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For many the most thrilling part of starting a business comes in the early days, buoyed by those first sales when you might be running your fledgling enterprise from the kitchen table.

A global boom in the use of smart meters is set to fuel the growth of a pioneering East Anglian engineering company after it struck a major production deal with a leading Indian manufacturer.

I’ve seen and heard quite a lot over the years, so it takes quite a bit to shock me.

When you walk into the White Horse at Upton there is one face you cannot help but spot.

As the nerve centre for a creative tech company, Immersive VR’s HQ certainly looks the part.

There are many things which can keep business owners awake at night – but finding ways of paying more tax is not likely to be one of them.

The past year will be remembered for economic uncertainty, but it was a good time for entrepreneurs, writes Barclays’ Simon Smith.

It’s cold, wet, and miserable, so no wonder this is the peak summer holiday booking period.

At first glance Charlotte James Photography and Events in Beccles may look like the standard shop of its type.

Future50 member TRACKIT Solutions has big plans which could transform the business in 2017, as SHAUN LOWTHORPE reports.

The East Anglian coastline is becoming a world leader for the offshore wind industry – but the lessons are being imported from abroad. Business editor MARK SHIELDS visited Germany’s Wikinger wind farm to find out more.

How can you bring new skills into your business when staff turnover is low and money may be tight? SHAUN LOWTHORPE talks to the Future50 businesses swapping ideas as part of an informal work shadowing programme.

It has been quite a year for Alex Redston and Kieran Ball, founders of Prison Voicemail.

Two schools have celebrated a successful week which has seen pupils challenged by local businesses to create new products to inspire the next generation of entrepreneurs.

Two schools have teamed up to hold an innovation week in the hope it will inspire the next generation of inventors and entrepreneurs.

Giving an employee a stake in the business can motivate them in a truly unique way, aligning their interests with those of shareholders in a way that can’t be replicated with salary.

Norwich-based designer, Emma Watson, tells us why she decided to start her own business and reveals the special meaning behind the company’s unique name, Little Hotdog Watson.

A construction sector already struggling to meet rising housing demand has been dealt a further blow – after slipping into recession for the first time in four years.

It seems that wages only ever go in one direction - at least for those at the top.

The breakthrough of Pokémon Go marks the coming-of-age of augmented reality you can carry in your pocket. But what opportunities does it offer for business - and how can they capitalise?

When launching a jewellery business in late 2012, sisters Jenny and Sophie Laslett used some borrowed money and a spare room. After ordering a small batch from a manufacturer in the Far East, their only customers the first Christmas were friends and family.

It is always challenging to take on a job in an industry in which you have no experience, looking to learn on the job while leading.

Taking a business on to the stock market is a brave step for any managing director. But Midwich made the leap in May, in the run-up to the EU vote. SABAH MEDDINGS reports.

Six of the region’s oldest family firms are funeral directors. But with the profession much-changed from its carpentry roots, there are questions over succession. SABAH MEDDINGS reports.

If you excel at your job then now might be the time to speak to your boss about a pay rise or equally look for an upgrade in your benefits package.

Family businesses are the lifeblood of the economy, but can often be weighed down by tradition. Now a report seeks to champion the region’s oldest family firms. Business writer SABAH MEDDINGS reports.

The British work longer hours than anyone else in Europe – yet lag behind on productivity. Could working fewer hours be the answer? MARK SHIELDS reports.

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The couple behind clothing brand Nor-Folk launched the business just over a year ago. Now it exports to 20 countries and sells thousands of items a month. SABAH MEDDINGS reports.

Like the founders of any new business when Steve Jaggard and Zak Ireson started working together they were convinced they had found a gap in the market where their new venture could thrive.

Life can be strange at the best of times – and so it was the other day I found myself in my local library asking if they had any books by Donald Trump.

The government’s re-branded minimum wage comes into effect this week, granting a pay rise to millions. But what will the changes mean in our region? MARK SHIELDS reports.

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