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SMEs in Dalston face struggle to survive

Small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in Dalston may not survive if the government does not increase spending, the financial director of Hackney Co-Operative Developments...

Model business launches to challenge treatment of women

A new modelling agency, launched two days before International Women’s Day, aims to challenge the treatment of women in the industry. With ten years...

What do Hackney businesses want from George Osborne’s budget?

As George Osborne prepares his red box for his eighth budget next week, small businesses are waiting to see what the Chancellor has up his sleeve for...

Tech City firms warn Brexit will cost London top talent

Businesses in East London’s Tech City have spoken out against the possibility of Brexit ahead of the EU referendum this summer. Senior members of startups...

DripApp for coffee addicts is ‘Oyster card’ of cafés

Take a walk along Kingsland Road or around the trendy parts of Stoke Newington and you’ll probably find yourself spoilt for choice for independent...

Free bootcamp launched for Hackney’s small businesses

An initiative to improve the people management skills of small and medium enterprises (SMEs) held its first event at the Hackney Business Bootcamp last...

How the budget will affect Hackney businesses

This year's budget was announced by Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne today. Alongside national headline policies of lowering national debt, introducing a new pound...

Could Bitcoin be Hackney’s future?

Katie Marston asks if Bitcoin is the answer to small business prayers?

2013 budget did little to help the poorest, analyst says

For Hackney, the real impact of this budget will be largely non-existent, IPPR specialist says. "It will do little to improve the prospects for the local economy, will not ease the financial pain of Hackney’s poor, and does nothing to address the long-term problems the area faces in terms of housing and youth unemployment."

Council plans set to banish loan firms

Payday lending has become a booming industry that offers short-term loans at high rates of interest, often advertising APRs above 2,000 per cent.