News & Market Deals

Start Up Loans scheme moves past £100 million mark

Business News

Lord Young's Start Up Loans programme has now awarded its 20,000 commitment, taking its overall activity beyond £100 million.

Admedo adds venture capital firms to list of backers

Fundraising Deals

Advertising platform Admedo has convinced four venture capital investors to back its growth, and raised $2 million in the process.

Dial-a-Phone founder joins investment into mobile app Roamer

Fundraising Deals

Mobile roaming smartphone application Roamer has dialled up a $1.3 million funding round so that it can broaden its offering.

Penn Pharmaceuticals sale set to net LDC three times return on investment

Mergers & Acquisitions

LDC has exited a seven-year investment in Penn Pharmaceuticals by selling the healthcare-orientated business to Packaging Coordinators.

Why I invested in Zoopla

Venture Capital & Private Equity Alex Macpherson had worked with the founding team of Zoopla previously

After watching one of the firm's early investments join the London Stock Exchange, Alex Macpherson, head of the Ventures team at Octopus Investments, explains what he saw in Zoopla that first excited him.

How to be pitch perfect when seeking investment for your business

Business Finance

Having recently raised $6 million from the venture capital community, Hassle.com co-founder and CEO Alex Depledge provides guidance on how best to be successful in the process.

Growing a Business

Doing some simple market research can reveal the true scale of something

Top tips for growing your start-up business

Business Planning & Expansion

Before going full steam ahead with ramping up business growth, consider what must be done initially to give the best possible chance for success.

A planned induction process is key to make sure a new hire is integrated well

How to make the most of the induction process for new employees

Human Resources

Sarah Mandeville, recruitment manager at Gekko, gives her tips on what must be done early on to ensure new staff are welcomed and then retained.

Comment and Analysis

Hunter Ruthven

Hunter Ruthven

Getting involved with the International Festival for Business

Taking Tech Invest north in search of businesses hoping to grow through equity funding.

Hunter Ruthven

Boiling down the contents of the government's Small Business, Enterprise and Employment Bill

After much fanfare, and an appearance during the Queen's Speech, the Small Business, Enterprise and Employment Bill has been unveiled. But what does it promise for enterprising UK companies?

Hunter Ruthven

What can we learn about management from the World Cup Finals?

Over the next month 32 men will be put under intense pressure and scrutiny to deliver success on a global level, sound familiar?

Christian Lanng

Why SMEs should implement truly flexible working

Flexible working has been around for a while in various forms, but here is why I think a truly flexible approach works.

The Entrepreneur

Jamie Turner drew a number of conclusions from Tech Entrepreneur Week

Key learnings from Tech Entrepreneur Week

Jamie Turner, CTO at Postcode Anywhere, examines Tech Entrepreneur Week to determine what must be done to build a great technology company.

When business borrowing is a bad idea

In an era where there have never been more options when it comes to business finance, Jonathan Kettle, founder of Taxicode, argues that no external investment at all is the best course to sail.

Pursuing business growth? It pays to know your limits and relinquish control

When a company reaches a certain stage, XLN Business Services founder Christian Nellemann believes it is critical to take a step back and allow the talent assembled to flourish.

Jobandtalent's quest to disrupt the recruitment sector

For those who are open to a job change, but reluctant to invest time in the process, jobandtalent has created a new platform fusing traditional job postings with complex analytics. GrowthBusiness finds out more.

Research

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.

Directors' Pay on AIM 2014

Directors' pay on AIM 2014

The most complete review of directors' remuneration on AIM, including basic salary, bonus and benefits.

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