Comment & Analysis

VCTs: the good, the bad and the ugly

Nick Britton / 19 Apr 2012

The venture capital trust (VCT) industry is still haunted by the spectre of tax dodging.

Instant billion

Hunter Ruthven / 12 Apr 2012

For a company which has 13 staff and appears to make no money, a $1 billion price-tag is the kind of valuation dreams are made of.

Backing the big society

Nick Britton / 05 Apr 2012

The Big Society bank has £600 million to prove a model that could transform entrepreneurship in the UK.

California dreaming

Simon Daniel / 29 Mar 2012

With Moixa part of the 16 strong UK delegation taking part in the fifth annual Clean and Cool Mission, CEO Simon Daniel gives his account of the event.

Budget 2012 live

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The perfect recipe

Sara Williams / 14 Mar 2012

Three key ingredients for entrepreneurial success.

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.

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