News & Market Deals

Queen’s Speech designed to ‘lock in growth’ amid EU uncertainty

Business News

Strong focus on business and tax legislation sets out government’s stall: but the looming EU Referendum remains a concern

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

How to stop your golden business idea running away from you

Business Planning & Expansion Balancing act: The period between inspiration and growth can be precarious

Having that killer idea is an exciting time and acts as the springboard to business growth: but converting it into successful expansion and profit can be harder than it first seems...

RealVNC: Still a start-up after 13 years?

Lessons from an Entrepreneur

Is being a start-up as much a cultural concern as a chronological one? Read about one start-up that still claims the title after 13 years

Growing a Business

Digital defence: Are SMEs slipping on cyber security?

The importance of cyber security for SMEs

Business Tools

Cyber security has been discussed at length for a while now, yet there are signs SMEs are starting to slip in their processes: so why should they still be vigilant and what can they do to keep up their defences?

Legal transparency: How does the act affect businesses?

Company law – transparency and accountability

Business Regulations

The Small Business, Enterprise and Employment Act was given Royal Assent in March: so what does this mean for SMEs and do they need to take any steps to be fully compliant?

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

Breaking good: Five successful entrepreneurs with criminal backgrounds

We all know entrepreneurs as the hard-working business owners who drive our economy: but some have travelled to their current status on a road you wouldn’t describe as the straight and narrow…

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

Research

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.

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