
02 February 2015 12:39 AM
Having abolished the RDAs, what ministers are slowly realising now is that locally run initiatives that are properly resourced represent the best chance of economic rebalancing
26 January 2015 12:10 AM
How do the energy companies get away with shutting small businesses out of the benefits that all customers should be feeling?
19 January 2015 01:57 AM
The Alternative Investment Market has just enjoyed its best year since the financial crisis, or one of its most disappointing – which view you take depends on how you judge the performance of London’s junior stock market.
13 January 2015 12:21 PM
Private equity and venture capital firms, in particular, are relaxed about the threat crowdfunding poses
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.
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