News & Market Deals

Only 8% of companies seeking crowdfunding are in profit

Business News

92% of companies seeking to raise finance on crowdfunding platforms are unprofitable or have no trading history

Bristol sustainable energy projects eye cash rewards

Business News

Bristol community groups could grab a share of £10,000 for their efforts

New public and private-backed growth programme launches

Business News

Designed by entrepreneurs, the Government, universities and UK leading corporates, Growth Builder is now open for applications

Top 13 crowdfunding campaigns of 2015 revealed

Fundraising Deals

Exploding kittens and vegetarian butchers among biggest fundraisers of the year

Autumn Statement 2015: As it happened

Business News Autumn Statement: Chancellor George Osborne

Build-up and live coverage of chancellor George Osborne's Autumn Statement and Spending Review

Driving growth through employee engagement

Business Finance

You will often hear experts says that good people make a business: in this piece, in association with HSBC, we explore what that really means for SMEs.

Growing a Business

Skills and fit: Can you get the balance right?

Finding the balance between skills and fit when recruiting

Leadership & Mentors

Tom Marsden, CEO of Saberr, discusses the “skills versus fit” debate and advises how companies can be more diligent in the hiring process to make sure they get the balance right

Five ways to drastically boost your email subscriptions

Marketing Strategies & Research

Despite the vast adoption of social media and video marketing measures, email still remains the popular choice for brands.

Comment and Analysis

UK couriers struggle despite record spending

Consumer spending is on the up and internet shopping means couriers should be winning more business: but some are still struggling despite the seemingly favourable conditions

China sees smartphone slowdown

While global smart phones sales continue to boom, there are signs that the market in China is starting to level off: so why is the world's biggest economy turning off the technology?

Gaining a degree: business sense for young people?

The value of business degrees for those looking to earn a sizeable salary has long been a source of fierce debate: but they may be worth more than some want you to believe...

The Entrepreneur

Self-assessment: Are you fighting against the deadline?

Last minute tips for filing your Self Assessment tax return

With the deadline for self-assessment tax returns fast approaching, here are some tips for those who are fighting against time

100 quotes from the most successful business minds

Entrepreneurs face numerous decisions on everyday basis – many without the proper amount of information or enough time to address them thoroughly.

Pick-up coach hoping to drag industry from the gutter by preaching respect for women

Richard La Ruina runs a business that coaches men on how to approach women (and vice versa) and has written a best-selling book on the subject: but he is keen to distance himself from contemporaries who have recently incurred the wrath of feminist groups and the Home Office

How growing technology companies can grab investors’ attention 

Investors are presented with more opportunities than they can realistically filter: so how do you make sure you're more than just a statistic to them?


Cash Shells Directory 2015

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

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.