Comment & Analysis

Securing funding for cleantech ventures

Hunter Ruthven / 10 Apr 2014

Cleantech businesses and projects are notoriously difficult to get off the ground, with cyclical changes in the cost-effectiveness and market potential for technologies having a big impact.

The great crowdfunding exit debate

Hunter Ruthven / 27 Mar 2014

The sale of Kickstarter-backed Oculus VR has ignited the opinions of many who question how early-stage backers benefit when businesses do well.

The World Wide Web and its role in building businesses

Hunter Ruthven / 13 Mar 2014

The internet has done wonderful things for entrepreneurs, and given them tools our predecessors could only dream about.

The government’s last meaningful Budget before election time

Hunter Ruthven / 06 Mar 2014

It's that time of the year again, when George Osborne unveils his latest batch of economy boosting ingredients.

Getting your business in front of the right investor

Hunter Ruthven / 27 Feb 2014

The search for the right backer is one which should start a long time before needing capital.

Enough already? There is an alternative to selling out

Johnny Hewett / 18 Feb 2014

Rather than labour on or grasp at an attractive offer for their business, entrepreneurs can choose a middle ground.

The venture capital numbers game

Hunter Ruthven / 13 Feb 2014

It's always interesting to find out who the most active investors have been.

Coding in the UK curriculum – can I go back to school?

Hunter Ruthven / 06 Feb 2014

The Year of Code is upon us, and with it a generation of coders could be born.

David Cameron's love affair with small businesses

Hunter Ruthven / 30 Jan 2014

This week David Cameron used the Federation of Small Businesses' annual conference to outline his future plans for SME help.

An iPhone M&A app: Now I’ve seen everything

Hunter Ruthven / 16 Jan 2014

Just when you thought the world couldn't get any crazier, someone brings out a smartphone app so that users can become 'the world's greatest dealmaker'.

Growth is back on the agenda for ambitious UK businesses

Stephen Welton / 16 Jan 2014

Positive market figures and a renewed focus on the future bodes well for SME growth during 2014.

Marketing: return on investment or education

Hunter Ruthven / 09 Jan 2014

It’s a fine a balance achieving the right marketing strategy at outset.

Good, but not great

Chris Ingram / 18 Dec 2013

The internet revolution has redefined what 'great' is when it comes to business.

As Cameron headed east, UK cleantech went west

Simon Daniel / 10 Dec 2013

Visiting Colorado with the best of the UK cleantech sector to develop contacts with investors and partners.

My Autumn Statement stocking feels a bit bare

Hunter Ruthven / 05 Dec 2013

While not offering much in the way of business goodies, George Osborne’s speech offered some festive cheer.

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