Comment & Analysis

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.

Deal or no deal

Nick Britton / 03 Feb 2011

Companies’ balance sheets are improving, but the confidence and appetite to complete mergers and acquisitions shows no increase and is even falling.

Fighting short-termism

Nick Britton / 27 Jan 2011

Short-term thinking is a natural consequence of recession. Simply put, you're focused on getting through the next week, not mulling over your ten-year plan.

Paternal peril

Paul Luen / 19 Jan 2011

The government's planned changes to parental leave will mean nothing short of a nightmare for small businesses.

Box clever

Michael Jackson / 13 Jan 2011

It seems obvious to state that good management is the key to business success, but in boom times this can all too easily be forgotten.

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