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Artificial intelligence tech excites SMEs more than large corporates

Economy

Smaller businesses are more likely to feel positive about new technologies, such as artificial intelligence, than larger companies. Smaller businesses are more positive about new technologies, such as artificial intelligence (AI), than larger companies. New research from Adecco UK&I suggests lager businesses are almost twice as sceptical about the...

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FCA warns investors over digital tokens

Finance, Funding, Economy

The City watchdog has warned investors that they should only take part in virtual currency fundraisings if they are prepared to lose all of their money. In a message to those thinking about buying digital tokens for so-called initial coin offerings – a digital way of raising funds from the public using a...

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Smaller housebuilders finding it harder to access finance despite Government help

Economy, Political

Government efforts to boost the housing supply are being choked by a squeeze on funding for smaller housebuilders, according to an industry study. The Federation of Master Builders and 54pc of small and medium-sized developers said accessing finance is a major barrier to building more homes, up from 50pc last year. Brian Berry, chief executive of the...

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8 habits of successful entrepreneurs

Advice

A blog posted on the website experian by Cindy Yip looks at those people or businesses who have ‘made it’ and we wonder what their secret is. We’ve all seen those ads claiming to be able to sell you some formula or other so that you too can be one...

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If peer-to-peer lenders lack anything, it is not ambition

Finance, Funding

You cannot accuse alternative lenders of lacking ambition. Samir Desai, co-founder and chief executive of Funding Circle, Britain’s largest peer-to-peer lender, says that his business, which has arranged $2.7 billion of loans to small companies, could be lending at least $100 billion within a decade. Peter Behrens, co-founder of...

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MP urges ministers to back entrepreneurs

Finance, Political

George W Bush famously said that “the problem with France is that they don’t have a word for entrepreneur”. In reality, the French have plenty of words for it, but as Emmanuel Macron has grasped, simply not enough actual entrepreneurs. Instead, they’re in London – now France’s fourth biggest city...

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