Michael Jackson is chairman of venture capital firm Elderstreet Investments, which he founded in 1990. He was formerly chairman of accountancy software group Sage and online poker business PartyGaming.
The recent hullabaloo about the tender for the West Coast train franchise set me thinking.
The Wigan manager’s strength of conviction in his own strategy is a shining example to all business leaders.
From Dubai’s skyscrapers to the iPad, bold visions of how things could be different have the power to transform the world we live in.
If you think doing business is difficult today, spare a thought for the entrepreneur of 30 years ago.
We all know that from time to time that a market in which we are very strong has its problems, and this can in some cases seriously undermine one’s business.
Your second wife says you are mad and your friends tell you all their horror stories, but you still want to be an angel investor.
People often ask me what are the real “turn-offs” for companies wanting to raise capital from external investors.
It seems obvious to state that good management is the key to business success, but in boom times this can all too easily be forgotten.
If the upturn isn’t coming quickly enough and you’re still being squeezed by a shrinking customer base and the pricing policies of competitors, it may be time to make additional cuts.
Here's my advice for telling potential investors what they really want to hear.
In my experience very few successful businesses were started by a particularly clever individual.
The ongoing controversy surrounding bankers’ bonuses has made me think about how attitudes to wealth have changed in the past two to three decades.
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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.