News & Market Deals

Use language of ‘risk and reward’ to attract backers, says BGF investor

Business News

Investor for the prolific Business Growth Fund offers advice to young businesses looking for growth capital

British entrepreneurs haven’t had a dedicated bank ‘for 30 years’

Business News

Structure of UK banking puts UK entrepreneurs on the back foot compared to counterparts in other markets, according to OakNorth Bank CEO Rishi Khosla

Alternative routes to public markets beckon, says report

IPO & City News

Paper on ‘reversing into a cash shell’ explores options available for those looking to take their businesses public

Football fan platform 90min closes $15m funding round

Fundraising Deals

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What are the next big trends in fintech?

Business Finance Fintech trends: What are the latest sub-sectors that are exciting investors?

Martin Campbell, MD at fintech startup Ormsby Street, fresh from FinovateFall 2015, reveals what might be coming to the UK from the US

Lending a hand: How can banks and SMEs align their interests to mutual benefit?

Business Finance

Lenders old and new are have to work with SMEs to make sure the stream of funding leaving small businesses doesn't become a flood: but what can be done?

Growing a Business

Business advice: Lord Sugar is the top name in UK enterprise

Be transparent, expect transparency - Lord Sugar's advice to businesses

Leadership & Mentors

Renowned businessperson Lord Alan Sugar has been providing his tips for entrepreneurs, via business data site Company Check. Here, Alastair Campbell, founder of Company Check, explores what Sugar’s advice means for businesses.

Branded bags: Are they the key to business growth?

Branding your carrier bags to expand your business

Marketing Strategies & Research

Can branded bags be the surprise key to business growth in retail?

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?

Hywel Roberts

Summer Budget 2015: Could the living wage be Osborne’s biggest blunder?

As the dust settles on the Summer Budget cracks are already appearing in the chancellor’s plans

The Entrepreneur

SRI: It is now receiving support from the top names in finance

Why socially responsible investing is the big new trend in the UK

Support from no lesser authority than the governor of the Bank of England is offering his support for SRI – so is the appetite there to take up the mantle?

Seven of the best start-ups in Wales

Before the World Cup clash of the Titans on Saturday we take a look at what Wales has to offer off the rugby field

Why fintech is the way to go if you're considering a start-up

Fintech is blowing up and London is the sector's biggest hub: so how can you get involved and make hay while the sun shines?

People forget ‘pain’ of entrepreneurship, says former Dragon Piers Linney

Loneliness and financial stress lead to dark times for all who branch out on their own, says EY Entrepreneur of the Year and prominent angel investor


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.

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.