Research from accountancy firm Grant Thornton shows that the majority of private equity firms do not expect the number of new buyouts to decline in the next year.
Collaborative working spaces are cropping up in cities all over the world, providing workspace to entrepreneurs and early-stage businesses. They’re not simply an alternative office for the remote worker or freelancer usually working from their home.
Deciding to switch banks may feel empowering, but Bobby Lane, a partner at accountancy firm Shelley Stock Hutter, says there may be unintended consequences including an affect on your ability to raise finance.
Internet technologies have helped SME’s generate operational efficiencies once enjoyed only by large organisations. But social networking can also bring similar benefits to staff engagement and retention.
Google’s multibillion-dollar buy of Motorola Mobility should teach all businesses a valuable lesson – know the value of your intellectual property.
Project Merlin has proved to be less than magical for SME finance. So what other options are available to businesses?
Joe McGrath, editor of GrowthBusiness sister title What Investment, looks at the months ahead in investment and what's in store for Italy.
Increasingly companies are looking to cloud computing to satisfy complex technological requirements. Five business owners tell GrowthBusiness the thinking.
Looking at developing an iPad app or in-house CRM software? Then R&D tax credits may well become a valuable funding source for innovative start-ups and high-growth businesses.
There is no point waiting for an exit opportunity to merely arise. We report on why boosting your business’s profile prior to an exit will help reap the rewards.
A little barcode on your promotional material or even business card can work wonders for marketing.
VCTs have more than £800 million at their disposal. GrowthBusiness reports on how businesses can make the most of this opportunity and what VCT managers are looking for in an investment.
Along with the explosion of smartphones, there's a similar storm about business apps. As GrowthBusiness's sister magazine Business XL launches its own app, we report on how other businesses are benefiting.
British importers and exporters make hundreds of thousands of international payments everyday, but about one third of businesses encounter payment delay or failure because of avoidable mistakes.
Matthew Stafford, project leader specialising in technology start-ups and equity investment at Pembridge Partnership, says most pitches for funding or investment are poor, but there are ways for businesses to improve.
Businesses should banish perceptions of technology as a bolt-on to existing processes and instead appreciate that it can actually distinguish a company.
Raising equity finance is hard enough without taking compliance costs into account. However, in a move that could save UK business £12 million a year, the government has brought forward prospectus rule reforms.
Coming to the AIM market recently is a Zambian producer of soya, eggs, bacon, beef and other products, as part of a rise in agricultural conerns.
A good credit control system can be considered the lifeblood of a business. Terry Irwin of TCii Strategic and Management Consultants explains ways to reduce the risk presented to your business by bad debt.
The European Commission is hoping to encourage more cross-border venture capital investing, but proposed reforms may actually impact access to capital for businesses.
Despite it taking until 2013 for the UK to have its first ‘official astronaut’, Britain’s space industry offers many opportunities for aspiring entrepreneurs.
Sophia Harrison, director of financial and professional services at Grayling, looks at how a new exchange platform out of Sweden could strike the right chord of regulation for SMEs.
That a team of 13 could build a business worth $1 billion should be the inspiration that all entrepreneurs need.
New research from GrowthBusiness shows that the number of UK cash shells is climbing. We speak to new entrants to the market and those that have recently closed deals to find out what’s driving shells’ increasing popularity.