News & Market Deals

London startup TransferWise leads underwear protest in New York

Business News

Spectacle designed to highlighting lack of transparency in US banking practices

Mid-market enterprises contribute €1 trillion to European economy in 2014

Business News

Report by Sage predicts output to reach €1.2 trillion by 2019

CBI: Flexible contracts ‘support business growth’

Business News

Business body responds to figures suggesting there are 1.8m zero-hours workers in the UK

Lack of digital and foreign markets expertise top concerns for SMEs

Business News

Effective online and overseas trading still beyond many businesses

Tops tips for SMEs seeking finance

Business Finance Lifeblood: Pro-entrepreneur rhetoric hasn't always translated to funding

Ahead of the election politicians are queuing up to praise entrepreneurs and SME – but funding can still be hard to come by. Read on for some tips to bear in mind when looking to secure the cash to develop your business. By Christopher Maule, CEO & founder, UK Bond Network.

How to keep cash flowing through seasonal peaks and troughs

Business Finance

Seasonal imbalances are a particular problem for smaller companies without the financial muscle to absorb occasional losses: Aldermore Bank MD Damon Walford explains how to plan ahead and survive

Growing a Business

Profile: The IT Group


IT consultancy provides expertise in both civil and forensic trials

Paperhat Group CEO Tim Peppiatt

‘Ambitious board’ drives Paperhat Group growth strategy

Marketing Strategies & Research

Two acquisitions already in 2015 signal positive intentions for creative services and marketing specialists

Comment and Analysis

How higher civil court fees will affect mid-market businesses

You might not realise that a recent rise in civil court fees and your business's profits could be linked, but a top solicitor explains why you're wrong...

Hywel Roberts

Does tax avoidance among global corporates put UK SMEs at a disadvantage?

The spotlight is firmly on tax reduction among large global firms operating in the UK – but is the practice putting smaller domestic companies on the back foot?

Top tips for SMEs managing multi-channel communications

With the number of channels between businesses and customers increasing all the time, not getting it right can put SMEs at a major disadvantage. Read on for ways to ensure that doesn't happen

The Entrepreneur

On the rack: Boden's wife was an inspiration when launching his own business

Video: Watch Johnnie Boden discusses still maintaining the entrepreneurial spirit into his fifties

Extreme spousal pressure only one reason given in fascinating profile

The Year of the Plane: part 1

In his first of a series of blog posts, Ben Hutt, CEO of digital recruitment marketplace Talent Party, shares his challenges, successes and lessons learnt when taking his business into international markets

6 sportsmen who started their own businesses

Find out which former footballer saved a well-known pasty retailer


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.

M&A on AIM 2014

Mergers and acquisition activity by AIM companies hit a four-year high in 2013, bucking the general UK trend. So far, 2014 has shown a similar buoyancy.