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: 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
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.
Britain to take more refugees as Cameron bows to pressure after more than 250,000 back our campaign
Senior British politicians tell David Cameron: When dead children are being washed up on beaches – it's time to act
Jeremy Corbyn calls Osama bin Laden's killing a 'tragedy' - but was it taken out of context?
If these extraordinarily powerful images of a dead Syrian child washed up on a beach don't change Europe's attitude to refugees, what will?
If you're not already angry about the refugee crisis, here's a history lesson to remind you why you really should be
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- 1 What marriage would look like if we actually followed the Bible
- 2 If these extraordinarily powerful images of a dead Syrian child washed up on a beach don't change Europe's attitude to refugees, what will?
- 3 The Chinese city where men have 'three girlfriends because there are so many women'
- 4 'Heartbreaking' Syria orphan photo wasn't taken in Syria and not of orphan
- 5 Orthorexia nervosa: How becoming obsessed with healthy eating can lead to malnutrition