Confidence, growth and finance has not improved for UK businesses this quarter. The Federation of Small Businesses' latest data shows a need for alternative funding.
Bad reviews, often only written in the heat of a moment, and unfairly hard to remove, are a modern company's Achilles' heel.
Finance directors, private equity firms and lenders will debate the opportunities and challenges faced by standalone FDs at the Entrepreneurial FD conference this November.
With the recent cabinet reshuffle leaving few women in key government roles, the gender gap seems to have widened again. Does the answer to real equality lie with female entrepreneurs?
Tax evasion is an even more serious problem for a country in recession. John Sollars ponders on the effect it has on UK businesses.