SMARTA 100 AWARDS UPDATE: The application for this year's awards has been extended for an extra week. New closing date for submissions: August 15.
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Fashion entrepreneur Anjli Shah goes up against the Smarta stopwatch to tell the tale of Anjli London
her multi-channel accessories business.
Here is our pick of the travel gadgets that every entrepreneur should stick in their suitcase sponsored by Viking.
A flyer that you can plant and grow into an apple tree? A drinks coaster that turns into tomatoes? That's right
the Willy Wonka of green marketing
is back with a new business: SeedPaper.
Have you swotted up on employment legislation lately? No? Well
we've got this cheat sheet for conducting fair and non-discriminatory interviews from XpertHR to help you mug up on the essentials.
Smarta 100 Awards 2011: The leaders
the losers and how to boost your place in the ranking fair and square.
DRAGONS' DEN: We review episode two of the new series.
The fund will back businesses with interest- and fee-free loans of up to £25,000 for six months to its customers directly hit by the riots.
At the end of the six month p
co-founder of Moonfruit
outlines the three main legal headaches facing small businesses today. And proposes some pain-killing tips.
Meet Omari Bowers and Andrew Skeene
co-founders of ethical investment firm Global Forestry Investments. Here's what happened when these young entrepreneurs went up against the Smarta stopwatch.
Bulldog co-founder Simon Duffy presents... DUFFY'S DYNAMOS
his pick of the new and established firms in the UK making waves and disrupting the status quo. This month's choice: Quash.
He's only 23 and he's already launched an international tea brand! Meet Adam Soliman
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Meet young creative entrepreneur Dickie Wilkinson as he embarks on his School for Creative Startups course and learns the skills to start and run his own business.
Worrying new ONS data shows that export levels are falling. Phil Couchman
CEO at DHL
explains why small business need to up their international trade.
Shaa Wasmund takes the bull by the horns in this blog about the gender pay divide. How do we bridge the gap? Only Smarta's founder has the answer.
London's businesses have spoken. They want a new Mayor who plugs the skills gap
pulls transport unions into line
fixes the roads
and spends their taxes on London
not elsewhere. Here is the full story from new business site LondonLovesBusiness.com
Dragons' Den investor and serial entrepreneur
takes a look at why so many start-ups struggle in their first year - and offers his survival tips.
Randi Zuckerberg resigns from Facebook to launch social start-up RtoZ Media.
Peter Jones Enterprise Academy graduate and founder of GR Marketing
goes up against the Smarta stopwatch.
The StartUp Britain team are hitting the road in a special StartUp Bus filled with experts
and entrepreneurs. And they're heading to a city near you!
Five Scottish entrepreneurs will compete for the chance to win business support worth £50,000 at the Scotland heat of The Pitch 2011.
Taking place at the Signet Library
Ah, August. The holiday season. If you haven't booked your break in the sun, this could be just the impetus you need! A hard-cover cabin trolley for just £29.99, down fro
Young designer Dickie Wilkinson is preparing himself for the first term at the School for Creative Startups. Will he flourish in entrepreneur class? Or will ex-Dragon Doug Riuchard give him the cane?
All-natural sweetener Sweet Freedom is making waves in the staid sugar industry. Here's what happened when founder Deborah Pyner took a minute out of her busy schedule to tell us why she's in the sweet spot.
Don't alienate your customer base by hiding behind a generic feedback form. Provide a telephone number so that visitors to your online shop can speak to a human being - or risk losing their business.
Officebroker has released its top ten list of the most unusual office space requests. Working with small businesses is never dull...
If you've got a milestone to celebrate
don't do a thing until you've read our five top ideas on how to celebrate in style - on a budget.
Maya Asset Management founder Victoria Brannen picks out the safe ports in the Eurozone storm for your investment.
Smarta 100 Awards 2011: The WINNERS are revealed!
Here's what happened when Danz founder Daniel Thomas took his thriving hot tub business across the Channel into France.
founder of Kibosh
wins the Scottish heat of The Pitch 2011 with his smart plumbing invention
Wendy Tan White
dissects the current trend of large valuations of virtual companies
and answers the burning question of the moment: are we in a tech bubble?
When 10 Yetis decided to take a stake in a video production firm
we decided to stick our beaks in. Why
and how much did it cost
we asked. Co-founder Andy Barr gave us the skinny.
Learn from the current public sector pensions debate and become an ace negotiator. Huthwaite International's Ian Newall explains.
Beware the domain trolls: Here's how the introduction of .XXX domain extensions could affect your business.
5-10 seconds: What's the business model?
Jealous is a premium brand which focuses on selling sweet-gifts to upmarket retailers such as Selfridges.
10-15 seconds: Who ar
So let's get started. First thing's first:
Looking around at the wreckage that still remains, not to mention the hard-hit communities you serve, it would b
Twitter's growth continues unabated as latest user figures reveal 100 million active users.
We'll leave the socio-economic analysis of the causes and solutions for others to dissect, but we would like to do whatever we can to help the hundreds of innocent small
The issue had become sufficiently serious to become visible to the chief executive. His take on the matter was very simple; the credit controllers and accountants needed
Ever heard the phrase 'Fake it before you make it'? Here are five ways to make your small business look like a mighty firm.
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