News & Market Deals

Oxford Capital leads $7m funding round for independent games developer Kobojo

Fundraising Deals

$7m funding round will finance the development of digital games for the global gaming market

Waterproof accessories company Sealskinz in £2.7m funding boost

Fundraising Deals

VC investor Beringea backs company in a deal advised by Cavendish Corporate Finance

Jo Malone, David Gandy join Branson on Pitch to Rich judges panel

Business News

Top names will pick the winners of the Virgin Media competition on 26 June

More than half prefer new money transfer services to banks 

Business News

Fees charged for international money transfers cited as main reason for customers turning away from traditional banking services

A fiver for your thoughts: Why education is a business matter

Human Resources School's in: Should business be more concerned about education?

Education and business do not always have the easiest relationship: but taking just a little more notice of education can bring real benefits for the business world

Put your money where your (word of) mouth is

Marketing Strategies & Research

Can you get your customers and fans of your brand do your marketing for you? It's an appealing prospect and one that has been talked about for a while, but how effective is it?

Growing a Business

Alternative finance: WIll the funding route drive small business forward?

Does alternative finance herald a golden age of British business?

Business Finance

When a name as big as Lord Young says something, you'd be wise to sit up and listen: so were his comments on alternative finance and small business accurate?

Shock result: The election outcome caught many off guard

What does the general election result mean for small business growth?

Business Regulations

Many were surprised by the election result: but as the dust settles how will small businesses find themselves and their environment affected?

Comment and Analysis

Hywel Roberts

Hywel Roberts

Is it possible to make a successful transition from business to politics?

Serial entrepreneur Ivan Massow has entered the race to succeed Boris Johnson as Mayor of London: but is it ever a good idea for people from the world of business to cross over into politics?

Invest in the North and the jobs will come

The economy of the UK as a whole is in a fragile state, with a North-South divide still present: but investment in the North can bring both equality and jobs

Ensuring the future of the UK’s sharing economy

The Sharing Economy is the UK's biggest financial success story for decades: so how can we ensure it stays true to its roots while ensuring a safe an robust future?

How to grow your company culture from day one

Company culture is formed from the very start of a business's lifecycle: so how can you ensure you get it right from day one?

The Entrepreneur

In-pool lessons: Swimming Nature introduced the technique to the UK

Some people ‘born to be employers’, says Swimming Nature founder and CEO

Brazilian entrepreneur Eduardo Ferre speaks exclusively to Growth Business about succeeding despite ‘some bad advice’ and the desire to pass on his experience to the next generation of entrepreneurs

Women-owned start-ups are ‘real models’ for businesses

Women are increasingly leaving the corporate world to start their own businesses where the majority are achieving greater success. In this article, Ian Symes shares his insights from Right Management’s research report When Women Lead, Businesses do Better, to explain why women-owned businesses are powerful ‘real models’ for other businesses.

Harnessing my fear – my first year as an entrepreneur

Last year's Pitch to Rich winner Carl Thomas writes on how he has used fear to his advantage in his first year of running a business

The Year of the Plane part 3: Productivity through connectivity

In his third of a series of blog posts about his life as an international business leader, Ben Hutt, CEO of digital recruitment marketplace Talent Party, shares the routines he has developed to help maintain connectivity and communication while he is on the road


Report exposes lack of ROI insight from customer service

'28% of organisations do not measure the cost of customer service'

The gap in businesses’ measurement of customer experience means they don’t know what customers really want, research finds

What moves small-cap share prices?

Research report into the top-performing 100 companies below the FTSE 350 and on AIM.

Cash Shells Directory 2014

The annual Cash Shells Directory is an invaluable guide for companies and advisers considering joining the stock market by reversing into a shell, providing a list of potential candidates and a commentary on each of them.

M&A on AIM 2014

Mergers and acquisition activity by AIM companies hit a four-year high in 2013, bucking the general UK trend. So far, 2014 has shown a similar buoyancy.