News & Market Deals

Green energy company Cogenpower in junior market IPO

IPO & City News

Italian low-carbon energy company floats on AIM

British Business Bank agrees £51M facility to increase asset finance for SMEs

Business News

Transaction is second of British Business Bank’s new ‘ENABLE Funding’ programme

Return of Tech Invest forum will connect early-stage tech firms with investors

Business News

Early-stage, fast-growth technology companies will get the opportunity to present their business to a room of top investors

Crowdfunding investments on Seedrs surpasses £100 million 

Business News

More than £100 million has been invested in early-stage and growth businesses through the equity crowdfunding platform

Autumn Statement 2015: As it happened

Business News Autumn Statement: Chancellor George Osborne

Build-up and live coverage of chancellor George Osborne's Autumn Statement and Spending Review

Driving growth through employee engagement

Business Finance

You will often hear experts says that good people make a business: in this piece, in association with HSBC, we explore what that really means for SMEs.

Growing a Business

Your business can implement a number of growth strategies, from market expansion or product expansion, to diversification, and e

Four essential steps in preparing your digital business for scale

Exit Strategies

Here's how to ensure you're on the optimal growth path

Skills and fit: Can you get the balance right?

Finding the balance between skills and fit when recruiting

Leadership & Mentors

Tom Marsden, CEO of Saberr, discusses the “skills versus fit” debate and advises how companies can be more diligent in the hiring process to make sure they get the balance right

Comment and Analysis

UK couriers struggle despite record spending

Consumer spending is on the up and internet shopping means couriers should be winning more business: but some are still struggling despite the seemingly favourable conditions

China sees smartphone slowdown

While global smart phones sales continue to boom, there are signs that the market in China is starting to level off: so why is the world's biggest economy turning off the technology?

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...

The Entrepreneur

Self-assessment: Are you fighting against the deadline?

Last minute tips for filing your Self Assessment tax return

With the deadline for self-assessment tax returns fast approaching, here are some tips for those who are fighting against time

100 quotes from the most successful business minds

Entrepreneurs face numerous decisions on everyday basis – many without the proper amount of information or enough time to address them thoroughly.

Pick-up coach hoping to drag industry from the gutter by preaching respect for women

Richard La Ruina runs a business that coaches men on how to approach women (and vice versa) and has written a best-selling book on the subject: but he is keen to distance himself from contemporaries who have recently incurred the wrath of feminist groups and the Home Office

How growing technology companies can grab investors’ attention 

Investors are presented with more opportunities than they can realistically filter: so how do you make sure you're more than just a statistic to them?

Research

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

What moves small-cap share prices?

Research report into the top-performing 100 companies below the FTSE 350 and on AIM.

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