News & Market Deals

Half of SMEs ‘permanent non-borrowers’

Business News

Many SMEs looking to pay down debt; but appetite for credit among remaining companies remains high

Top global M&A advisory firms revealed

Business News

Firms that have advised on both the highest volume and value of deals in 2015 Q1 compiled in a report by Experian

Very last places available for presenting companies at Tech Invest London, 18 June

Business News

The event connects tech companies looking for growth finance with top investors is close to full capacity

Trustpilot raises $73.5m in Series D funding round

Fundraising Deals

Money will be put towards supporting global growth strategy

How to stop your golden business idea running away from you

Business Planning & Expansion Balancing act: The period between inspiration and growth can be precarious

Having that killer idea is an exciting time and acts as the springboard to business growth: but converting it into successful expansion and profit can be harder than it first seems...

RealVNC: Still a start-up after 13 years?

Lessons from an Entrepreneur

Is being a start-up as much a cultural concern as a chronological one? Read about one start-up that still claims the title after 13 years

Growing a Business

Appy talk: Free mobile apps can be very useful

10 free apps every entrepreneur needs

Objects of Desire

Being an entrepreneur eats away at pretty much all your time and, initially, a large chunk of any savings: but with free and useful apps there is a way to fight back and regain some of those invaluable minutes and resources...

Modern times: Apps are revolutionising small business

How the right technology can revolutionise small businesses

Technology for Business

For a few years now, revolutionary technology has propelled businesses forward. We have seen the likes of Uber and Snapchat transform our lives with technologies we simply cannot live without. But how do they do it? And what lessons can small businesses learn from these success stories?

Comment and Analysis

Hywel Roberts

Hywel Roberts

Is it possible to make a successful transition from business to politics?

Serial entrepreneur Ivan Massow has entered the race to succeed Boris Johnson as Mayor of London: but is it ever a good idea for people from the world of business to cross over into politics?

Invest in the North and the jobs will come

The economy of the UK as a whole is in a fragile state, with a North-South divide still present: but investment in the North can bring both equality and jobs

Ensuring the future of the UK’s sharing economy

The Sharing Economy is the UK's biggest financial success story for decades: so how can we ensure it stays true to its roots while ensuring a safe an robust future?

How to grow your company culture from day one

Company culture is formed from the very start of a business's lifecycle: so how can you ensure you get it right from day one?

The Entrepreneur

Appy talk: Free mobile apps can be very useful

10 free apps every entrepreneur needs

Being an entrepreneur eats away at pretty much all your time and, initially, a large chunk of any savings: but with free and useful apps there is a way to fight back and regain some of those invaluable minutes and resources...

Breaking good: Five successful entrepreneurs with criminal backgrounds

We all know entrepreneurs as the hard-working business owners who drive our economy: but some have travelled to their current status on a road you wouldn’t describe as the straight and narrow…

Some people ‘born to be employers’, says Swimming Nature founder and CEO

Brazilian entrepreneur Eduardo Ferre speaks exclusively to Growth Business about succeeding despite ‘some bad advice’ and the desire to pass on his experience to the next generation of entrepreneurs

Women-owned start-ups are ‘real models’ for businesses

Women are increasingly leaving the corporate world to start their own businesses where the majority are achieving greater success. In this article, Ian Symes shares his insights from Right Management’s research report When Women Lead, Businesses do Better, to explain why women-owned businesses are powerful ‘real models’ for other businesses.

Research

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.

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