News & Market Deals

Cloud services company Appirio in $35m funding boost

Fundraising Deals

Successful Series E funding round and new ex-Amazon CTO for global services business

Brain training app Peak wins $7m in Series A funding round

Fundraising Deals

Latest investment takes total funding to $10m since app’s launch last year

Social gaming network gamesGRABR raises £450,000 with help of London Co-Investment Fund

Fundraising Deals

Start-up raises capital through Crowdcube, including substantial investment from London Co-Investment Fund 

Take Eat Easy raises €6m for European expansion

Fundraising Deals

Company now positioned to take on Just Eat and Hungry House in UK market: while also offering deliveries of restaurant-quality food

Social media, where’s my damn return??

Marketing Strategies & Research Money talks: Monetising social media is still seen as a dark art by many

We are all aware of the power of social media, so why are so many still so poor at getting a return on their investment in it?

Budget 2015: What the experts want vs what they expect

Business Regulations

How will chancellor George Osborne look to woo both businesses and individual voters with this final pre-election budget? Top names from the field give their views

Growing a Business

Information age: Data is key when growing your business

Data in the DNA: Growing a company with data at its core

Technology for Business

You can have all the flair in the world and the best business instincts ever seen: but sometimes there's just no substitute for a great big cache of data...

Bowled over: Influencing others doesn't always require authority

How to influence without authority

Leadership & Mentors

Being able to influence others without relying on authority can be an invaluable skill, says Stephen Archer

Comment and Analysis

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?

Using adversity to drive innovation in business

Most established businesses have seen their share of adversity in recent times – but there is an opportunity to turn the difficulties to their advantage

Growth Business election round-up: Week 2

As the second week of the election campaign draws to a close we look at the main talking points

The Entrepreneur

Social network: Business leaders can be a fountain of knowledge

Consult with people ‘one step ahead of you’ for start-up success, says Trustpilot founder

Surrounding himself with those one step ahead on their journey the most useful thing to do at the start, says Peter Mühlmann

What kind of entrepreneur are you?

This handy infographic from Neomam studios tells you what kind of entrepreneur you are or what you could be

The Year of the Plane part 2: Three promises

In his second of a series of blog posts, Ben Hutt, CEO of digital recruitment marketplace Talent Party, shares his thoughts on the three commitments that business owners should make to achieve balance

The British Invasion: How to break into the US market

Martin Campbell, MD at SaaS company Ormsby Street, shares first-hand SXSW advice from US firms on how UK businesses can gain a foothold in the US

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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