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.
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
Small Talk: Why Aim should aim to raise its standards and lose that Wild West image with wary investors
21 November 2013 11:30 PM
Critics of the Alternative Investment Market like to portray London's junior stock exchange as the Wild West of capital markets, warning that its light touch regulation is far too open to abuse. These accusations are often overblown, but with Aim now finally turning a corner after years of difficult trading, it can't afford any suggestion it is an easy place to hide bad apples.
Small Talk: We need venture capitalists or a brave Business Bank to put up the money if Britain wants to have a Twitter of its very own
11 November 2013 12:52 AM
Last week’s Twitter IPO is yet another reminder that Britain isn’t producing technology businesses that are capable of reaching the same dizzying heights as the social media giants of California.
As a white man, I'm surprised more women aren't tweeting the hashtag #KillAllWhiteMen
Scotland may have to leave the EU even if it votes to stay in, David Cameron confirms
Report finds that Britain's wages are the most unequal in Europe
The day that Britain resigned as a global power
Almost a third of school pupils believe 'Muslims are taking over our country', study claims
Gay marriage 'Bert and Ernie' cake bakery found guilty of discrimination in Northern Ireland
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