Comment & Analysis

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. 

The excess of office productivity tools and cloud services can be counter-productive

Simon Daniel / 05 Sep 2013

Gone are the days when you could rely on a nice bundle of Microsoft Office tools to be adequate.

Technology trailblazers

Hunter Ruthven / 29 Aug 2013

We all know which technology firms are leading the world – but what about those operating under the radar.

All those looking to IPO, form an orderly queue

Hunter Ruthven / 22 Aug 2013

The growth markets have endured a torrid time since the financial crash, but there is now reason to be optimistic.

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?

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