Comment & Analysis

Extracurricular activities

Hunter Ruthven / 07 Mar 2012

On top of the salaries paid to MPs, it seems that there is a substantial amount to be made from advising, teaching and speaking.

Why Ebay doesn't sell anything

Simon Daniel / 01 Mar 2012

Or: The reality of protecting intellectual property for an SME

Skin in the game

Nick Britton / 23 Feb 2012

It seems private equity bosses are under pressure to take a big dose of their own medicine.

Project Merlin - A missed opportunity

Hunter Ruthven / 16 Feb 2012

Project Merlin has failed to deliver the lending promises set out in February last year, leaving SMEs with no solution to finance problems.

The art of the trade-off

Nick Britton / 08 Feb 2012

Trade-offs are a necessary part of business life – but they can be painfully difficult for a CEO.

The end of Facebook’s private profile

Hunter Ruthven / 02 Feb 2012

Facebook, the social networking phenomenon that managed to change the word ‘friend’ from a noun to a verb, has long kept us guessing about its intentions regarding becoming a publically listed company.

Fair pay

Simon Daniel / 26 Jan 2012

There used to be an old joke at the major accountant firms and consultancies that the fastest way to become a partner was to join John Lewis.

Hope and fear

Nick Britton / 12 Jan 2012

Last week I asked how optimistic you were feeling. Here’s some of the responses.

Post-holiday blues

Nick Britton / 05 Jan 2012

News that the national insurance holiday scheme for start-ups has cost more to run than it has saved businesses has raised an uproar.

Europe still loves UK innovation

Simon Daniel / 16 Dec 2011

It’s totally wrong for the UK to be asked for €50 billion a year just to allow France and Germany collateral to borrow a trillion from China to pay off their banking losses.

Business Start-ups - Keeping up the pace

The UK economy match Silicon Valley as a global start-up destination

The UK economy match Silicon Valley as a global start-up destination

Todd Cardy / 01 Dec 2011

The government has thrown its weight behind seed investment, but there's no room for complacency if the aim is to match Silicon Valley as a global start-up destination.

Creative impact

Michael Hewson / 24 Nov 2011

With 2.6 million people now unemployed, Michael Hewson, market analyst at CMC Markets, assesses the impact on business.

Wooing business? It's all talk

ISIS managing partner Wol Kolade

ISIS managing partner Wol Kolade

Wol Kolade / 17 Nov 2011

The government has had long enough to talk about supporting businesses – now it’s time for action. GrowthBusiness blogger Wol Kolade gives his view of Number 10's recent work.

Forget the nostalgia

Michael Jackson / 10 Nov 2011

If you think doing business is difficult today, spare a thought for the entrepreneur of 30 years ago.

Selling IPR: the background

Simon Daniel / 03 Nov 2011

With the need for additional funding, it's time for some quantitative easing of our own. My company has decided to put some of our intellectual property rights (IPR) patent portfolios up for sale.

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