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It's not easy being green...

Chancellor George Osborne has announced measures for small businesses

27 October 2014

The concept of a garden city heralds big business opportunities but what does a garden city really mean?

'The Government should just let us get on with it'

Roger House, chairman, Federation of Small Businesses Kent and Medway

25 September 2014

Outgoing Federation of Small Businesses chairman Roger House fires a parting shot at 'interfering' politicians as he prepares to step down.

Be wary of rates that lure you in

01 September 2014

With interest rates so low at the moment, it’s too easy to fall into the trap of introductory offers when looking at where to save your cash.

If you want a fund come and get it…

29 August 2014

Access to finance has been the top complaint from Kent businesses. Things have improved over time but the issue regularly rears its ugly head.

Speeding up broadband for business

More homes and businesses now have access to faster internet speeds

28 August 2014

The residential market may be seeing the benefits of high-speed broadband, but this is often not the case for the business community.

A handy hub or two is so helpful

Emma’s been spending her time with the danes at Mercure Great Danes Hotel

27 August 2014

Want high speed wifi, tea and coffee, somewhere for a first-class professional network environment? Then the IoD's Hubs have the solution..

Colleges are thinking like a business – with chutzpa!

East Kent College principal Graham Razey with Folkestone MP Damian Collins at East Kent College.

26 August 2014

When business and education combine it's a lesson in experience for all concerned... and hopefully all for the better

Are house prices now cooling off?

A Golding Homes development in Knights Way, Headcorn

06 August 2014

Concerns the UK property market may be at risk of overheating prompted the Bank of England governor to announce measures to limit 'risky mortgages''

A splash of inspiration

Olympic gold medallist Duncan Goodhew spoke at the IoD Business Breakfast at the Kent County Show

05 August 2014

How an IoD breakfast at the Kent County Show left the Kent branch chairman grabbing her camera phone for a selfie...

County town must stop saying ‘no’ to everything

What might have been

04 August 2014

Why the county town of Kent must stopping say 'no' to new opportunities which will eventually go elsewhere.

Worries of backdating holiday pay

Employers may have to change the way they calculate holiday pay

01 August 2014

Businesses may not be able to put their feet up when it comes to calculating holiday pay after a recent European Court of Justice ruling

High interest level in Banks

England goalkeeping legend Gordon Banks

31 July 2014

At this year's Kent B2B exhibition the keynote speaker certainlyheld everyone's interest... almost like young girls at a certain boy band's concert...

IT security is crucial to small businesses

Jason Ball admitted he was responsible for the images after brother Jon was jailed

15 July 2014

There are thousands out there who have little or no idea about what they should do when it comes to computer security and it could cost us all dear

Sunshine, castles and alpacas - business as usual!

14 July 2014

Happy farmers, beautiful castles and family-based businesses - it's been a busy time for the chairman of the Institute of Directors' Kent branch

Failing to meet need for houses

Hundreds of house buyers in Kent now have a new home

11 July 2014

From businesses to charities, and from Whitstable to Westminster, there is a clear consensus that we need to be building more homes

Once bitten, twice the belief

10 July 2014

Despite the hope and belief for England's chances at the World Cup, a bit of positive thinking could take us a long way - may be even help the economy

Energising the debate on power

Engineers carried out repairs after more than 2,000 homes were left without power. Stock picture

18 June 2014

Power is the lifeblood of any Kent business, so what happens when the utility provider fails to deliver?

How IoD role was on track for danger

Train services are disrupted. Stock picture

17 June 2014

The chairman of the IoD Kent Branch was hoping to share ideas during the quarterly South Region meeting but a gunman put paid to that...

Diversity in the workforce is essential

16 June 2014

The number of women on the boards of both FTSE 100 and FTSE 250 companies has increased but few are in key executive positions.

Seize the chance for change

Leader Nigel Farage celebrates UKIP results Picture: Jon Rowley/SWNS.com

13 June 2014

What does it mean for Kent businesses now UKIP have received the majority in the European parliament seats?

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