Comment & Analysis

An eye for the tiger

The CBI has called for the UK to gain a reputation as a ‘digital tiger’

The CBI has called for the UK to gain a reputation as a ‘digital tiger’

Todd Cardy / 27 Apr 2011

The CBI has called for the UK to gain a reputation as a ‘digital tiger’ in order to become the leading place to invest.

Labour at a crossroads

Dr John Philpott / 20 Apr 2011

Economic adviser Dr John Philpott explains why the UK’s economy and labour market are at the crossroads.

Struggle for survival

ISIS managing partner Wol Kolade

ISIS managing partner Wol Kolade

Wol Kolade / 20 Apr 2011

GrowthBusiness blogger Wol Kolade explains that in a low-growth economy, it is not going to be good enough for a business to be an also-ran in the race for growth.

Angel delight

Michael Jackson / 13 Apr 2011

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.

Proud of British 'can do'

Simon Daniel / 06 Apr 2011

The market remains a bit like the weather - gloriously sunny one day then ice cold the next.

Empty gesture

Nick Britton / 31 Mar 2011

Things are still pretty tough out there, so any help or encouragement the government can offer businesses is gratefully received.

US needs to refocus labour market

PwC macroeconomist Yael Selfin

PwC macroeconomist Yael Selfin

Yael Selfin / 30 Mar 2011

Yael Selfin, macroeconomist at PwC, discusses the current state of the US economy and the government’s efforts to cut the deficit.

Some give, but mostly take

Nick Britton / 23 Mar 2011

The one thing you can always guarantee with a Budget is that not everyone will get what they want.

Wol Kolade: Leaner machines

ISIS managing partner Wol Kolade

ISIS managing partner Wol Kolade

Wol Kolade / 16 Mar 2011

ISIS Equity Partners managing partner Wol Kolade joins GrowthBusiness as a blogger. In his first post, he explains why entrepreneurial businesses have the opportunity of a decade to help improve public services.

Why VCTs work

Nick Britton / 10 Mar 2011

Comments from Chancellor George Osborne that there is a 'question mark' over the merits of VCTs have caused alarm among investors and fund managers.

Age old problem

Nick Britton / 03 Mar 2011

There's been a big rise in the number of older people in work over the past ten years, which can't be much help to youngsters seeking to climb onto the career ladder.

Warning signs

Michael Jackson / 16 Feb 2011

People often ask me what are the real “turn-offs” for companies wanting to raise capital from external investors.

Sustainable energy?

Simon Daniel / 10 Feb 2011

A bit like spring mating, the rush to match investors with companies and projects looking for funding is hotting up.

Crafting a killer business strategy

Paul Luen / 09 Feb 2011

What does strategy in business actually mean? There’s so much business babble out there on the subject, you’ll probably get 100 different answers from 100 different people.

Rates should be kept low

Andrew Smith of KPMG UK

Andrew Smith of KPMG UK

Andrew Smith / 08 Feb 2011

Andrew Smith, chief economist at KPMG in the UK, explains why the economy needs interest rates to remain low.

Business offers for growing companies

  • A Refreshing Alternative to a Business Loan

    Payback as you earn. No APR, just one simple cost. Between £2.5k & £300k available. Must accept card payments & been in business 6+ months.

  • Apprenticeships - The University of Work

    Apprentices study your business in your business. By learning your way of working they can help your company to grow. Kick-start the process today. 

  • Making a connection

    A free small business guide to communication technology, brought to you by Vonage and

  • Content Choices from GrowthBusiness

    Receive regular guides, whitepapers and advice to help you run and grow a successful business.

  • Compare business insurance quotes

    Tailor your policy, compare quotes and buy in minutes! Up to 50% No Claims Discount. Compare quotes now or call 0845-0723340 today.

More from GrowthBusiness

News & Market Deals

Ffrees does not rely on customer wealth for revenues, says founder Alex Letts

Digital finance firm Ffrees backed by syndicate of investors

Sheffield-based digital current account provider Ffrees has secured the capital it needs to introduce a mobile app and invest in customer interaction services.

The Entrepreneur

The Duke of York has turned his attention to the start-up community

Start-up pitching: By his royal appointment

Pitching to a room full of peers is difficult enough, but imagine doing it with the scrutinising eye of HRH Duke of York less than 10 feet away.

Growing A Business

Great Tech Expedition to the US – Nineteen British companies, three American cities, five days

George Burgess, founder of Gojimo and recipient of a $1 million capital injection from Index Ventures and JamJar Investments, relives his trade mission for GrowthBusiness.


What moves small-cap share prices?

Research report into the top-performing 100 companies below the FTSE 350 and on AIM.