Comment & Analysis

Boiling down the contents of the government's Small Business, Enterprise and Employment Bill

Hunter Ruthven / 25 Jun 2014

After much fanfare, and an appearance during the Queen's Speech, the Small Business, Enterprise and Employment Bill has been unveiled. But what does it promise for enterprising UK companies?

What can we learn about management from the World Cup Finals?

Hunter Ruthven / 13 Jun 2014

Over the next month 32 men will be put under intense pressure and scrutiny to deliver success on a global level, sound familiar?

Why SMEs should implement truly flexible working

Christian Lanng / 09 Jun 2014

Flexible working has been around for a while in various forms, but here is why I think a truly flexible approach works.

Entrepreneurial ideas are all about the right timing

Simon Daniel / 05 Jun 2014

In an era when the obsession with start-up generation is reaching fervour, it will be interesting to see which ones stand the test of time.

Is the government really listening to the business community?

Hunter Ruthven / 30 May 2014

As we approach the start of a General Election year, have the government done enough to engage with, and take advice from, the business community?

Want to connect with active technology investors?

Hunter Ruthven / 22 May 2014

Building a relationship with potential investors is one of the most important activities when it comes to growing a start-up.

B2B sales: Not just about great salespeople (though it never hurts!)

Johnny Hewett / 12 May 2014

Creating a successful sales team goes beyond simply finding those that can sell fridges to Eskimos.

A great year for cleantech in the UK

Hunter Ruthven / 09 May 2014

As ever, our annual New Energy & Cleantech Awards brought together the best of the industry and highlighted some groundbreaking developments.

Build your business not your network: A message to European entrepreneurs

Christian Lanng / 01 May 2014

Early-stage businesses need to be careful to not get swept up in the sexy start-up scene.

Is AIM's renaissance complete?

Hunter Ruthven / 17 Apr 2014

With March IPOs raising £671 million on London's AIM market, it looks like the junior exchange is back to its best.

Securing funding for cleantech ventures

Hunter Ruthven / 10 Apr 2014

Cleantech businesses and projects are notoriously difficult to get off the ground, with cyclical changes in the cost-effectiveness and market potential for technologies having a big impact.

The great crowdfunding exit debate

Hunter Ruthven / 27 Mar 2014

The sale of Kickstarter-backed Oculus VR has ignited the opinions of many who question how early-stage backers benefit when businesses do well.

The World Wide Web and its role in building businesses

Hunter Ruthven / 13 Mar 2014

The internet has done wonderful things for entrepreneurs, and given them tools our predecessors could only dream about.

The government’s last meaningful Budget before election time

Hunter Ruthven / 06 Mar 2014

It's that time of the year again, when George Osborne unveils his latest batch of economy boosting ingredients.

Getting your business in front of the right investor

Hunter Ruthven / 27 Feb 2014

The search for the right backer is one which should start a long time before needing capital.

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