News & Market Deals

Crowdfunding campaign for technology to tackle gun crime approaches £500,000 target

Fundraising Deals

Radio Physics Solutions aiming to raise £500,000 for technology to aid detection of guns, knives and other weapons

Oxford Tech Cluster set for £1bn funding boost

Fundraising Deals

Number of recent success stories from the city sees investment in local tech start-ups soar

Top 15 M&A deals of 2015 H1 announced

Business News

Energy and healthcare deals dominate M&A landscape as global activity soars

UK M&A activity accounts for 45% of total European value

Mergers & Acquisitions

UK way ahead of other European markets in first half of 2015 as US regulations stall transatlantic deals

Ajay Chowdhury named dealmaker of the year at the M&A Awards

Business News M&A excellence: The awards celebrate some of the biggest names in the industry

Former CEO of Seatwave recognised for work on deal to acquire Timbre: 11 more awards also announced at ceremony in Park Plaza Victoria

How to pitch to investors: What kind of fundraising collateral do I need?

Business News

Selling equity requires many things and sales collateral is one of them: here Octopus Ventures expert Simon King explains how to make sure you have it

Growing a Business

Growing pains: How can they be minimised when expanding?

Five common growing pains for small businesses

Business Planning & Expansion

What are the biggest common headaches experienced by growing businesses? See if you agree with the five outlined below

Tied up: Red tape can distract from the important business of making a profit

Internal efficiencies: the key to reducing red tape

Business Planning & Expansion

Red tape is consistently cited as one of the main barriers to business growth: so how can businesses adapt their own working methods to minimise its impact?

Comment and Analysis

Are businesses still carrying the burden of the recession?

Kevin Uphill, chairman of specialist business sales, acquisitions and strategy provider Avondale, discusses what surviving businesses must do in order to grow and thrive in the post recession economy

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?

The Entrepreneur

Social lending: Can friends and family replace payday lenders?

Serial entrepreneur takes on payday loan 'monsters' with Flendr

Daniel Green has a colourful and hugely successful history in business: so can he turn the ‘money hub for friends and family’ into his next winning idea?

Can Tech City seriously challenge Silicon Valley as a hub for tech start-ups?

East London's Tech City is now five years old: so how is it faring and it is mounting a serious challenge to the world's top tech incubators?

‘Good guys’ of medical science developing games to improve cognitive health

MyCognition founder and chairman Keiron Sparrowhawk tells us about the inspiration behind his business and how he hopes the technology will help mankind

Records for investment in London's tech scene are tumbling this year – here's why...

To mark the start of London Technology Week we look at the reasons behind global investors finally injecting some serious cash into the city's tech start-ups

Research

Directors' Pay on AIM 2015

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

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.

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