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Dragons’ Den: Let’s get the party started – S19, ep 3

The fiery five party this week with pitches for grown-up summer camps, an upside-down house for taking selfies in, and an erotic handbag business

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The Apprentice: Shaken and stirred with plenty of zingers – S16, ep 3

This week's episode of The Apprentice involves a two-day non-alcoholic bender and a surprise departure. Get the lowdown here

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The Apprentice: Oops, they did it again – S16, ep 2

This week the candidates were asked to create an electric toothbrush and accompanying app for children. Let's find out how they got on

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Dragons’ Den: Everything’s gone green – S19, ep2

This week’s show was all about green products from compostable paint trays and eco body products to real-grass indoor toilet training for puppies

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Dragons’ Den: We meet the baby dragon – S19, ep 1

New dragon Stephen Bartlett unfurled his wings on this season’s opening episode – and immediately singed Peter Jones and Touker Suleyman

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How to win £4,500 to make your small business green

Government teams up with BT, SSE and NatWest to find Britain’s greenest small businesses

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The Start-Up Series competition is back — a chance to secure up to £250,000 in equity funding

The Start-Up Series competition is back after a month's holiday, giving your business a chance to secure up to £250,000 in equity funding

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Apprentice winner Mark Wright is our new columnist

Winner of The Apprentice will pen a monthly column for SmallBusiness.co.uk on the ups and downs, challenges and rewards of running your own business

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7 funding choices when it comes to financing your start-up

You’ve got some inspirational market insight and created the killer idea for a business. You can see where the revenue will come from, and with a healthy margin. But what about the investment you’ll need to get it up and running?

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Coronavirus small business diary – James Cadbury, Love Cocoa

James Cadbury was already waiting for new chocolate moulds shipped from China for his Love Cocoa brand when COVID-19 struck. And then lockdown shut 80% of his retail outlets. Here he talks about scrambling to keep up with online orders and receiving the most bizarre phone call of his life

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Why Britain’s SMEs need a proper small business bank

The British Business Bank does not live up to its name and is not fit for purpose, argues Greg Taylor. What SMEs need is a proper nationwide small business bank

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Small Business named as a top blog in coronavirus journalism awards

Small business website achieves record readership, with 1.3m owner-managers turning to the site for industry news in March

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Companies need to evolve to survive

Companies need to evolve and vendors need to innovate, at this time more than any other, says Adrian Overall of CloudStratex

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What small business needs from new chancellor Rishi Sunak

Caroline Plumb OBE, serial entrepreneur and founder of cash flow management app Fluidly, reacts to the Cabinet reshuffle bombshell and asks, ‘Now what?'

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PayFit raises €254M to continue transforming in-house payroll for SMEs

Now valued at €1.82B, PayFit aims to strengthen its position in its current markets

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Green finance

Simon Cureton, CEO of Funding Options, walks us through the 'green boom' in eco-friendly businesses along the growth of green finance

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The funding landscape

This article from Tracc looks at the changing funding landscape and how business owners can improve their chance to secure funding themselves

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5 tools to help monetise your content in 2022

We explore five online tools that you can use to help you monetise your content in 2022