Comment & Analysis

Marketing: return on investment or education

Hunter Ruthven / 09 Jan 2014

It’s a fine a balance achieving the right marketing strategy at outset.

Good, but not great

Chris Ingram / 18 Dec 2013

The internet revolution has redefined what 'great' is when it comes to business.

As Cameron headed east, UK cleantech went west

Simon Daniel / 10 Dec 2013

Visiting Colorado with the best of the UK cleantech sector to develop contacts with investors and partners.

My Autumn Statement stocking feels a bit bare

Hunter Ruthven / 05 Dec 2013

While not offering much in the way of business goodies, George Osborne’s speech offered some festive cheer.

Stand up and take notes George Osborne

Hunter Ruthven / 28 Nov 2013

Putting out an open call for Autumn Statement demands produced some interesting results.

Light bulb on, light bulb off

Hunter Ruthven / 21 Nov 2013

It's that old adage again: the UK is never short of an idea, we just fall down when it comes to the execution.

Saying no to a $3 billion offer

Hunter Ruthven / 14 Nov 2013

A little smile crossed my face when I learned that photo sharing start-up Snapchat had turned down Facebook.

Proving the doubters wrong

Davor Hebel / 05 Nov 2013

Learning from history's best to not give up on an idea.

Meeting Vince Cable for a cup of tea

Hunter Ruthven / 31 Oct 2013

This week I met business secretary Vince Cable to discuss exporting, trade missions and the new business bank.

Learning from Twitter’s call to IPO on the NYSE

Hunter Ruthven / 23 Oct 2013

The decision by Twitter to list on the New York Stock Exchange, rather than the techie favourite NASDAQ, raises the question of what an exchange really means.

Over invest in the right people

Johnny Hewett / 14 Oct 2013

Why spending more on a company's greatest asset is money well invested.

UKTI mission to India: 'The $10 Trillion Prize'

Simon Daniel / 10 Oct 2013

Blackouts, slum housing but 900 million mobile connections – India will define the next few decades of growth for the UK.

Europe's improving entrepreneurs and investors

George Coelho / 03 Oct 2013

Angry Birds, dinosaurs and female domination at Investor AllStars 2013.

Tapping into the entrepreneurial DNA

Davor Hebel / 25 Sep 2013

There are a few crucial traits that all business builders should possess.

Thinking about the options for finance as an SME

Stephen Welton / 12 Sep 2013

Growing businesses are often scared of the idea of accepting external finance, but funding is in many ways just another supply to be procured, argues Stephen Welton. 

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