Comment & Analysis

Brexit: The pros and cons for SMEs

Richard Pepler / 04 May 2016

It is impossible to know what the real impact of Brexit will be without it taking place, but Richard Pepler, CEO of HH Cashflow Finance who also sits on the advisory board of the Development Bank for Wales, outlines the potential pros and cons for SMEs

Four accounting mistakes that can set business growth back

Russell Smith / 28 Apr 2016

Chartered accountant, Russell Smith, identifies the top accounting mistakes that can stop business growth in its tracks

Don't overlook your customers on the path to growth

Mike Hughes / 27 Apr 2016

Mike Hughes, managing director of PeopleTECH, explains how high-growth businesses can stay on top of the customer experience  

Expanding into Europe

27 Apr 2016

Lucinda Davies, General Manager at Sofas by Saxon explains how the 30-year-old British company has grown to export to over 50 countries worldwide each year

Three tips for raising funds the smart way

"We are being sold a narrative that celebrates raising funds for a business, as opposed to actually building a business."

Monika Juneja / 25 Apr 2016

Monika Juneja, director at One Hit Consulting shares her top tips for raising investment, having seen countless number of businesses go down this route

Brexit-proof your business

21 Apr 2016

Research from the Federation of Small Businesses revealed that 42 per cent of SMEs were yet to make up their minds on whether to stay in the EU or leave. In the event that the vote swings towards Brexit, here are five ways you can prepare

Tackling the symptom, not the cause: the London house price debate

Leigh Stewart  / 21 Apr 2016

Leigh Stewart, an expert contributor for online property broker,, explains why property prices in London will only continue to increase

Are business banking customers missing out on a competition review?

Alex Hunn / 19 Apr 2016

Transparency clearly isn’t in a bank’s economic interests, writes Alex Hunn, founder and chief executive of freemarketfx

How document storage services can help you get organised

19 Apr 2016

Document storage might be your best ally when spring cleaning

Not everyone can be an entrepreneur

Bivek Sharma / 08 Apr 2016

It takes three formidable personality traits to be a successful business owner

Three resolutions you should make for the new tax year

Paul Lawton / 07 Apr 2016

Now is the time to re-examine your business strategy

Should you bring video production in-house?

Rob Dumbleton / 06 Apr 2016

Bringing the studio in-house can save at least half of your annual video production budget, but it may not be for everyone

Opt-out class actions launch in the UK

In 2014, mobility scooter manufacturer, Pride Mobility Products, was found guilty of breaching competition rules.

In 2014, mobility scooter manufacturer, Pride Mobility Products, was found guilty of breaching competition rules.

Charles Balmain / 05 Apr 2016

The Consumer Rights Act is the biggest shake up in consumer rights law in a generation

Embrace a design-first culture

James Box / 04 Apr 2016

For years designers have been touting the business benefits of design, so it’s surprising that they’re only just starting to get a seat at the table. This is thanks, in part, to the success of design-led start-ups like AirBnB, the rise in design-focussed VC funds, and the emergence of titles like CXO and CDO. 

Five myths of building and creating a custom app

David Head / 31 Mar 2016

Off-the-shelf or custom made? Here's what you need to know when considering an app for your business

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