Improvisation experts get regional entrepreneurs pitch perfect

AN improvisation expert is looking to help the region’s innovators take their ideas to market with a two-day workshop. Paul Z Jackson, who has helped develop the talents of Steve Coogan, Rob Brydon and Ruth Jones will help North East entrepreneurs master their own performances with an innovative event organised by… More →

Advancements in electric cars will benefit the North East, says MEP

AS the North East gears up towards playing an important role in the production of electric vehicles, one of the region’s MEPs is taking things one step further by pushing for a  European electro-mobility strategy. Nissan’s Leaf will be built on Wearside in 2013 and North East MEP Fiona Hall believes… More →

North East market towns set for super-fast broadband

BT has announced that two rural market towns in the North East will benefit from the next phase of BT’s roll-out of super-fast fibre broadband. Around 22,000 businesses and households in Morpeth and Bishop Auckland will be able to access super-fast broadband speeds of up to 40Mb/s by Spring 2012. The announcement… More →

Darlington firm helps retailer double its annual profits

A DARLINGTON based digital marketing firm has helped a menswear retailer double its annual online revenue in just two months. Terraces Menswear is gearing up for a bumper 2011 following its decision to enlist the services of Fifteen Digital. The company has adopted Fifteen’s specialist ecommerce software and after just two months… More →

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Why is business confidence falling?

Confidence among small businesses fell at the end of last year, knocked by December’s severe weather and the rise in VAT to 20% at the beginning of 2011, a survey has said.

The Federation of Small Businesses’ (FSB) quarterly survey said that confidence in the service and transport sectors had been particularly affected.

The FSB also warned that growth in 2011 was likely to be “sluggish at best”.

But if business confidence is falling, what is the main reason in your eyes? Cast your vote on this week’s poll.