Business start-ups

Remove age cap on start-up loans, says adviser

A report by the Prime Minister's adviser on enterprise, Lord Young, has recommended removing the age cap on the Government's loan scheme for start-ups.

Funding for Lending Scheme extended for SMEs

The Funding for Lending Scheme (FLS), designed to boost lending to businesses and households, is to be extended until January 2015, the Bank of England has announced.

Start-up loans scheme eligibility and investment expanded

The Government will invest an extra £30 million over the next three years in its start-up loans scheme, Prime Minister David Cameron has announced. The scheme has also been extended to those aged 25 to 30.

Government launches pop-up shop space for retail entrepreneurs

The Department for Communities and Local Government this week launched a pop-up shop in its own London headquarters, as part of a government drive to rejuvenate Britain's high streets and support entrepreneurs.

£1.1 million boost for open-data business innovation

Businesses making use of public open data may be able to apply for £1.1 million worth of new 'innovation vouchers' to improve their processes and target new markets, the Government has announced.

Northern Ireland's entrepreneurs to receive support programme

Entrepreneurs and start-ups in Northern Ireland are to receive a new support programme to get their business ideas off the ground; Northern Ireland's enterprise minister Arlene Foster has announced.

Entrepreneur scheme extended to boost enterprise

The New Enterprise Allowance (NEA) scheme has been extended to give 33,000 extra jobseekers help to set up their own business.

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Entrepreneur an outdated term?

Only four per cent of business owners consider themselves to be entrepreneurs, research from business software provider Sage has found.

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