Business start-ups

Mentor network to help fledgling firms

A network of business mentors is to be established to provide new firms with valuable support and advice.

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New forum set up to encourage entrepreneurs

The government has unveiled plans for a new forum which will offer start-up and developing firms advice on how best to manage their enterprises.

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Recession drives growth in start-up firms

Huge numbers of businesses have sprung in the aftermath of the recession, a new study has revealed.

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Banking sector needs more competition

The Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) has urged the government to take action to introduce more competition into the banking system.

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Government confirms launch of NIC holiday scheme

The government has announced the introduction of its national insurance contribution holiday for start-up firms in certain areas of the UK.

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NIC tax holiday set to launch

The government is preparing to launch its promised national insurance contribution holiday for start-up firms in certain areas of the UK.

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Business angels face greater demands

New research has suggested that business angels are being asked to invest their money for longer and in larger projects.

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