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How tech has paved the way for SMEs – Does being an early adopter or an innovator give you an advantage against those otherwise?

A recent research study by Vodafone Business found that despite the fact that 30% of SMEs describe themselves as technology innovators or early adopters, almost one in five accept that they are “laggards” who wait as long as possible before investing in new technology; a further 26% say they will only buy established or proven …

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Starling Portrait Series: Niyo Enterprise – economically empowering Black women

More often than not, business is about looking at how things have been done before and having the courage and imagination to reinvent the rules. That’s what Anne Boden did when she created Starling Bank, a digital bank for personal and business current accounts. Starling was born out of her determination to give customers control …

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Securing the future of your business with employee ownership

Traditionally, when business owners would start thinking about retirement or stepping back, they would for a buyer – either a competitor, an investor or sometimes someone within the current management. But if you want to secure the future of your business, protect its character, and make a different sort of choice, there is another option …

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The Fearless Academy receives £500k funding to help close skills gap

Greater Manchester Combined Authority (GMCA) has awarded Fearless Adventures’ academy scheme almost £500,000 as part of the Skills Bootcamps programme.  The academy founded by Dominic McGregor sets out to nurture, coach and develop anyone looking to retrain or upskill in all things digital, in order to create industry-leading talent.  “The Fearless Academy is creating something …

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