Comment & Analysis

The big banks and their challengers

Nick Britton / 12 Jul 2012

A pack of increasingly aggressive competitors is snapping at the heels of the big high-street names, who have a job on their hands to regain public trust.

Let’s do it our way

Hunter Ruthven / 05 Jul 2012

Nobody ever likes being told what to do, particularly when it comes from someone who doesn’t really know what they’re talking about.

AIM to please

Hunter Ruthven / 28 Jun 2012

Our new research into AIM paints a rosier picture than a year ago.

Please sir, can I have some more?

Hunter Ruthven / 21 Jun 2012

The regions of England need a good meal, not the crumbs that Nick Clegg's Regional Growth Fund is providing.

The Roberto Martinez syndrome

Michael Jackson / 07 Jun 2012

The Wigan manager’s strength of conviction in his own strategy is a shining example to all business leaders.

The buzz about Beecroft

Nick Britton / 30 May 2012

The notion of no-fault dismissals has split the business world in two.

Talent farming

Simon Daniel / 30 May 2012

The importance of national and corporate boundaries is diminishing as everyone piles into the global war for talent.

The height of ambition

Michael Jackson / 23 May 2012

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.

Uncomfortable truths

Jon Moulton / 17 May 2012

There are a few golden rules to consider when rescuing a business or performing a turnaround.

The Wonga way

Hunter Ruthven / 10 May 2012

Wonga has become the latest in a long line of small business finance white knights.

On the wrong tack

Simon Daniel / 10 May 2012

Governments may be too constrained to take truly tough decisions, but business owners have little choice.

The true meaning of entrepreneurship

Nick Britton / 03 May 2012

Entrepreneurs are often portrayed as adrenaline-addled risk-takers, but is the willingness to take a gamble really their defining trait?

Flood of funding

Hunter Ruthven / 26 Apr 2012

The water industry is set to receive a deluge of investment support as it rides the cleantech wave.

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.

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