News & Market Deals

Business leaders urge Osborne to address business rates and productivity in Autumn Statement

Business News

Strong desire to see action on issues that affect SME employers in today’s Spending Review and Autumn Statement

Baby Bundle enters UK market with $1.8m seed round and Mumsnet partnership

Fundraising Deals

British founders Nick and Anthony Von Christierson launched the app in the US and are now bringing it back to a British audience

Edge Investments announces £40m fund to boost creative industries

Fundraising Deals

Fund supported by the British Business bank and aims to address ‘funding drought’ in British creative industries

Hostmaker closes $2m seed funding round 

Fundraising Deals

First VC-backed hospitality management service for Airbnb hosts in Europe raises funds in round led by DN Capital

The future of work is here: embracing 21st century communications

Technology for Business Modern comms: Are you ready to adapt?

Unified Communications & Collaboration is the new way of interacting that's coming to a workplace near you – and soon

Outward-bound merger and acquisition activity in Asia

Merger & Acquisition

Here, Peter Gray assesses Asian M&A opportunities in today's marketplace

Growing a Business

Banks regularly turndown businesses seeking a commercial loan

Five reasons banks use to reject applications for commercial mortgages

Business Finance

When most commercial borrowers apply for commercial mortgages and banks reject their application, they feel confused and lost because banks don’t bother to explain why they have turned it down.

Soft factors: Are they the new guide for private equity?

Soft factors: The next big thing in private equity

Business Finance

New research shows that investors need to pay more attention to soft factors if they want to be successful in the future – growth businesses are well-advised to prepare for greater organisational scrutiny

Comment and Analysis

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...

Hywel Roberts

Small business commissioner: scourge of late payers or toothless PR exercise?

The announcement or a new role names small business commissioner was greeted with cautious optimism this week: but what powers will this new office bring with it and will it have any real clout to effect change around late payments and beyond?

The Entrepreneur

Exit success: Paul Taberner

The mid-life quandary for entrepreneurs – and how to resolve it

Should you sell up now while the going is good or wait until retirement? Paul Taberner, Investment Director at Enterprise Ventures, suggests another option

How to choose the right location for your new business

Semyon Dovzhik, founder of Company Address, explores the importance of business location and how to choose the right address for your company. Company Address is a leading provider of mail forwarding and virtual address services.

Going it alone: How to start your very own business 

Design and printing specialist Helloprint has created a new infographic designed to help budding entrepreneurs set up their own businesses

The biggest business rivalries of all time

Check out this infographic from on the biggest rivalries the business world has ever seen: and more importantly who came out on top. To see the original source follow the link here


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.