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Katherine Denham

Katherine Denham is a features writer at City A.M. covering personal finance and trading

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How incubator programmes can help new businesses achieve rapid growth
9 April 2018

How incubator programmes can help new businesses achieve rapid growth

The great thing about starting a business is that by going it alone, you can make decisions about your company and forge your own path.

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Forget the crystal ball gazing and prepare for change
26 March 2018

Forget the crystal ball gazing and prepare for change

Let’s face it, anyone starting a business is essentially making a prediction about the future: they have a viable product, they will gain market share and their company will grow.

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How to broaden your business horizons into exports
19 March 2018

How to broaden your business horizons into exports

In the UK, the dreaded “B” word continues to take centre stage, as thousands of businesses hold their breath for the outcome of the negotiations with the European Union.

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Nothing ventured, nothing gained
12 March 2018

Nothing ventured, nothing gained

Entrepreneurs will know that finding your feet isn’t always easy. Figures from the British Business Bank indicate that almost half of new businesses are still being rejected by banks for business loans and overdrafts.

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The driving force behind the eco-revolution
5 March 2018

The driving force behind the eco-revolution

The UK is en route to a vehicle revolution. Not only are driverless cars set to become commonplace in the not-so-distant future, but the government is really beginning to clamp down on the number of polluting...

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Business clusters are still relevant in the digital age
26 February 2018

Business clusters are still relevant in the digital age

In this week's City AM article, Peter Alderson, LDF Managing Director discusses how business clusters are as relevant and beneficial as ever to small businesses.

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Don't miss the benefits of apprentices
19 February 2018

Don't miss the benefits of apprentices

The spotlight has once again turned to the skills shortage in the UK, as British businesses seem to be facing an uphill battle to find the right people to fill positions.

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Preparing your business for a digital age
13 February 2018

Preparing your business for a digital age

Technology is changing every corner of our lives, and it seems as though 2018 is the year when many British businesses really wake up to this. As we are propelled into the so-called Fourth Industrial Revolution, it’s...

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Protecting your firm against rising rates
5 February 2018

Protecting your firm against rising rates

In November, the Bank of England raised the base rate for the first time in a decade, shifting it up from its rock-bottom low of 0.25 per cent back to 0.5 per cent.

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The changing face of business finance
29 January 2018

The changing face of business finance

It’s mind-boggling to think that only a decade ago the government was forced to bring banks back from the brink. A lot has changed since the financial crisis a decade ago, and perhaps the biggest change in the UK is...

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Top tips to help you meet the tax deadline
22 January 2018

Top tips to help you meet the tax deadline

The deadline is looming. Businesses have until the end of this month to get their tax affairs in order. January can be a tricky time for companies. Even if you’ve kept on top of it all throughout the year, you can...

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How SMEs can survive and thrive in 2018
15 January 2018

How SMEs can survive and thrive in 2018

There's a bulk of changes taking place in the UK, and indeed the wider world, which are set to impact the business community in one way or another.

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Can Open Banking fulfil expectations?
4 December 2017

Can Open Banking fulfil expectations?

There's a storm brewing in the banking world as companies brace for a huge shakeup in the financial services industry.

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This was a mixed Budget for British SMEs
27 November 2017

This was a mixed Budget for British SMEs

British businesses waited with bated breath for the chancellor to serve them another blow in his Budget speech last week. But Philip Hammond has finally cut small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) some slack, and...

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Addressing the power imbalance in lending
21 November 2017

Addressing the power imbalance in lending

The UK’s biggest banks have been mired in various scandals over the years. But for many small businesses, one particular scandal sticks out, because it shone a light on the lack of support for SMEs that encounter...

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