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Crunch celebrates 5th birthday and 5,000th customer

The Argus: Darren Fell, managing director of Crunch Accounting

10:53am Tuesday 15th April 2014

A leading accountancy firm is celebrating its 5,000th customer – and its fifth birthday.

‘Shocking’ firm expanding with new test lab and recruitment drive

The Argus: The new lab at D30

10:48am Tuesday 15th April 2014

An award-winning company which creates shockabsorbing sports and military equipment has expanded with a new test lab and recruitment drive.

Employment charity to support young entrepreneurs

The Argus: Nik Downs and Alex Shaw from Elevation Networks

10:45am Tuesday 15th April 2014

An employmeny charity has opened its doors to aspiring entrepreneurs by offering the chance to access government start-up loans and free mentoring.

That's Good News: looking on bright side in the North Laine

The Argus: Kensington Gardens, North Laine

10:36am Tuesday 15th April 2014

Three months after the launch of The Argus Good News Campaign, Business Editor FINN SCOTT-DELANY returns to the North Laine to take its economic temperature.

Uni scheme Profitnet relaunched

10:14am Tuesday 15th April 2014

The University of Brighton has relaunched its business collaboration network to boost innovation and growth among small and mediumsized enterprises.

HSBC announces £200 million Sussex SME loans fund

10:12am Tuesday 15th April 2014

Start-up loans worth £200 million are being made available to small- to medium-sized businesses (SMEs) in Sussex.

Expert views for Eco-Tech Show

10:10am Tuesday 15th April 2014

Expert speakers have been announced by the Eco Technology Showahead of its return to the Brighton Centre this summer.

Swimming trainer makes a splash in tech

The Argus: Stephanie Walters a teacher at Brighton Swimming School and Luke Hardy sales and marketing manager for Swim UK with the underwater iPad which will help people with their swimming strokes

9:57am Tuesday 15th April 2014

A swimming training provider has been recognised for its innovative use of technology after it used waterproofed iPads to film learners underwater.

Disposable income is second highest in UK

The Argus: Green councillor Geoffrey Bowden, chairman of the council's economic development committee

9:53am Tuesday 15th April 2014

Households in Brighton and Hove have some of the highest levels of disposable income in the country.

Great month for Oz stationery store Smiggle

9:51am Tuesday 15th April 2014

One of Australia’s best-known children’s stationery retailers has had a bumper opening month in Brighton – outperforming its flagship store Down Under.

E-learning firm aims for global dominance after multi-million pound deal

9:50am Tuesday 15th April 2014

An e-learning company is on the way to becoming a global leader after a major £9 million acquisition.

Coffee shop's journey from bean to cup

The Argus: Staff gather to watch the screening The Origin at Small Batch Coffee, Western Road, Brighton

9:41am Tuesday 15th April 2014

A coffee roastery with a string of popular cafes has shown its ‘bean to cup’ pedigree with a powerful short film.

North Laine still optimistic about economic recovery

The Argus: Sydney Street

5:00am Tuesday 15th April 2014

Ever since the first green-shoots of economic recovery emerged, the question of returning confidence has been a hot topic.

Trevor Sorbie still at the cutting edge

The Argus: Trevor Sorbie still at the cutting edge

2:10pm Tuesday 8th April 2014

HE HAS been renowned as an internationally acclaimed hairdresser and entrepreneur since opening his first salon in 1979.

Renovation and new lease leaves Kats purring

The Argus: Katty McMurray and Kathryn Matthews, Two Kats and a Cow

2:06pm Tuesday 8th April 2014

Artists who run Brighton’s oldest independent gallery have celebrated a relaunch following a renovation and new long-term lease.

Business high-flyers' brush with success

The Argus: Business high-flyers' brush with success

1:55pm Tuesday 8th April 2014

High-fliers have been swapping the boardroom for easels – with equal success.

Making a killing on murder and mayhem tour

The Argus: Kelly Mulligan, of Brighton Murder and Mayhem Tour, pictured on North Road, where Maud Clifford was murdered

1:50pm Tuesday 8th April 2014

A true crime enthusiast is marking the 100-year anniversary of a grisly killing with a discount on her murder and mayhem tours.

Brighton and Hove Business Awards back for a ninth year

1:45pm Tuesday 8th April 2014

The most influential awards in the business calendar are back for a ninth year.

Major developers and planner hold post-mortem over clashes

1:36pm Tuesday 8th April 2014

Developers and planners held a postmortem over past clashes and resolved to improve communication.

Expat networking site launches online

The Argus: Nigel Ayres of World of Expats

1:31pm Tuesday 8th April 2014

A savvy businessman aims to cash in on record numbers of people upping sticks to live and work abroad.

Help for businesses mis-sold financial products

The Argus: Katherine Leppard, solicitor at Mayo Wynne Baxter

1:26pm Tuesday 8th April 2014

The UK’s financial regulator, the Financial Conduct Authority, is continuing to urge small firms that were mis-sold products by their banks, forcing some to cease trading, to seek compensation. To understand more – or see if you are owed compensation, solicitor KATHERINE LEPPARD, of Mayo Wynne Baxter Solicitors, has answered some of our questions.

Elekta makes "massive investment" with £4.2m site purchase

1:06pm Tuesday 8th April 2014

A World-leading manufacturer of treatments for cancer and brain disorders has made a “massive investment” with the purchase of a £4.2 million landmark site.

Warning over engineering and manufacturing skills gap

2:45pm Tuesday 1st April 2014

Weaknesses in the national curriculum have created a ‘skills gap’, teaching professionals told a business forum.

Entrepreneurial ideas celebrated at awards

The Argus: Entrepreneurial ideas celebrated at awards

2:44pm Tuesday 1st April 2014

Young entrepreneurs won thousands of pounds’ worth of funding to develop their impressive business ideas.

Raising the bar with sustainable burger restaurant

The Argus: Raising the bar with sustainable burger restaurant

2:40pm Tuesday 1st April 2014

A former hotelier and gastro-pub owner is joining the burgeoning Brighton burger scene with a new restaurant.

Cloud revolution in productivity for small business

2:34pm Tuesday 1st April 2014

New cloud-hosted software will revolutionise productivity and efficiency, small business were told.

Social enterprise scheme offers new model for corporate responsibility

The Argus: Amy, left, and Ruth Anslow

2:32pm Tuesday 1st April 2014

Corporate social responsibility is more than just giving money to charity. Big firms are increasingly looking at innovative new ways of giving back to their communities. One scheme piloted in Sussex by a major employer was so successful it is being exported elsewhere for its second year. Business editor FINN SCOTT-DELANY reports.

650 new firms start up thanks to enterprise benefit

2:25pm Tuesday 1st April 2014

Hundreds of people have set up their own businesses and stopped claiming out-of-work handouts thanks to an enterprise benefit.

Low-cost accountants for city's freelancers

3:31pm Tuesday 25th March 2014

A low-cost accountancy franchise is coming to Brighton to help out the city’s ever expanding number of freelancers and selfemployed residents.

Grand challenge for 'Tech city of the South'

3:29pm Tuesday 25th March 2014

A competition is looking for the best and brightest minds to help solve Brighton and Hove’s biggest challenges.

Zap app to drive consumers back to shops

3:26pm Tuesday 25th March 2014

A Shopping centre is embracing digital technology to bring fashionistas closer to the latest trends.

New meaning to 'gardening leave' as small businesses set up at home

The Argus: Jo Brooks, who runs her company JBPR from home

3:24pm Tuesday 25th March 2014

To lift the burdens of business rates and daily commutes, more and more small businesses are setting up offices in their back gardens. Neil Vowles reports on the firms working on ways to make their businesses grow while watching their gardens bloom.

Broadband boost for media agency

3:14pm Tuesday 25th March 2014

A media agency is taking advantage of a new council scheme providing a better broadband connection.

High-tech firm celebrates multi-million US contract

3:11pm Tuesday 25th March 2014

A high-tech manufacturing firm is celebrating after securing a multi-million dollar contract with a leading US tech firm.

Top award icing on the cake for Donna

The Argus: Donna Ayto of the Brighton Cake Company

3:09pm Tuesday 25th March 2014

A former hairdresser is proving a cut above after a successful first year as a wedding cake designer.

City magnet for foreign business people

3:03pm Tuesday 25th March 2014

Brighton and Hove has become a magnet for thousands of foreign people moving here to start a business.

Special report: The Sussex entrepreneurs running businesses from their back gardens

The Argus: April Garrett

5:10am Tuesday 25th March 2014

To lift the burdens of business rates and daily commutes, more and more small businesses are setting up offices in their back gardens.

New Brighton farm shop is set to be blooming success

The Argus: New Brighton farm shop is set to be blooming success

7:19pm Thursday 20th March 2014

A florist fit for the Queen is hoping everything will come up roses as he opens his new venture this week. 

Brighton start-up has award all sewn up

The Argus: Brighton start-up has award all sewn up

7:13pm Thursday 20th March 2014

A needle-sharp start-up seems to have success all sewn up after winning a small business competition.

Protection for Brighton and Hove city centre office space

1:29pm Wednesday 19th March 2014

Brighton and Hove City Council is looking to preserve city centre office space by introducing tougher restrictions on the ability of developers to convert workplaces into housing.

Choccywoccydoodah fans will love bigger, better shop

The Argus: Choccywoccydoodah fans will love bigger, better shop

1:27pm Wednesday 19th March 2014

The chocolate artists of Choccywoccydoodah have moved into the full-of-character home they have spent years searching for.

Brighton and Hove named top office location

The Argus: Brighton and Hove named top office location

1:31pm Friday 14th March 2014

Brighton and Hove has been named as the top office hotspot in a new report.

Business leaders give hot house tips on Brighton seafront

The Argus: Business leaders give hot house tips on Brighton seafront

1:20pm Friday 14th March 2014

A successful restaurateur and a technology guru have been giving hot tips to budding entrepreneurs.

Brighton's indie retailers missing out on online shoppers

The Argus: Posh Totty were praised for their website

1:06pm Friday 14th March 2014

Four out of five independent retailers are losing business by failing to offer their customers the chance to buy online, a new report has warned.

Special report: What the City Deal will mean for Greater Brighton

The Argus: Signing of the City Deal - Minister for Cities Greg Clark (seated centre) with Brighton council leader Jason kitcat (right) and John Peel chair of the coast to capital local enterprise partnership (left) in the front row

4:20am Wednesday 12th March 2014

A landmark deal between the Government, Brighton and Hove City Council and its surrounding districts was officially signed yesterday. Michael Davies reports.

Greater Brighton City Deal signed, promising £170m boost for local digital businesses

The Argus: Jason Kitcat

8:52am Tuesday 11th March 2014

UPDATE: Prime Minister David Cameron has given his backing to the Greater Brighton City Deal, which could see £170 million of investment into Sussex and the creation of 8,500 jobs, with a special boost for the digital sector.

Proposed £4m late-night levy slammed by Brighton nightclubs

The Argus: Shoosh nightclub

5:00am Tuesday 11th March 2014

Nightclub owners and pub bosses have warned that a late-night levy could hold back Brighton and Hove’s famed after dark economy.

The Argus and City College '50 in 5’ apprentices drive nearing target

The Argus: The Argus and City College '50 in 5’ apprentices drive nearing target

3:00pm Friday 7th March 2014

A digital marketing firm, celebrated for its apprenticeship scheme, has congratulated The Argus’ campaign to find 50 training placements in a week.

City must diversify to beat recession

1:17pm Wednesday 5th March 2014

Diversification is essential if Brighton and Hove is to bounce back from recession, an accountancy firm has warned.

Premier’s new ball game

5:46pm Tuesday 25th February 2014

A sportswear firm has overcome a “disastrous” year by selling to universities and schools online.



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