News & Market Deals

Leaked documents reveal Business Growth Service to be ‘wound down’

Business News

Cuts to governmental budgets, revealed in George Osborne’s spending review, spell the end for several support services businesses have come to rely on

Scottish Equity Partners back with new investment

Fundraising Deals

Leading venture capital partners put their lot behind online sports equipment retailer

Ctrlio closes $1.3 million funding round

Fundraising Deals

Investors include former Genesis frontman Peter Gabriel raises €1.2m in funding round

Fundraising Deals

Website for buying contemporary art covers more than 400 galleries

Why a business plan is for the lifecycle – not just for start-ups

Business Finance Business plan: Do you ensure yours is always relevant?

Creating and maintaining an effective business plan may seem like simple stuff, but there are still those who don't update them effectively and run into problems: in this piece, in association with HSBC, we look at how you can get it right.

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

Technology for Business

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

Growing a Business

Legal technology: Is it levelling the playing field for businesses?

Do SMEs really need to pay big money for law firms?

Business Regulations

To date the UK’s £29bn legal services market has widely avoided the disruptive impact of the digital revolution: but as Lexoo’s David Bushby explains, the landscape is changing, with technology now making it possible for entrepreneurs to access top quality legal advice at an affordable price

Business finance: Options are available beyond the traditional banking routes

Five funding options to replace a removed bank overdraft

Business Finance

Business overdrafts are being withdrawn at an alarming rate: but it need not be the end of the road, as Conrad Ford explains

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.