News & Market Deals

Osborne will allow local authorities to keep all revenue from business rates

Business News

Plan to stimulate local business growth announced in speech to Conservative Party Conference in Manchester

Octopus Ventures launches $140m fund to target later-stage investments

Fundraising Deals

New fund intended to broaden investment offering for Octopus Ventures, which is part of the wider Octopus Group

Businesses failing to meet customers’ rising expectations

Business News

Poor relationship management through call centres and lack of digital customer services biggest gripes, according to survey released to coincide with National Customer Service Week

Top names in investment and entrepreneurship honoured at Investor Allstars Awards

Business News

Prestigious event hosted by GP Bullhound and Vitesse Media celebrates excellence in the investment and wider business communities

Summer Budget 2015: Business live feed

Business News Summer Budget: It is the first from a Conservative government since 1996

Live updates as chancellor George Osborne delivers the first Conservative Budget since 1996

Wimbledon’s winning mindset – lessons for business leaders

Leadership & Mentors

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?

Growing a Business

Outward-bound merger and acquisition activity in Asia

Merger & Acquisition

Here, Peter Gray assesses Asian M&A opportunities in today's marketplace

Google AdWords: Are you using it efficiently?

The key to success when using Google AdWords

Technology for Business

Many people see Google AdWords as a magic bullet for their advertising needs: but how can you make sure you're getting the maximum value for your business's online visibility?

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

SRI: It is now receiving support from the top names in finance

Why socially responsible investing is the big new trend in the UK

Support from no lesser authority than the governor of the Bank of England is offering his support for SRI – so is the appetite there to take up the mantle?

Seven of the best start-ups in Wales

Before the World Cup clash of the Titans on Saturday we take a look at what Wales has to offer off the rugby field

Why fintech is the way to go if you're considering a start-up

Fintech is blowing up and London is the sector's biggest hub: so how can you get involved and make hay while the sun shines?

People forget ‘pain’ of entrepreneurship, says former Dragon Piers Linney

Loneliness and financial stress lead to dark times for all who branch out on their own, says EY Entrepreneur of the Year and prominent angel investor


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.