Comment & Analysis

Small business commissioner: scourge of late payers or toothless PR exercise?

Late payments: Can real change come from Westminster?

Late payments: Can real change come from Westminster?

Hywel Roberts / 31 Jul 2015

The announcement or a new role names small business commissioner was greeted with cautious optimism this week: but what powers will this new office bring with it and will it have any real clout to effect change around late payments and beyond?

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

Hywel Roberts / 09 Jul 2015

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?

Nurturing growth: How can post-recession businesses survive and thrive?

Nurturing growth: How can post-recession businesses survive and thrive?

By Kevin Uphill, chairman of Avondale / 22 Jun 2015

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

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

Hywel Roberts / 19 May 2015

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

Northern uproar: Will investing in the North lead to more jobs?

Northern uproar: Will investing in the North lead to more jobs?

By Paul King / 27 Apr 2015

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

By Jonathan Cornthwaite / 20 Apr 2015

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

Future plans: The sharing economy needs careful nurturing

Future plans: The sharing economy needs careful nurturing

By Andrew Saul / 16 Apr 2015

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

By Mel Rowsell / 13 Apr 2015

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?

Are entrepreneurs actually cool?

Eeeyy: Is Richard Branson cool?

Eeeyy: Is Richard Branson cool?

Hywel Roberts / 13 Apr 2015

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?

Using adversity to drive innovation in business

By David Dumeresque  / 13 Apr 2015

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

Bed Ed: Miliband's love life is under the microscope

Bed Ed: Miliband's love life is under the microscope

10 Apr 2015

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

Four ways low inflation has changed the business landscape

By John Atkinson / 09 Apr 2015

Low inflation is here to stay it seems: so how should businesses adapt to the new conditions?

Growth Business election round-up: Week 1

Hywel Roberts / 02 Apr 2015

The first week of the election campaign is almost over: So what was said and how will it go down in the business community?

Business education – what’s the point?

By Professor Maurits van Rooijen / 01 Apr 2015

Entrepreneurs pride themselves on forging their own path: but can learning through traditional education routes still be useful?

Public holidays: Treating part-time employees fairly

Fair pay: Easter can be a complicated time to work out wages

Fair pay: Easter can be a complicated time to work out wages

by Jennie Atefi / 30 Mar 2015

Public holidays can be very tricky when trying to work out part-time and casual staff's wages fairly: so here is a quick guide to do some of the work for you

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