News & Market Deals

Quiz: How well do you know the parties' business policies?

Business News

Test your political knowledge with our quick quiz: and let us know how you get on!

Mid-market space set for wave of “pressurised sales”

Business News

Many SME leaders report higher level of investment interest: But three in ten SME business leaders feel pressure to sell business rather than upscale

Chuka Umunna: British business has ‘bad attitude’ towards failure

Business News

Shadow business secretary says all failure in business shouldn’t lead to ‘black mark’ for entrepreneurs

Two-thirds of entrepreneurs to be driven out of London by spiralling costs

Business News

Sharp rises in both housing prices and operating costs could spell trouble for ‘Silicon Roundabout’ as tech start-ups especially affected

Are entrepreneurs actually cool?

Comment & Analysis Eeeyy: Is Richard Branson cool?

For years now we've heard claims that entrepreneurs could be the new rock stars yet in truth its never really happened: so exactly how cool can entrepreneurs become?

Top five reasons why start-ups fail

Business Planning & Expansion

It’s not all about the money, money, money – as Jessie J might say

Growing a Business

Happy customer: Could engagement be the biggest key to growth?

Now is the time for true personalised engagement with customers

Marketing Strategies & Research

Productivity is all over the media as the biggest challenge for UK business: but are people missing a trick by not pinning down their customer engagement?

Home comforts: Can working from home increase productivity?

How to make the most of the home office

Business Planning & Expansion

How can you arrange your home office to increase your output? Read on to discover the best ways to make your home apowerhouse for productivity

Comment and Analysis

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

Growth Business election round-up: Week 2

As the second week of the election campaign draws to a close we look at the main talking points

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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