Comment & Analysis

The venture capital numbers game

Hunter Ruthven / 13 Feb 2014

It's always interesting to find out who the most active investors have been.

Coding in the UK curriculum – can I go back to school?

Hunter Ruthven / 06 Feb 2014

The Year of Code is upon us, and with it a generation of coders could be born.

David Cameron's love affair with small businesses

Hunter Ruthven / 30 Jan 2014

This week David Cameron used the Federation of Small Businesses' annual conference to outline his future plans for SME help.

An iPhone M&A app: Now I’ve seen everything

Hunter Ruthven / 16 Jan 2014

Just when you thought the world couldn't get any crazier, someone brings out a smartphone app so that users can become 'the world's greatest dealmaker'.

Growth is back on the agenda for ambitious UK businesses

Stephen Welton / 16 Jan 2014

Positive market figures and a renewed focus on the future bodes well for SME growth during 2014.

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.

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