Simon Brooke
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The SME that’s bringing the sharing economy to furniture making

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The Airbnb for pet care and house-sitting seizing a huge global opportunity

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How a beekeeping course helped Hiver Beers founder buzz to craft beer success

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Ten business predictions that were proven to be well and truly wrong

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The small company making magic in the world of pensions

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The SMEs working together to provide better care for the elderly and disabled

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Five surprising things about maternity and paternity leave that every SME boss...

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Creativity is not just for big companies – SMEs must innovate like global...

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Top of the class: The SME that’s helping teachers manage their workload

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The five worst things about business travel – and what do to about them

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Innovative SME leaders must not wait for the law to catch them up

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Game on: The student who has cornered the market in customised gaming...

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Selling out to a large firm – how one SME made the tough decision to accept a...

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The frozen yogurt producer that’s cooler than cool

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The firm providing freelancing opportunities for uni students that need to...

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SMEs should use social media to boost sales – and here's how

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We’re not Airbnb: How one home rental business is differentiating in a...

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Six successful CEOs who dropped out of university or school

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Crickets nut fudge Freeze-dried mealworms The small company putting insects on...

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Combining social gaming and online lottery – the SME that’s on a winning...

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Five of the weirdest management books you’ll ever read

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Saluto: Giving SMEs the opportunity to advertise on mainstream TV

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The British firm cashing in on the fast-moving world of electronic payments

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Did they really just say that? The awful gaffes high-profile CEOs have made

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Five brand names that might or might not be based on real people

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From telecoms marketing to wine producer: How one SME owner made his dreams...

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Five entrepreneurs who made it into the House of Lords

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Six celebrities who had office jobs before they became famous

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Five great business family feuds

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Friends since they were five and now their chocolate business is a sweet...

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Friends since they were five and now their chocolate business is a sweet...

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SMEs should do more to embrace big data and learn from the big players

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SME bosses should encourage their staff to be disobedient to protect their...

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Small and growing firms should be more malleable when it comes to flexible...

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A near tragedy that prompted a corporate lawyer to set up a cutting edge food...

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Marketing your company: It’s time to stop embracing failure and chase...

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How one SME is working for real sustainability – and what it can teach others

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Small business owners, guess what – you need to learn more about business

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How coding helped CityFALCON founder make alterations and pivot the business...

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Regaining that human touch: How SMEs can do it better

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Being a small business brings advantages the big ones can only dream of

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Five surprising facts about commuting

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The SME that’s offering drivers and fleet managers a solution to a perennial...

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The partially sighted IT expert whose vision has created a £1m company

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What life on a farm taught one successful growing business owner

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The management system from the US that’s going to boost UK SMEs

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How VouchedFor aims to use customer reviews to bring transparency back to the...

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5 realistic items that every quirky office should contain – no slides...

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Why female small business owners can look and feel great – despite naysayers

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The fast growing HGV training company that’s got its foot on the accelerator

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Shaking up the recruitment agency financing space continues to prove fruitful...

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Do celebrity clients like Jeremy Paxman help an SME?

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The healthy pet food brand that’s leading the B Corp revolution in the UK

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Forget beards, Bluebeards Revenge grows turnover with range for "real men"

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Six household products that were invented by accident

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How late payments became the driving force behind CreditHQ – and plans for...

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Healthcare to hiring: A small business that is expanding the role of technology

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The changes to employment that SMEs don’t know about

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The telecoms market newcomer challenging BT, Sky, TalkTalk and Virgin

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The RAF pilot who hated number crunching so much he set up his own online...

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How the first tailor in the history of Savile Row aimed exclusively at women...

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How an incubator has put a car mechanic recommendation service in the fast lane

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Being penny wise and pound foolish with your recruitment could cost you dear

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As cyber crime soars one SME is offering companies a new way to keep safe

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Business is soaring away for one SME in the private aviation sector

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How a government loan put one awe-inspiring cocktail startup on the road to...

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Making the transition from the army to business success

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Carfinance247: The brothers with their foot on the accelerator

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Corporate social responsibility is relevant to all firms – regardless of size...

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Five shocking facts about your dirty keyboard – and one thing you can do...

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From pitching for new business in a school shirt and tie to creating a £4m...

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KAZAM: The British SME shaking up the "stagnated" smartphone market

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Life begins at 50: The man who waited until his sixth decade to start his own...

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Diversity contributes to firm-wide success – but SMEs should keep cultural...

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Are you one of the new-look SMEs – leaner, stronger and better equipped to...

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Vaping vigorously – how one SME is growing fast thanks to the e-cigarette...

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Sex, drugs, rock and roll: Can you trust your personal assistant?

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How an innovative approach to a traditional firm earned a company gold stars...

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Why the UK's small businesses need more support than ever before

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The small company growing thanks to women’s larger figures

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The entrepreneur who gave his own money away to strangers to hit the jackpot

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Cheers! How two students turned their home brew experiment into a global...

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Rejection from JP Morgan spurred one economics graduate to start his own...

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Changing its name has given one Yorkshire-based SME a huge boost

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The Great British Bake Off offers a recipe for success for SMEs like...

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Plastic shopping bag levy could boost one particular SME with a social...

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A perfect fit: Exports the key to expansion for a new British premium shoe...

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Getting sacked – Is it the best incentive to start your own business?

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Why one British company looked to the Chicago Angels Network

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Why the serial entrepreneur behind Secret Escapes and Dealchecker hates that...

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Dragons' Den – Who needs them? From a collapsed deal to scalable growth

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Caffeine – the drug that’s boosting hundreds of new SMEs

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Spot factoring: Another alternative to bank lending

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SMEs losing nearly £3bn a year because of unqualified finance staff

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Exporting success: Think boundary-less, ecommerce, language and customers

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Learning from Motorclean's revenue-boosting acquisition

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A third of small businesses not ready to implement Shared Parental Leave

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The fast-changing world of payments: What every SME should ask itself

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British SMEs step closer to being able to borrow money from lenders across...

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5 top tips to help SMEs save on energy bills

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