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Minister to answer webcast questions on apprenticeships

Backing Young Britain webcastYvette Cooper, Secretary of Sate at the Department of Work & Pensions (DWP) will be joined by Apprentice winner Tim Campbell, Tim Smit of the Eden Project and John Wright of the FSB to answer your questions on apprenticeships and internships.

By News Desk 8th January 2010 at 9:24 | Read more ...

Staff beat £230 million a day cost of big freeze

Small business snow impactKids are off school, people can’t get into work and the big freeze is a source of misery or joy, depending on whether you’re throwing snowballs or stuck on the A3. But employee absenteeism during the bad weather could cost business £230 million a day.

By News Desk 7th January 2010 at 9:10 | Read more ...

Theo Paphitis backs TV series for new retail products

Theo Paphitis backs new BBC TV showIt’s often said the UK is a nation of inventors.  Well, a new TV series from the BBC, backed by Theo Paphitis of Dragon’s Den, is on the hunt for people who’ve designed products they think should be sold on the high street.

By News Desk 6th January 2010 at 9:39 | Read more ...

Jelly business wins Essence of the Entrepreneur

Bompass & Parr by Rankin - Essence of the EntrepreneurA combination of strange and wonderful small businesses have once again been brought to life by superstar photographer, Rankin. This year’s Essence of the Entrepreneur awards will showcase the winners on London’s South Bank in an exhibition at the end of the month.

By News Desk 5th January 2010 at 12:40 | Read more ...

Will 2010 herald the rise of the Mumpreneur?

Mumpreneur - rise of the startups mothersHere come the girls?  Well, many are predicting women will become a greater entrepreneurial force during this decade. Among them will be a growing band of mothers – mumpreneurs as they’ve been dubbed by one new survey.

By News Desk 4th January 2010 at 10:19 | Read more ...

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