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Who won at this year’s British business Awards 2022?

Over 200 people attended this year’s British Business Awards 2022, with supermodel businesswoman Caprice Bourret hosting the glamorous event

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Welcome to your new look Small Business 

Small Business and its sister site Growth Business unveil bright new logos

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Why microbusinesses are crucial to levelling up

The numbers of young, female and diverse entrepreneurs starting their own businesses have all risen sharply since the pandemic. However, the South continues to dominate start-up creation in England. It’s something the government needs to address

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Who was the thriftiest dragon in this series of Dragons’ Den?

As another series of Dragons’ Den comes to an end, who splashed the most cash, and which dragon hoarded the most gold?

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Dragons’ Den: Steven’s ultimatum, S19, Ep 14

Caffeine chews for energy, a moveable webcam and diverse Christmas fairies were the propositions thrown to our snarling dragons this week

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Dragons’ Den – sharing is caring, S19, Ep 13

It was a family-themed show tonight, featuring… references to Las Vegas and an “immature” brand name

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The Apprentice: This final is poppin’ – S16, ep 12

It's The Apprentice final: Harpreet vs Kathryn, desserts vs pyjamas and... Nick and Akskay vs Navid? Get the lowdown here

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Dragons’ Den – sharing is caring, S19, Ep 13

It was a family-themed show tonight, featuring… references to Las Vegas and an “immature” brand name

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The Apprentice: This final is poppin’ – S16, ep 12

It's The Apprentice final: Harpreet vs Kathryn, desserts vs pyjamas and... Nick and Akskay vs Navid? Get the lowdown here

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Dragons’ Den: our dragons lock horns – S19, Ep12

A plant-based cocktail brand, post-surgery luxury lingerie, and a blast from the past returns to the den

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The Apprentice: Interview to a Kill – S16, ep 11

It's interviews week – dreaded by candidates, loved by viewers – and we find out who makes the grand final

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Dragons’ Den: Smell the coffee, S19, Ep 11

Sustainability was the recurring word this week – would the dragons invest in an ethically sourced coffee and rented clothing app?

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Rishi must protect SMEs from soaring energy costs

Unlike the public, there is no cap on what businesses have to pay for energy. And with the war in Ukraine, those energy bills are going to go stratospheric

Financing

Make money move to avoid a cashflow crunch

Strong cashflow is the lifeblood of any business with cashflow issues cited as one of the most common reasons why businesses fail.

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16 ways to improve your business cash flow

Read here for 16 tried and tested tips and tricks to improve potential cash flow problems

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Agility – the new rocket fuel for today’s SMBs

How Microsoft Teams is helping small businesses stay nimble

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Six ways to boost your small company’s culture with technology

Getting the most from Microsoft Teams to help build a common purpose and connection within your business