Comment & Analysis

Planning your exit strategy: Why tech businesses need to think ahead

ExIT: Tech entrepreneurs need to start planning ahead

ExIT: Tech entrepreneurs need to start planning ahead

21 Jan 2015

Planning an exit strategy is vital for any business; even if you are thinking it will be some time away. Chris Cairns, Partner at Alliotts Accountants, looks at some of the common exit options for businesses in the technology sector.

Is the North-East the new M&A capital for financial services?

David Heard, partner, Ashfords LLP / 21 Jan 2015

A recent report by Deloittes suggested the North-East could see a large increase in M&A activity in the very recent future: below an expert from law firm Ashfords LLP calls on his experience to delve into the claim further

What’s The Balance Between Man and Machine For SMEs Looking To Borrow?

Man machine: Combining human and digital attributes is key

Man machine: Combining human and digital attributes is key

21 Jan 2015

Are lending decisions based on human intuition or digital algorithms? The best answer can include a combination of the two, say Boost Capital

How to transition your family business before retirement

20 Jan 2015

Handing over a family business to the next generation is often a precarious time. Read on for tips on how to minimise pain during the transitional period.

10 quick tips to ward off Q1 cashflow shortages

Money walks: Cash can be tight at the start of the year

Money walks: Cash can be tight at the start of the year

By Tracy Ewen of IGF Invoice Finance / 20 Jan 2015

Tracy Ewen, managing director of IGF Invoice Finance, provides 10 New Year’s resolutions to set businesses on the road to success in 2015.

The Virtual Handshake: How to make the best digital first impression

Keith Holdt, LDC’s Value Enhancement Group / 19 Jan 2015

Do you know what first impression your business gives online? Here are some tips to make sure it's the best it can be

What SMEs need to know about the new retail ombudsman

Soft sell: The ombudsman could help retailers in the long-term

Soft sell: The ombudsman could help retailers in the long-term

Boost Capital / 16 Jan 2015

The introduction of the UK's first retail ombudsman may have passed some by. But it's well-worth catching up on, say Boost Capital

Launching in another country: how to approach international expansion 

Christoph Rieche, CEO of small business finance provider iwoca, on setting up your business abroad. / 15 Jan 2015

It's predicted that 2015 will be a year when many small businesses grow beyond the UK. So what are the main points these companies should bear in mind when spreading across the globe?

2015: A Big Year for Small Business

In bloom: Small business has an opportunity to flourish in 2015

In bloom: Small business has an opportunity to flourish in 2015

Rich Preece, VP and Country Manager, Intuit UK / 15 Jan 2015

With the UK economy back in full swing and a raft of supportive measures introduced in the latest Autumn Statement, the scene is set for small businesses to prosper. So what’s in store over the next 12 months and how will small businesses up and down the country be affected?

A guide to business law for start-ups

Slater Heelis / 14 Jan 2015

There are so many things to consider when launching a business, so it's good to know you at least have the legal side pegged. Law firm Slater Heelis give their tips for success

Managing staff in different timezones

Daniel Foster / 13 Jan 2015

Expanding across borders is becoming more common for growing business, but how do you cope when that means staff working in different timezones? Daniel Foster of 34SP.com gives his views

The strong pound and British business

Enrique Diaz, chief risk officer at Ebury / 07 Jan 2015

Ebury chief risk officer Enrique Diaz writes exclusively for Growth Business on the impact a strong pound can have on UK business

Feminising modern management

Achieving greater gender parity in the boardroom has become a strategic imperative for many firms

Achieving greater gender parity in the boardroom has become a strategic imperative for many firms

20 Nov 2014

Margaret Kett discusses the issue of gender diversity in the boardroom and what can propel women into the higher echelons of management. 

Selfies, saunas and royal planes: My day with David Cameron and 8 Nordic and Baltic prime ministers

Simon Daniel / 13 Nov 2014

Last week I flew to Helsinki with David Cameron as part of a UK delegation of five cleantech and education experts speaking at the Northern Future Forum (NFF).

The living wage movement gathers momentum

Hunter Ruthven / 30 Oct 2014

With Scottish football club Hearts and cinema chain Curzon agreeing to pay staff an hourly rate above the minimum wage, are employers beginning to recognise that employees need more to make ends meet.

Business offers for growing companies

  • Why is everybody talking about the cloud?

    This whitepaper sets out to explain how cloud computing is now taking shape as the primary platform for all business software.

  • Manage your entire business in the cloud

    Sage 200 Online is an online business management software solution, giving your business mobility, flexibility, agility and security. Find out more today.

  • Work better and grow your business

    We have teamed up with business experts to provide essential advice on raising money, communicating better, setting up payment systems, and more. Get your free pack today

  • Look forward with confidence

    We offer business management software and services to millions of businesses like yours. Find out how our local experts can help you.

  • Compare Business Phones

    An instant business mobile phone comparison website which compares the entire market, all the networks and all devices on one site. Save money instantly.

  • 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.

  • 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

Disruptive: Laundrapp wants to be the Uber of laundry

Laundrapp cleans up with further £4m funding round

On-demand laundry service consolidates growth strategy with successful funding round

The Entrepreneur

Talent Party CEO Ben Hutt

The Year of the Plane part 2: Three promises

In his second of a series of blog posts, Ben Hutt, CEO of digital recruitment marketplace Talent Party, shares his thoughts on the three commitments that business owners should make to achieve balance

Growing A Business

Training day: Can businesses afford not to train their staff?

Five reasons to invest in staff learning this year

Budget restraints are holding back learning and development programmes: but should businesses be asking if they can afford not to train their staff?

Research

'28% of organisations do not measure the cost of customer service'

Report exposes lack of ROI insight from customer service

The gap in businesses’ measurement of customer experience means they don’t know what customers really want, research finds