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Solihull Council has become the latest local authority to offer financial support to small businesses by launching a loan fund.Read
Details have been revealed of the first eight development projects that will benefit to the tune of more than £12 million from the Growing Places Fund.Read
As Advantage West Midlands prepares to close its doors, Minister for the West Midlands Ian Austin explains why he is so proud of its legacyRead
Two ambitious technology entrepreneurs are to launch a smart phone app that allows customers to makes payments via text message.Read
A Shropshire manufacturer claims to have created the world’s lightest economy aircraft seat – saving airlines hundreds of thousands of pounds in fuel costs.Read
Dragons’ Den star Theo Paphitis is set to build on an awards event aimed at small businesses that he runs through Twitter by staging a conference in Birmingham.Read
Ruth Badger, a former candidate on TV show The Apprentice, has given her expertise to Birmingham students hoping to be the entrepreneurs of the future.
Measures aimed at boosting small business were welcomed by the owner of a traditional sweet shop in Solihull that opened just eight weeks ago.Read
Three companies that successfully won thousands of pounds of advertising with BPM Media titles have been put through to a regional final and a step closer to the top prize of a year’s mentoring from Dragons’ Den star Deborah Meaden.Read
Birmingham entrepreneur Nick Holzherr is among the 16 contestants hoping to impress Lord Alan Sugar in this year's series of The Apprentice.
A jewellery maker in Birmingham has had a business boost after her bracelets proved a hit with top footballers and their wives.Read
Labour leader Ed Miliband is to back calls for an official “Made in Britain” logo to encourage shoppers to back British manufacturers.Read
The business model that relies solely on the domestic market is “bankrupt” and more needs to be done to promote exports, according to a Government minister who visited Birmingham this week.Read
A new company has been established in Birmingham which aims fill the business support void in the wake of government cuts.Read
Business Secretary Vince Cable has urged West Midlands firms to bid for a share of the Government’s £2.4 billion Regional Growth Fund, after he launched a third round of grants.Read
The first centre devoted to women in business in Britain is set to be opened at a the University of Birmingham as female unemployment reaches its highest level in a quarter of a century.Read
Expertise from Birmingham’s Jewellery Quarter is helping to benefit fledgling businesses in South Africa’s impoverished townships.Read
Birmingham must market itself better to attract more investment from Brazil and other emerging markets, according to the director of a South American investment bank.Read
A pioneering swimming pool disinfection system used in south Birmingham and developed as part of the US space programme has been given a resounding thumbs-up.Read
More than seven per cent of Birmingham businesses started in the tough economic climate of the last three years are turning over £100,000, according to a new report.Read
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