News & Market Deals

Workers feel ‘mobile guilt’ over both personal and work calls

Business News

Taking work calls at home and personal calls at work both cause anxiety for Gen M workers

Ambitious female business owners shun ‘entrepreneur’ label

Business News

Word seen as too ‘masculine’ and ‘blokey’: But women prove just as ambitious as men – often more – in business

Bank referral legislation could lead to £2bn more SME funding

Business News

Legislation could see more than 100,000 small businesses fast-tracked to alternative funding route

Cloud services company Appirio in $35m funding boost

Fundraising Deals

Successful Series E funding round and new ex-Amazon CTO for global services business

Social media, where’s my damn return??

Marketing Strategies & Research Money talks: Monetising social media is still seen as a dark art by many

We are all aware of the power of social media, so why are so many still so poor at getting a return on their investment in it?

Budget 2015: What the experts want vs what they expect

Business Regulations

How will chancellor George Osborne look to woo both businesses and individual voters with this final pre-election budget? Top names from the field give their views

Growing a Business

Work smart: The office experience can be key for increasing productivity

Perfecting the OX – Office Experience is key for boosting productivity

Business Planning & Expansion

The Uk is is the midst of a productivity crisis – is improving the office experience key to solving it?

Information age: Data is key when growing your business

Data in the DNA: Growing a company with data at its core

Technology for Business

You can have all the flair in the world and the best business instincts ever seen: but sometimes there's just no substitute for a great big cache of data...

Comment and Analysis

The EC vs Google: A lesson for all businesses great and small

The recent heavyweight legal fight between the European Commission and Google has thrown up a lot of questions around competition law...

Ensuring the future of the UK’s sharing economy

The Sharing Economy is the UK's biggest financial success story for decades: so how can we ensure it stays true to its roots while ensuring a safe an robust future?

How to grow your company culture from day one

Company culture is formed from the very start of a business's lifecycle: so how can you ensure you get it right from day one?

Using adversity to drive innovation in business

Most established businesses have seen their share of adversity in recent times – but there is an opportunity to turn the difficulties to their advantage

The Entrepreneur

Making d'oh: Can entrepreneurs learn from The Simpsons?

Five lessons in entrepreneurship from The Simpsons

In The Simpsons plenty of characters start their own business: so what can others looking to do the same learn from their experiences?

Consult with people ‘one step ahead of you’ for start-up success, says Trustpilot founder

Surrounding himself with those one step ahead on their journey the most useful thing to do at the start, says Peter Mühlmann

What kind of entrepreneur are you?

This handy infographic from Neomam studios tells you what kind of entrepreneur you are or what you could be

The Year of the Plane part 2: Three promises

In his second of a series of blog posts, Ben Hutt, CEO of digital recruitment marketplace Talent Party, shares his thoughts on the three commitments that business owners should make to achieve balance

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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