- More SMEs eligible for coronavirus loans under rule change (CityAM covers announcement allowing many unsuccessful applicants to reapply, as loans now total £46.7bn)
- No new support for workers excluded from government support, says chancellor (Independent)
- One-fifth of startups not planning to be back in the office this year (Evening Standard covers Beringea and Connect Ventures research)
- Overseas students a boon for UK university startups (FT covers Creator Fund research)
- UK small businesses ‘optimistic for the future’ despite coronavirus crisis (CityAM covers research from Facebook, the World Bank and the OECD)
- Shoppers pledge to support local, independent businesses (FreshBusinessThinking covers research by UK Funding Circle)
- Time to break down the barriers holding back ethnic minority entrepreneurs (Mike Cherry, national chairman, Federation of Small Businesses)
- University startup ecosystems could help speed up our recovery from the pandemic (Ana Bakshi, director, Oxford Foundry)
- Let’s help small businesses beat the covid crisis (Nicola Mendelsohn, VP EMEA, Facebook)
- In startups, diversity is disruptive (Steve Vassallo, general partner, Foundation Capital)
- Businesses must find their purpose, or risk becoming the next corporate scandal (Matthew Taylor, chief executive, RSA and Charles Lewington, chief executive, Hanover Communications)
- Your best corporate disruption strategy might be.. to stop (Stephen Rapoport, founder, Crashpadder and Pact Coffee)
- Guardian: ‘The MIT of the North’: How the government plans to transform ex-mining towns
- FT: Pandemic drives business schools to overhaul curricula
- BBC: What sort of future does the conference industry have?
- Sifted: Fintech’s existential question: Will consumers pay?