Business start-ups

Average cost of starting a business edges close to six-figures

Entrepreneurs require an average of £94,000 in capital to get their business off the ground, research from personal asset lender Borro has found.


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Disused Government properties available for start-ups

Start-ups and small businesses will be able to take advantage of 20 disused Government properties at low rental costs, the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS) has announced.

Technology makes it 'easier than ever' to start a business

Technological developments mean that today it is 'easier than it has ever been to start a business, and quicker than it ever has been to grow', a report into SMEs claims.

StartUp Loans launched to kick-start young businesses

A new loan scheme to provide entrepreneurial 18 to 24 year olds with the funds they need to get their business started has been launched.

£200 million coaching programme aims to accelerate SME growth

A new £200 million coaching programme aimed at helping up to 26,000 small and medium enterprises (SMEs) to reach their full potential, has been launched by the Government.

Businesses call for extended jobless entrepreneur funding

Small business groups are calling for the new enterprise allowance (NEA) scheme to be extended to encourage more jobless entrepreneurs to set up businesses.

Financial tips for Professional Speakers

Being a professional speaker can be a lonely existence, and everyone expects you to be an expert in all aspects of your business whereas, in reality, you only tend to be an expert in the topics about which you speak.

OBC offer support in the other aspects....

Advisory group to track Northern Ireland's global economic competitiveness

Northern Ireland's independent Economic Advisory Group (EAG) is to develop a strategy to accurately measure the country's economic competitiveness.

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