News & Market Deals

New kitemark set to regulate the sharing economy

Business News

A UK trade body has just announced plans to regulate the rapidly burgeoning sharing economy with the introduction of an industry kitemark

Octopus Investments launches fintech accelerator for 'product-ready' start-ups

Business News

The investment firm supports UK growth businesses, and is now entering the "broken" fintech market with Octopus Labs

The needs of the many: how group psychology can boost business output

Business News

A new research paper from University College London School of Management reveals the benefits of group emotions in business. Here's how to make most of 'group feel'

Smarter procurement could save UK SMEs £106bn

Business News

Small and medium businesses in the UK could save six per cent of their combined annual turnover, according to research from Tungsten Network

Will your business make it to 2020?

Business News

Four in 10 SMEs may not make it past their fifth anniversary, according to a new study based on ONS data. Here are sectors that have the best SME survival rates

Don't be a jerk: Eight behaviours to avoid as a CEO

Business Leaders

There's confident, and there's cocky. Here's how treading the fine line could be good for business

Growing a Business

10 things not to say when asking for a raise

Human Resources

Here are 10 things to avoid when asking for a raise from Instant Offices

From the humble ballpoint pen to karaoke: Six businesses that lost out millions

Business Planning & Expansion

In our knowledge economy, the best idea wins. Here are seven innovators who could have benefitted from patenting their ideas, reminding us how valuable an asset intellectual property can be

Comment and Analysis

What's in a bribe? Five signs you may be breaking the law

Most people are unaware that the 'gift' they are receiving can be seen as a bribe by a court of law. Here's how to keep your business on the right side of the legal system

Will a post-gender society ever exist?

Another day, another heartbreaking study on the gender gap. As more men zoom past women on the corporate ladder, and fewer women scale the pay gap, it's time to trump corporate Darwinism if we're all to win

Will the European Investment Fund continue to support British start-ups post-Brexit?

The Luxembourg headquarted European Investment Fund (EIF) has been a huge boost for British businesses beyond the M25. Now with the UK's imminent exit from the European Union, where will our fast-growth businesses get their funding from?

What Theresa May's cabinet reshuffle means for business

PM Theresa May stated: "we’re going to have not just consumers represented on company boards, but employees as well." Does this mean a shake-up for governance?

The Entrepreneur

By entrepreneurs, for entrepreneurs: newcomer OakNorth Bank takes on business pain points

The five largest banks in the UK control 90 per cent of the market. This may not be the case for long, with latest entrant OakNorth Bank on the warpath, growing exponentially every quarter. Founder Rishi Khosla speaks to GrowthBusiness on how it all began and what lies ahead for UK's entrepreneurs seeking finance

Don't be a jerk: Eight behaviours to avoid as a CEO

There's confident, and there's cocky. Here's how treading the fine line could be good for business

The life and times of David Brent

Ever wonder what David Brent's CV would look like? The world's biggest, baddest boss is back. Cue the cringe!  

The worst CEOs in corporate history

It's lonely at the top, but not so much for these infamous business leaders in the 'worst CEOs' club, some of whom have driven multibillion dollar businesses to the ground. But is this monicker really justified? 

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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