Business development

Modern customers 'expect' digital interaction with companies, says research

The modern social customer now 'expects' to digitally engage with companies, according to new research published today by First Direct and social media consultancy ItsOpen.

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Every business 'needs to go digital' as internet economy will double by 2016

Every business needs to 'go digital' to capitalise on the dramatic growth predicted in the internet economy, according to a report from The Boston Consulting Group (BCG).

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Small businesses raise Olympic concerns

The Olympics may not have the positive effect that was promised according to a number of small businesses.

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2012 to offer golden opportunities to businesses

The year ahead will offer golden opportunities for some businesses, the Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) has said.

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Business confidence rises despite economic fears

Businesses remain confident of their prospects for the next six months, despite losing confidence in the global economy.

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Creative industries key to economic growth

Creative industries such as music, publishing, video games, and film, are expected to be a key driver of economic recovery, the CBI has claimed.

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Poor online services could cost businesses millions

The importance of an innovative and integrated website and other online services has been highlighted today by a report that shows retailers could be losing out on millions.

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Fund boss urges new ways to finance firms

The chief executive of the Business Growth Fund has lent his support to encouraging alternatives to bank funding for businesses.

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Business Growth Fund may help more firms

There is the possibility that the Government’s Business Growth Fund, aimed at supporting fast-growing companies that would otherwise struggle to find funding, may be extended to more firms than were included in the original remit.

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Optimism slips among manufacturers

Smaller manufacturers are feeling less confident about the future, a new survey has indicated.

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