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.
Small Talk: Memo to satirists of sexism - that joke isn’t funny. Consciously or unconsciously, female entrepreneurs are still being held back
17 February 2014 01:43 AM
Terry Simmonds of the UK Small Business Directory says he was misunderstood. He insists a recent online post was a spoof inspired by a conversation he’d had with another male website entrepreneur rather prone to sexism – and not the insult to female businesswomen it was widely interpreted as being.
Small Talk: The Prompt Payment Code is proving a case of too little, too late as large companies continue to play for time in settling invoices
10 February 2014 01:32 AM
New year, same old story. Despite endless government promises to crack down on late payments, it looks as if many small businesses will spend a good part of 2014 chasing larger businesses for money they are owed.
David Prosser: If crowd-funding platforms get ISA status the banks may finally have to take notice on lending
31 January 2014 12:00 AM
24 January 2014 02:53 AM
The wheels of the European Commission sometimes grind slowly, but the Horizon 2020 project seems set to deliver valuable benefits to innovative small businesses in the technology and manufacturing sectors.
24 January 2014 02:52 AM
Britain’s failure to build sufficient numbers of mid-sized businesses capable of matching Germany’s famous Mittelstand companies has been a long-held frustration for policymakers of all persuasions – it’s encouraging, therefore, to see them doing something about it.
David Prosser: The booming FinTech 50 businesses are exploring the use of new technologies – and many are British
24 January 2014 02:51 AM
Has Britain found its niche in the dotcom 2.0 boom? The growing number of financial technology businesses that are based in the UK but successful in the global marketplace suggests it just might have done – and rightly so, given its importance as a financial services hub.
David Prosser: Better belatedly than never, Brussels is standing back to let us support the engine rooms of recovery
17 January 2014 12:00 AM
David Prosser: Britain's SMEs should weigh up the pros and cons of Bitcoins before trading in the virtual currency
10 January 2014 12:00 AM
David Prosser: Companies on the under-the-radar Aim provide lesser-spotted value as the whole index performs
20 December 2013 12:00 AM
David Prosser: If you can't beat 'em, join 'em: high street retailers must embrace the internet to secure their future
13 December 2013 12:00 AM
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Mark Reckless becomes second Tory MP to defect to Ukip in a month
Benefits 'smart cards' plan revealed by Iain Duncan Smith to stop claimants spending welfare money on alcohol
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