News & Market Deals

US payments-as-a-service firm eyes UK market

Business News

WePay, payments partner to the 'platform economy' across the Atlantic, expands to the UK to link multi-party payments overseas

UK M&A activity post-Brexit: what's the verdict?

Business News

According to Thomson Reuters' scorecard for Q2 2016 looking at trends in deal making, UK M&A activity totals $95 billion (£72 billion), down 53 per cent compared to year-to-date 2015. However, industry figures contradict the assertion that deal making may slow post-Brexit

Fuss Free Phones raises seed investment to expand reach across ageing population

Business News

Dedicated mobile service for elderly users, Fuss Free Phones secured seed funding from European impact investment bank ClearlySo to launch far and wide

On-demand sales force service raises $10m to help businesses Brexit-proof

Business News

Universal Avenue, a Swedish business connecting growing businesses with freelancers globally, announced its series A funding today, led by Eight Roads Ventures Europe

What is invoice factoring?

Business Finance

Invoice factoring is a commonly used but often misunderstood type of business finance — what is factoring, and how does it work? Funding Options CEO Conrad Ford explains

Dragons' Den favourites revealed

Business News

Ahead of the new series of BBC 2's Dragons' Den, business data site Company Check analysed all 187 businesses that have appeared on the show. Here are the top trends

Growing a Business

Breaking the culture of presenteeism

Human Resources

Technology may be the best bet for businesses to wean Britain's young workers off a culture where attendance takes precedence over quality of work

How short term loans can keep your start-up afloat

Business Finance

A short term loan can keep you in the black, especially if you're dealing with late payments or are still in the process of establishing a solid credit history

Comment and Analysis

Five questions to ask before choosing an investor

Your investor could be with you for a number of years and during that time will be actively involved with your business, including sitting on your board. Here are top things to consider when forging the relationship

Is there a need for a Pokémon policy?

With one company threatening dismissal if the game is played in work and Boeing finding it had been downloaded 100 times on company mobiles, Law at Work’s legal adviser Paman Singh reflects on whether employers should be considering a Pokémon policy

Lessons from fashion retail

According to Uwe Hennig, CEO of retail analytics software firm Detego, fashion leads the charge in retail. Here's what growth businesses can learn from the latest trends in one of the most resilient and en vogue sectors

Brexit: the challenge of accepting change

Martin Brenig-Jones, MD of Catalyst Consulting outlines how those who voted to remain in the EU can accept and make the most of the Brexit vote

The Entrepreneur

Never stop learning: Active Digital

At a time when pay-as-you-go and disposable phones were all the rage, Jo Wimble-Groves realised that a one-size-fits-all approach would undercut a huge chunk of business technology users. In 1996, she set up Active Digital to provide businesses with the mobile technology they actually need, and since then, has worked with clients as varied as GB Taekwondo and Iron Maiden

Take risks, stay focussed: Larsson & Jennings

Andrew Jennings dipped into his savings and put up as much personal finance as he could leverage to make his vision come true. In four short years, his Swiss-made watch brand, Larsson & Jennings has penetrated the luxury market in London and New York. Here's how

​A giant leap for aviation: Stratajet

While most entrepreneurs rush to start up the minute their idea comes to mind, Jonny Nicol took five years to work out every detail of his business, without any guarantee of a pay-off. Here's how Stratajet, the aviation industry's best hope, took off

13 to watch: London's top tech innovators revealed

To coincide with London Tech Invest, GrowthBusiness profiles 13 of the most exciting early-stage technology companies that are on the fast track

Research

Directors' Pay on AIM 2016

The annual Directors’ Pay on AIM report is the most comprehensive review of directors’ remuneration on AIM available. It’s ideal for benchmarking your team’s salary, that of your organisation and even your own salary.

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

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