News & Market Deals

Crowdcube raises £6m for strategic growth and provision of IPO services

Fundraising Deals

Investment led by stockbroker and corporate adviser Numis: with support from current investor Balderton Capital and Draper Esprit

Thom Feeney: Successful crowdfunding campaigns don’t require big teams

Business News

A team of only two can run a viral crowdfunding campaign, says the man behind the crowdfund Greece campaign

UK SMEs increasingly looking beyond Europe for international trade

Business News

North America and Asia biggest new trading markets for British businesses looking beyond traditional European strongholds

Watch: Video shows Lexus's new hoverboard in action

Business News

The short clip shows latest attempt at the Back to the Future favourite in an unmanned 'flight'

What’s in a name? The changing language of brands

Marketing Strategies & Research Brand names: Can they make or break a young business?

Is it still possible to pick a truly inspiring name or are all the best ones now taken? Here are some tips on picking a brand name that can make you stand out

Ajay Chowdhury named dealmaker of the year at the M&A Awards

Business News

Former CEO of Seatwave recognised for work on deal to acquire Timbre: 11 more awards also announced at ceremony in Park Plaza Victoria

Growing a Business

Company Check founder Alastair Campbell

Is new business growth under threat?

Business Planning & Expansion

Alastair Campbell, founder of Company Check, discusses the declining growth of new businesses in the UK

Crowd control: A successful campaign requires several key elements

Five ways to give your crowdfunding campaign the best shot at success

Business Finance

Cleantech company Pavegen ran a hugely-successful crowdfunding campaign: so what tips do they have for others looking to do the same?

Comment and Analysis

Hywel Roberts

Hywel Roberts

Summer Budget 2015: Could the living wage be Osborne’s biggest blunder?

As the dust settles on the Summer Budget cracks are already appearing in the chancellor’s plans

Are businesses still carrying the burden of the recession?

Kevin Uphill, chairman of specialist business sales, acquisitions and strategy provider Avondale, discusses what surviving businesses must do in order to grow and thrive in the post recession economy

Hywel Roberts

Is it possible to make a successful transition from business to politics?

Serial entrepreneur Ivan Massow has entered the race to succeed Boris Johnson as Mayor of London: but is it ever a good idea for people from the world of business to cross over into politics?

Invest in the North and the jobs will come

The economy of the UK as a whole is in a fragile state, with a North-South divide still present: but investment in the North can bring both equality and jobs

The Entrepreneur

iPad payments: ShopKeep is moving into the UK market

ShopKeep raises $60m to enter UK market

Cloud-based point-of-sale provider based in New York targets UK market in international expansion drive

Upstarts fronting start-ups: Five British entrepreneurs under 20

At an age when some of us were still dreaming of being footballers or rock-stars, this lot have taken the bull by the horns and started to make hay: meet the young upstarts running their own start-ups

Year of the plane part 5: What swimming the English Channel taught me about running a start-up

Last month Ben Hutt, CEO of The Search Party (formerly Talent Party), wrote about the keys to building a successful, international team. In this month’s column, Ben talks about what he learned about endurance, support and dedication during his quest to swim across the English Channel that he has applied to his professional life

Why attacks on the arts are attacks on entrepreneurship

From discouraging students wishing to study arts subjects to slashing funding, the short-sightedness of government policies could have unexpected effects for entrepreneurs

Research

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.

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.

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