News & Market Deals

Smaller businesses disproportionately affected by adverse weather, study finds

Business News

Research also suggests cold snaps more damaging to economy than persistent snowfall or flooding

CBI urges chancellor to support growth among ‘UK Mittelstand’

Business News

Comments come as mid-market overtakes Germany’s much-heralded equivalent sector

‘Purpose-driven’ organisations to dominate future marketplace, finds report

Business News

Creative business school Hyper Island releases list of future trends across business and technology

European alternative finance market grows 144% in one year

Business News

Growth set to continue with some tipping it to top €7b this year

Going Global – how to avoid the growing pains

Comment & Analysis Organic growth: Expanding into other countries presents fresh challenges

Stephen Baines, commercial director of Precious Cells Group, explains how understanding the culture of a country as well as the law of the land can make the difference between success and failure for firms looking to go global

6 tips to retain a start-up culture in a growing business

Leadership & Mentors

Growth in a business is always welcome, but how can owners ensure they retain the culture that made them successful in the first place? Talent Party CEO Ben Hutt gives his views

Growing a Business

Into the black: Turning a side project into a business is more than a pipe dream

How to turn your side project into a business

Business Planning & Expansion

These days more people than ever are taking the leap and turning their side project into a source of income. However, this can be met with a number of obstacles. Daniel Foster, technical director at Manchester-based web hosting company 34SP.com, has already made the transition, and gives his advice on how others can do the same

Ben Hutt:

How to put agile business practices in motion

Leadership & Mentors

Business agility is a term thrown about a lot in business: but do people really understand what it means and how to achieve it? Talent Party CEO Ben Hutt gives his views

Comment and Analysis

How to create a professional investment portfolio

Professional investment is now a viable alternative to traditional saving plans: but how can you make sure you mitigate the risk and maximise your chances for profit?

What the Swiss currency crisis means for you

One of the biggest single moves in a major currency took place back in January, as the Swiss National Bank put financial markets into a frenzy: what does this mean for you and your business?

5 ways to make sure you're heard in meetings

Meetings are a crucial part of starting and growing a successful business: so how can you make sure you are heard when making that big pitch?

Hywel Roberts

Is it fair to use zero-hours workers when expanding your business?

New report suggests 1.8 million firms used them last summer: but are controversial zero-hours contracts fair for the workers employed on them?

The Entrepreneur

Serial entrepreneur: Dragons Den star Peter Jones

Peter Jones: ‘Fantastic products are worthless if the customer isn’t able to get their hands on them quickly’

Dragons Den star talks to Growth Business about the launch of his latest e-commerce venture Brandpath

UK entrepreneur looks to take eSports industry to next level

Gfinity founder Neville Upton talks to Growth Business about one of the great untapped global markets

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

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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