Comment & Analysis

Time for a rethink on the SME classification

Hunter Ruthven / 15 Aug 2013

Now is an opportune moment to find a more focussed definition of business size.

Zero hour contracts – a love or hate relationship

Hunter Ruthven / 06 Aug 2013

With a lot of negative press emerging about zero hour contracts, what do entrepreneurs and business leaders really think about the practice?

The end of bogus sexual harassment claims?

Hunter Ruthven / 01 Aug 2013

This week saw the formal introduction of fees for employment tribunals in the UK – a development that was described as a 'great day for Britain's worst bosses' by TUC general secretary Frances O'Grady.

UK manufacturing back on the front page – for the right reason

Hunter Ruthven / 25 Jul 2013

Before the explosion of technology prowess seen in East London, and financial firepower that now calls Canary Wharf home, the UK was built on a strong history of manufacturing.

The Apprentice: Best of a bad bunch

Hunter Ruthven / 18 Jul 2013

So Lord Sugar, or Sir Alan as he's otherwise known, has chosen his next business partner. But what do the finalists suggest about UK entrepreneurship?

A winning recipe for entrepreneurial triumph

Hunter Ruthven / 05 Jul 2013

Five traits key for business success: ingenuity, self-belief, risk taking, commitment and experience.

Turning back time like the Rolling Stones and BEBO

Simon Daniel / 04 Jul 2013

Events in the last week point towards a reawakening of days gone by – could the same be needed for innovation?

To outsource or not to outsource, that is the question

Johnny Hewett / 25 Jun 2013

In an era when you can outsource your outsourcing, working out what is really core is time well spent.

Crowdfunding: An arriving and welcome phenomenon

Jon Moulton / 18 Jun 2013

The rise of crowdfunding can only be sustained if we keep the nanny state out.

Green light for cleantech entrepreneurs

Hunter Ruthven / 13 Jun 2013

I'm always enthused when the government decides to not just throw money at a generic problem, but actually target specific elements of it.

Make a life, not a living

Hunter Ruthven / 06 Jun 2013

That was the business ethos being championed by Etsy CEO Chad Dickerson during a talk at the Royal Society for the encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce.

Tech City double act

Hunter Ruthven / 30 May 2013

The government now has two new advisers on tech policy.

Partnering with larger businesses for growth

Davor Hebel / 23 May 2013

Building a high-growth business stage three: Choosing to partner with larger firms to collaborate on projects.

Channeling Instagram for start-up success

Hunter Ruthven / 16 May 2013

That a team of 13 could build a business worth $1 billion should be the inspiration that all entrepreneurs need.

Can Ontario mount a serious challenge to Silicon Valley?

Hunter Ruthven / 09 May 2013

With a pile of government cash behind it, Ontario is gearing itself up to compete on the global technology field.

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