News & Market Deals

Saltside Technologies secures $40m is Series C funding round

Fundraising Deals

Operator of online marketplaces looking to accelerate investments in product development and brand building

Zone receives £6m Business Growth Fund boost

Fundraising Deals

Digital marketing agency counts Coca-Cola and Tesco among clients

10 steps to crowdfunding your business

Business Finance 'Reaching the first 10% of your goal is the most difficult stage of the whole process.'

Most businesses that attempt to crowdfund are either not accepted onto a platform or don’t reach their fundraising goal - mainly because they’re unprepared and don’t understand exactly what it takes to attract investors. Here are 10 steps that will help you get it right.

Why SMEs need to think about continuity planning

Business Planning & Expansion

Anand Ramdeo, director and co-founder of digital estate planning firm Planned Departure, discusses the need for succession planning. 

Growing a Business

Go West: Wales hosts some big names in industry

How three large companies benefited from operations in Wales

Marketing Strategies & Research

Here, in a piece associated with Just Ask: Wales, we take a look at how being situated in Wales contributed to the success of subsidiaries of Toyota, British Airways and Monitise

Skip the Q: The app allows you to order drinks from your phone

Q&A: Serge Taborin, CEO, Q App

Business Finance

Read tips on preparing for a funding round from an entrepreneur currently going through the process

Comment and Analysis

Why high-growth companies struggle with customer experience

Mike Hughes, MD of customer management consultancy, PeopleTECH, on how high-growth businesses can avoid delivering a bad customer experience.

Planning your exit strategy: Why tech businesses need to think ahead

Planning an exit strategy is vital for any business; even if you are thinking it will be some time away. Chris Cairns, Partner at Alliotts Accountants, looks at some of the common exit options for businesses in the technology sector.

Is the North-East the new M&A capital for financial services?

A recent report by Deloittes suggested the North-East could see a large increase in M&A activity in the very recent future: below an expert from law firm Ashfords LLP calls on his experience to delve into the claim further

What’s The Balance Between Man and Machine For SMEs Looking To Borrow?

Are lending decisions based on human intuition or digital algorithms? The best answer can include a combination of the two, say Boost Capital

The Entrepreneur

Full house: Robbie Fowler accumulated a huge property portfolio

6 sportsmen who started their own businesses

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

Watch: Get inspired to grow a business in 2015

A group of nearly 100 top economists has predicted 2015 will be a year of further growth for the UK, so how will you be taking advantage over the next 12 months?

The striking similarities between Game of Thrones and your business (spoiler alert)

The events depicted in the fictional land of Westeros bear uncanny resemblance to many business environments.

Have you ever wondered what secrets make top business leaders so successful?

Here, we look at the little things that add up to form the profile of a successful entrepreneur. 

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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