News & Market Deals

Devolved business rates: power to local communities or a race to the bottom?

Business News

Under new rules announced by George Osborne local authorities will have complete control over setting business rates: but what does that mean for small businesses in different communities?

Small business apprenticeships hammered to facilitate tax credits u-turn 

Business News

The chancellor announced a surprise u-turn on tax credits today: but the £3.3bn shortfall that it presents is to be shifted to SMEs looking for apprentices

The Autumn Statement 2015: Full transcript

Business News

The whole speech delivered by chancellor George Osborne on 25 November 2015

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

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

International expansion: Do you know the right time to grow?

International expansion: picking the perfect moment

Business Planning & Expansion

International expansion is key for any business looking to grow: but be cautious about rushing into it before you're ready, says Amer Hasan

Digital marketing: What are the big trends for 2016?

Digital marketing trends to look out for in 2016

Marketing Strategies & Research

Here is a look at the hot new digital marketing trends for 2016 and how you can use them for your business

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.