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Bargain Booze to go into administration

After announcing in March that it was going into administration, Bargain Booze may have hope for its 2,600 staff after moving closer towards...

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Steps to building a high-performing team

A highly-performing team is the holy grail of any business; however, it is also hard to achieve and relies on the skills and strategies of e...

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Top ways for SMEs to build superb customer experience

SMEs may not have the huge marketing budgets of large corporations; however, they do have plenty of valuable opportunities to build superb c...

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Small businesses are feeling positive, research shows

Positive new research reveals that businesses are feeling optimistic about their prospects once again. The Telegraph used its Business Track...

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Low-cost marketing ideas for businesses on a budget

Many SMEs simply do not have big marketing budgets with which to promote their business; however, smart strategies and clever tactics can he...

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How Amazon is using its lockers to bring customers into Wholefoods

Amazon, which is always one step ahead of the game when it comes to innovative retail practices, has recently confirmed that it intends to u...

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Productivity hacks from the biggest entrepreneurs in business

Every entrepreneur looks for ways to become more productive at work, so here are some of the best hacks from the pros. Pick the most importa...

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These lifestyle changes can make you a more successful entrepreneur

We all want to become more successful entrepreneurs, but how can our lifestyles help or hinder our goals? Here are some practical steps to g...

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How businesses can prepare for 5G

5G may seem like a way off, but it is amazing to think how far digital infrastructure has come in just a few years. Whereas 3G brought us th...

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Renewable energy hits a new record in the UK

The latest figures reveal positive news for Britain's drive towards a more sustainable economy. For the first time on record, solar and wind...

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How to dress for a job interview

To perform to your best during an interview, it definitely helps to be dressed in a way that is both appropriate and comfortable. Although e...

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Could the ‘two pizza’ rule make your business as big as Amazon?

Have you heard of the ‘two pizza’ rule that Amazon's Jeff Bezos pioneered? The second-richest man in the world attributes a substantial ...

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How to protect your business from ransomware

Companies of all sizes are having to wise up to the challenge of cyberattacks, which have become particularly prominent in the last few year...

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GKN, the British engineering giant, sold to Melrose in controversy

GKN, the British engineering firm, has been sold under a wave of controversy to investment firm Melrose Industries. GKN is one of the oldest...

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Business investment returns as Brexit makes good progress

Are the brakes finally coming off business investment in the wake of the Brexit result? New research from the Bank of England (BoE) suggests...

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IKEA admits a 6.1pc gender pay gap across it’s business

Gender pay gap reporting has led to a few embarrassments in industry since it became mandatory, with IKEA the latest global brand forced to ...

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Do these things if you want to sell your company for a profit

Every entrepreneur wants to be able to sell his or her company one day for a profit - if they ever plan to sell at all. What are the ingredi...

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How technology is helping businesses with their ecommerce

There is no doubt that we are now in a digital age. The opportunities are exciting indeed for businesses willing to invest and grow with cha...

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How to pack for a business trip

When you are going away on a business trip, it makes sense to be smart with your packing. Here are some tips to help you get it right. Forge...

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Household spending growth drops – but is it all bad news for businesses?

The latest figures from the ONS reveal that household spending has grown by just 1.7 per cent in the past year, which is the weakest rate re...

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One year to Brexit – but will British businesses be ready?

Britain is on the countdown to Brexit, but will its businesses be ready to adjust to the changes? Surveys have suggested that many would wel...

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GoCompare is launching its own degree course to tackle STEM skills gap

GoCompare, the price comparison website, has announced that it will be launching its own degree level programme, after it struggled to recru...

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Does your business website need a chatbot?

Visit an e-commerce website today and the chances are that you will be greeted by a small window popping up on your screen and a customer se...

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Business finance and work-life balance for parentpreneurs

Business ownership is often a dream goal for parents, with the benefits of being a parentpreneur potentially excellent in terms of work and ...

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KFC’s distribution problems continue -first chicken, now gravy

KFC has had a bad run of it recently. Its much-publicised shortage of chicken meant that hundreds of its outlets were forced to close last m...

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How to make your hobby into a career

We all dream about having that perfect job - one that we actually want to go to in the morning! If your current role is not ticking all the ...

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Finance for legal practices

If you own a growing legal practice, you will already know that there is immense potential to build a successful business. Not only is the l...

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Business finance for florists

Floristry has been a challenging industry to work in for many business owners in recent years. Once dominated by high street florists, the i...

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Why might you buy a business franchise?

The prospect of business ownership can be enticing, but many independent small businesses fail in their first five years of operation. Buyin...

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‘Beast from the East’ causes gas prices to soar

The recent swathe of storms from the east has caused the price of gas to rocket. A prolonged and particularly cold winter has seen the deman...

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Business finance for nail salons

Beautiful nails are the accessory du jour, with new innovations in gel and acrylic technology making the prospect of perfect talons even mor...

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How can small businesses deal with the impact of the bad weather?

With the UK having experienced several rounds of extreme weather, business people are thinking more seriously about how they can safeguard t...

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Finance for subscription box companies

Research from McKinsey & Company reveals that subscription boxes are big news; in fact, 15 per cent of online buyers have bought one or ...

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Unilever CEO enjoys a 51pc pay rise – to over £10m a year

The annual salary of Unilever's CEO has been revealed and you might want to look away now if you are feeling a little undervalued in your wo...

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Toyota will build its new generation Auris in the UK

There is good news for the post-Brexit British economy with Toyota confirming that it will build its new-generation Auris model in the UK. ...

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Big banks don’t know how to meet Gen Z’s needs

New research reveals that big banks are struggling to be relevant to the new generation - Generation Z or Gen Z - which is now coming of age...

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5 ways that Blockchain could benefit your business

You may have already heard about blockchain in the context of cybercurrency, but did you know that it could benefit your business? The techn...

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5 more reasons to start your own business – even if you love your job

Do you love your job but still think about the possibility of starting your own business? There are so many reasons to look into this and mo...

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Finance for childcare providers

Demand for childcare is rising as parents seek high-quality, flexible solutions that allow them to balance their work and family life. Chang...

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What essential skills do small business owners need to possess?

When you are a business owner, you need to suddenly develop a wide array of skills. This can be a challenge for entrepreneurs who are natura...

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5 reasons to start your own business – even if you love your job

Enjoying your job is a wonderful feeling, but even the best roles have their downsides and can change very quickly. For this reason, it is a...

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5,000 jobs at risk as Maplin and Toys R Us go into administration

The high street received its latest shock last week when Toys R Us and Maplin both announced that they were going into administration, putti...

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5 more resolutions for business managers in 2018

Business entrepreneurs all want to find ways to build productive, high-performing and motivated teams that are prepared to go the extra mile...

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5 resolutions for business managers in 2018

Are you looking to become a better manager in 2018? Happily, there are plenty of easy and immediate ways in which you can implement improvem...

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Business loans for courier services

Courier businesses are feeling the boom of the digital economy. Customers are now looking to buy their goods online, from weekly grocery sho...

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Business loans for renewable energy businesses

Renewable energy is big news in the UK, with the country working hard as part of EU targets and more globalised measures to reduce damaging ...

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7 more digital priorities for SMEs

If you are an SME looking to get ahead in your market, have you invested in your digital presence? Most customers today are used to simply g...

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7 digital priorities for SMEs

All small businesses need a strong online presence, especially with customers increasingly turning to websites, apps and social media for th...

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Business loans for food delivery companies

The food delivery industry is now big news in the UK. With more consumers working long hours and desiring greater convenience, shopping patt...

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The advantages of business finance

All businesses need finance to put their plans in place for growth and profit-building, but what are the most common ways to invest for grow...

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Lloyds wants Britain’s businesses to pay ‘fair’ taxes

Lloyds Banking Group paid the most corporate tax in Britain for the second year in a row last year, stumping up £2.3bn in taxes to HMRC for...

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Fall in immigration figures already affecting British businesses

New figures show that the fall in EU immigration is already beginning to have a negative impact on Britain's businesses. In the wake of the...

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Business loans for fintech businesses

The government has high hopes for the UK's emerging fintech industry, hoping that - with the right investment and incubator support - it can...

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Bitcoin price plummets as governments begin to crack down

Bitcoin continues to hold the headlines, as its price has fluctuated in recent weeks. The popularity of the digital currency has not waned, ...

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5 more of the biggest business events that shaped 2017

There is no doubt that some big business and economic events shaped last year and focused the minds of Britain's business leaders. In our la...

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Who are the world’s richest people at the end of 2017?

Whatever you may think about the increasing polarisation between rich and poor, there is no doubt that last year was a good one for the worl...

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Average salaries are rising for advertised jobs

New research reveals some positive news for workers, with average salaries finally beginning to rise for new jobs. A survey by Adzuna, the ...

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5 of the biggest business events that shaped 2017

What were the biggest events occupying the minds of business leaders last year? Let’s look at five of the biggest topics around the waterc...

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Business finance for agricultural businesses

Modern farms are having to work harder than ever to be productive, efficient, safe and cost-effective. Increasing regulatory burdens mean th...

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How to successfully manage your small business finances

Many entrepreneurs and small business owners find they are full of vision, drive and the energy needed to get their business off the ground ...

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Resolutions to transform your small business in 2018

Are you ready to take your small business to the next level in 2018? Here are some top resolutions that will help you to focus your efforts,...

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Could automation increase inequality at work?

A leading thinktank has warned the government that it must act to prevent automation furthering inequality of wages. The Institute of Public...

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Apple admits that its older phones are designed to slow down

Apple courted huge and sudden controversy when it admitted that many of its iPhones were deliberately designed to slow down as they got olde...

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Top 5 Reasons Business Finance Doesn’t Work

The team behind Century Business Finance pack a lot of experience into one office. We’ve been working in the world of business finance for...

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Loans for Digital Agencies

Loans for digital agencies  - The digital world continues to take over our business, social and personal lives, allowing us to bank via our...

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The Confidence to Seize Opportunities

No business ever grew to any size without taking advantage of opportunities – but they have to be the right one. Many entrepreneurs will ...

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The rise of Conor McGregor

Conor McGregor is a charismatic MMA fighter and professional boxer who is signed with Ultimate Fighting Championship. As the reigning lightw...

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Garden Centre Finance

Garden Centre Finance, Finance for Garden Centres Everyone loves a trip to the garden centre at the weekend, with the British obsession wit...

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Loans for Convenience Stores

Loans for Convenience Stores Loans for Convenience Stores - Convenience stores are big business in the UK, with big supermarkets taking on t...

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iPhone X

The new Apple iPhone X has caused a real stir amongst smartphone fans, not least for its whopping £1,000 price tag. Released in November, i...

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Loans for Film & Media Companies

Loans for Film and Media Companies - Britain's film and media industry is thriving, with nearly £11bn GVA generated for Britain's economy i...

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Loans for Renewable Energy

The renewable energy industry is growing fast, with the UK amongst the world's nations that have signed up to the original Paris Climate Cha...

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Cash for Plastic Bottles

The government is being lobbied to bring in a new national plastic bottle recycling scheme for cash in a bid to stem the tide of plastic was...

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UK Manufacturers report strong growth

Business Loans for Manufacturers. Britain's manufacturers are feeling positive about growth in the industry, according to a survey report p...

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Launch of New Century Business Finance website

Century Business Finance is delighted to announce the launch of its new and revamped website, which gives business customers an instant way ...

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Loans for Dentists

If you are a private dentist, you will already know that demand for private dental services is always growing. From invisible veneers throug...

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Loans for online retail businesses

As the world becomes increasingly digital, businesses are migrating their offers online. The internet is now responsible for over $2.2bn (£...

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Why the banks are still not lending as they should

Businesses of all sizes - but particularly SMEs - are still struggling to access the finance they need to invest in their operation and put ...

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The Benefits of Short Term Business Finance

Every business will experience times when it has short-term finance needs. Whether this is in response to a fresh supply opportunity, the ch...

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Brexit: opportunity or threat for small businesses

With Article 51 now trigged, Brexit is officially underway. What does this mean for Britain's army of small businesses and startups? The pic...

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Professions Loans

Britain's professional services are a growing sector for the UK and exist across a range of industries. Their defining feature is their know...

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Why a business finance broker is a better option than a direct lender.

If you are considering access to finance, you may be preparing to go direct to a lender to apply for a loan; however, there are significant ...

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More people applying or renewing finance online

The news that Swinton Insurance is to cut 900 jobs in response to the increased use of online finance applications demonstrates just how rap...

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Asset Finance

If you are looking at asset finance, you may already have tried the big banks. Many of the main high street banking and building society bra...

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The rise in Fin-Tech

Technology has transformed the world around us, with fintech (financial technology) revolutionising the banking, insurance and finance indus...

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Tax Bill Loans

Have you received a business tax bill that is larger than expected? Is your cash flow position such that you cannot immediately pay it and a...

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Upcoming General Election – how this is good for UK businesses and economy as a whole

The upcoming general election was something of a surprise to political pundits, who had only recently predicted that Theresa May would delay...

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Recent Cyber Attack on NHS

The NHS was hacked this week by vicious ransomware, which saw systems compromised, patient data accessible and trusts across the UK thrown i...

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The British and Irish Lions NZ Tour

If you are a rugby union fan, you are likely to be gearing up for the British and Irish Lions tour this year. The tour will cover 10 matches...

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Loans for Bakeries

If there was ever a recession-proof business, it must be the bakery! These bastions of the high street are as relevant today as they were 50...

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Loans for Pharmacies

The pharmacy industry is booming, with patients being encouraged to seek out the wide range of services offered by their local pharmacy rath...

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The success of Aldi and Lidl

In the battle of the supermarkets, Aldi and Lidl have gone from being slightly obscure and marginal players to the most popular supermarkets...

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Major firms looking to recruit more older staff

The latest employment figures show that major firms are increasingly looking to older staff as part of their recruitment initiatives. Big hi...

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Loans for Farmers

Britain's farming industry has always been a strategic driver of the economy; today, farmers are revolutionising the way in which they run a...

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Loans for Hotels

The hotel industry is booming as Brits enjoy staycations in the UK and overseas tourists seek to benefit from the favourable exchange rates ...

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Shopfitting Finance

The British high street is starting to experience a revival of fortunes after the initial impact of e-commerce and a shift in shopping patte...

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Tax Bill Loan

Is there anything more stressful than receiving a business tax bill that you can't pay? The situation occurs for so many businesses, whether...

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Wine Prices at a record high

It will cost more to get your taste of fine merlot or a crisp sauvignon blanc, as the price of wine has soared to an all-time high after the...

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The Healthiest Breakfasts you can order at . . .

It is fair to say that the Century Business Finance team loves a good breakfast. Whether you are on the road for business or simply settin...

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TFL Preparing for 4G on The Tube

Transport for London (TfL) will shortly be receiving bids from telecommunications companies (telcos) keen to win the contract to provide mob...

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Nisa Retail to refinance £120m

Nisa Retail, the supplier of the UK's local convenience store network, is investigating a refinancing deal worth £120m. The news comes amid...

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Google’s new £600m offices in Kings Cross

Tech giant Google has submitted plans for a new 'landscraper' in London's King's Cross. The new 92,000-square-metre development will be the ...

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Loans for Packaging Businesses

Are you looking to grow and develop your packaging business? The industry is growing as global logistics become increasingly in demand. With...

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Loans for Convenience Stores

A convenience store can be a great business investment for a budding entrepreneur. Not only does it give you the chance to enjoy the self-em...

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Spotify surpasses 140 million active users

Spotify, the digital music streaming service, has announced that it now has more than 140 million active users. This puts it way ahead of Ap...

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Elon Musk Publishes Outline of Plan to Colonize Mars!

Elon Musk, the billionaire US tech mogul, has just shared his vision to make his company, SpaceX, the first to colonise Mars. Speaking at a ...

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The most glamorous summer holiday destinations in Europe

Are you looking for summer holiday glamour this year? Conde Nast publishes an annual hot list of top destinations annually, and its favourit...

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Facebook will produce own TV shows, executives reveal

A senior executive has revealed that Facebook is planning to produce its own TV content, both shows and series. It is set to compete with Am...

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Apple is crushing the Swiss watch industry — and one brand is particularly vulnerable

The Swiss watch brands are being overtaken for the first time in history by the growth of the smartwatch. All the Swiss watch brands, with t...

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Loans for Farmers

The farming industry faces a range of challenges, from the concern around labour supply post Brexit through to crop disease and climate chan...

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Astronomers think there’s another planet in our solar system — here’s everything we know about ‘Planet 10’

After hackers claimed that NASA was on the verge of announcing the discovery of extra-terrestrial life in space, interest in the space agenc...

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Loans for bus and coach businesses

If your business is in the transportation industry, you will be looking at ways to grow your margins by responding to changing customer need...

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Subway to open 500 new stores in UK and Ireland

Subway, the world's biggest food brand, has confirmed that it is looking to bring 500 new franchisees on board in the UK and Ireland as part...

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SoftBank to buy stake in Deliveroo

Talks are in place to buy the UK food delivery service Deliveroo, with SoftBank Vision Fund lining up a $93bn (£72bn) bid. The fund, which ...

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Loans for Hospitality Businesses

The hospitality industry may have been dealt some blows with the announcement of Brexit and concerns about the impact of staffing, but its b...

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iPhone 10th Anniversary

The iPhone is now 10 years old and Apple is busy ramping up to celebrate the occasion with its latest phone release. The internet has gone w...

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EasyJet Chief Exec to be new ITV boss

ITV has confirmed that its new CEO will be Carolyn McCall, who has been the chief executive of easyJet for the past seven years. McCall will...

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Carillion wins HS2 contract

Troubled construction giant Carillion has been chosen as one of the firms that will deliver the initial build phase of the new HS2 railway. ...

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The Difficulty Small Businesses Have in Accessing Necessary Finance

All businesses are struggling to access the necessary finance after the credit crunch of 2008. Despite schemes such as the publicly-backed F...

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Business Finance for SMEs

Access to finance is a priority for SMEs. Most SMEs are lean and nimble in operation and those that are newer are unlikely to have large cas...

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We will be posting relvant info on here for you to read and browse at your leisure. Look out for daily updates and news. We hope you enjoy...

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