News & Market Deals

UK could become the world's leading 'sharing economy'

Business News

Digital innovation is creating entirely new ways of doing business, unlocking economic value from skills and assets people already own

Dealing with demanding bosses is tougher than risking your life on the job, British workers claim

Business News

British workers rate emotional demands ahead of danger when defining the toughest aspects of their jobs.

YPlan raises eight figures for ambitious expansion 

Fundraising Deals

Mobile start-up YPlan has raised £15.3 million of funding from the likes of Octopus Investments.

Finance Wales leads funding round for medical devices company

Fundraising Deals

Multiple investors join forces to back development of new electrosurgical system. 

Start-up pitching: By his royal appointment

Be an Entrepreneur The Duke of York has turned his attention to the start-up community

Pitching to a room full of peers is difficult enough, but imagine doing it with the scrutinising eye of HRH Duke of York less than 10 feet away.

Using war wounds to build a beauty business

Business Leaders

Serial entrepreneurs have the advantage of learning from their mistakes, and for Lopo Champalimaud it’s a case of using his battle scars to bring the wellness and beauty sector online.

Growing a Business

Brian Cox at the Rolex Awards for Enterprise

Inside The Rolex Awards for Enterprise

Business Tools

In this video, we look at the awards supporting those with a special spirit of enterprise. 

Using legally watertight contracts is extremely important for growth businesses

How to secure the foundations of your business

Business Planning & Expansion

Here, we look at the fundamental procedures that entrepreneurs need to observe to ensure a strong basis to their business. 

Comment and Analysis

Feminising modern management

Margaret Kett discusses the issue of gender diversity in the boardroom and what can propel women into the higher echelons of management. 

Simon Daniel

Selfies, saunas and royal planes: My day with David Cameron and 8 Nordic and Baltic prime ministers

Last week I flew to Helsinki with David Cameron as part of a UK delegation of five cleantech and education experts speaking at the Northern Future Forum (NFF).

Hunter Ruthven

The living wage movement gathers momentum

With Scottish football club Hearts and cinema chain Curzon agreeing to pay staff an hourly rate above the minimum wage, are employers beginning to recognise that employees need more to make ends meet.

Hunter Ruthven

Time for The Apprentice to decide its purpose

What started as a TV show attempting to find the next superstar of Alan Sugar's business empire has turned into a tit-for-tat 12-week cat fight culminating in an angel investment you'd never find in the business world.

The Entrepreneur

“You know nothing, Jon Snow” - Ygritte

The striking similarities between Game of Thrones and your business (spoiler alert)

The events depicted in the fictional land of Westeros bear uncanny resemblance to many business environments.

Have you ever wondered what secrets make top business leaders so successful?

Here, we look at the little things that add up to form the profile of a successful entrepreneur. 

Is running a company the new retirement?

Young CEOs may grab a lot of the headlines these days, but entrepreneurs over 50 are giving them a run for their money

Business leaders, investors and the Queen: The people behind the world's most expensive homes

Owning a successful business is a sure-fire way to get yourself a beautiful home. But It would take a lot of success to afford these properties

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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