News & Market Deals

WEALTH at work makes first strategic acquisition with Life Academy deal

Mergers & Acquisitions

Workplace financial education supplier acquires direct competitor following private equity investment from Equistone Partners

Octopus Investments backs talent development business SCM World

Fundraising Deals

VC and private equity fund invests in talent management development business

Four Communications acquires PR specialist Broadgate Mainland

Mergers & Acquisitions

Deal is first acquisition since Four secured £10m investment from Business Growth Fund

LabStyle Innovations closes $2.5m funding round

Fundraising Deals

Money to be put to supporting global roll-out of mobile diabetes monitoring solution Dario

Wimbledon’s winning mindset – lessons for business leaders

Leadership & Mentors Winning mentality: Can an elite sporting mentality translate to business?

The gladiatorial arena of Wimbledon is where champions are made every year: so what can entrepreneurs and business leaders learn from the mindset that drives them to victory?

What’s in a name? The changing language of brands

Marketing Strategies & Research

Is it still possible to pick a truly inspiring name or are all the best ones now taken? Here are some tips on picking a brand name that can make you stand out

Growing a Business

Office environment: Getting it right can have multiple benefits

Top tips for finding and creating the perfect working environment

Business Planning & Expansion

Olly Olsen, Co-CEO of The Office Group, provider of flexible design-led office space, talks about what to consider when searching for an office and how the right working environment can help boost productivity

Foreign exchange: Do you know how to hedge?

Forecasting foreign exchange rate fluctuations

Financial Management

Hedging on foreign exchange rates can be a money-spinner for SMEs if done well: so how can you make sure you reap the benefits?

Comment and Analysis

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

Are businesses still carrying the burden of the recession?

Kevin Uphill, chairman of specialist business sales, acquisitions and strategy provider Avondale, discusses what surviving businesses must do in order to grow and thrive in the post recession economy

The Entrepreneur

20 of the most exciting technology companies of 2015

Following on from our Tech Invest London event, here we have profiles of all of the presenting companies: between them they represent some of the most innovative young businesses around today

Tech Innovators 2015: 3D Repo Limited

3D Repo Limited are one of our top 20 tech innovators for 2015

Tech Innovators 2015: Wisejet

Wisejet are one of our top 20 tech innovators for 2015

Tech Innovators 2015: Turtleclass

Turtleclass are one of our top 20 tech innovators for 2015

Research

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.

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