Comment & Analysis

What SMEs need to know about the new retail ombudsman

Soft sell: The ombudsman could help retailers in the long-term

Soft sell: The ombudsman could help retailers in the long-term

Boost Capital / 16 Jan 2015

The introduction of the UK's first retail ombudsman may have passed some by. But it's well-worth catching up on, say Boost Capital

Launching in another country: how to approach international expansion 

Christoph Rieche, CEO of small business finance provider iwoca, on setting up your business abroad. / 15 Jan 2015

It's predicted that 2015 will be a year when many small businesses grow beyond the UK. So what are the main points these companies should bear in mind when spreading across the globe?

2015: A Big Year for Small Business

In bloom: Small business has an opportunity to flourish in 2015

In bloom: Small business has an opportunity to flourish in 2015

Rich Preece, VP and Country Manager, Intuit UK / 15 Jan 2015

With the UK economy back in full swing and a raft of supportive measures introduced in the latest Autumn Statement, the scene is set for small businesses to prosper. So what’s in store over the next 12 months and how will small businesses up and down the country be affected?

A guide to business law for start-ups

Slater Heelis / 14 Jan 2015

There are so many things to consider when launching a business, so it's good to know you at least have the legal side pegged. Law firm Slater Heelis give their tips for success

Managing staff in different timezones

Daniel Foster / 13 Jan 2015

Expanding across borders is becoming more common for growing business, but how do you cope when that means staff working in different timezones? Daniel Foster of gives his views

The strong pound and British business

Enrique Diaz, chief risk officer at Ebury / 07 Jan 2015

Ebury chief risk officer Enrique Diaz writes exclusively for Growth Business on the impact a strong pound can have on UK business

Feminising modern management

Achieving greater gender parity in the boardroom has become a strategic imperative for many firms

Achieving greater gender parity in the boardroom has become a strategic imperative for many firms

20 Nov 2014

Margaret Kett discusses the issue of gender diversity in the boardroom and what can propel women into the higher echelons of management. 

Selfies, saunas and royal planes: My day with David Cameron and 8 Nordic and Baltic prime ministers

Simon Daniel / 13 Nov 2014

Last week I flew to Helsinki with David Cameron as part of a UK delegation of five cleantech and education experts speaking at the Northern Future Forum (NFF).

The living wage movement gathers momentum

Hunter Ruthven / 30 Oct 2014

With Scottish football club Hearts and cinema chain Curzon agreeing to pay staff an hourly rate above the minimum wage, are employers beginning to recognise that employees need more to make ends meet.

Time for The Apprentice to decide its purpose

Hunter Ruthven / 15 Oct 2014

What started as a TV show attempting to find the next superstar of Alan Sugar's business empire has turned into a tit-for-tat 12-week cat fight culminating in an angel investment you'd never find in the business world.

Expanding your global footprint

Christian Lanng / 06 Oct 2014

Taking a business worldwide should be implemented from a very early stage with a few key strategies.

From the viewpoint of a judge

George Coelho / 02 Oct 2014

I have been judging the Investor Allstars awards since the start, now some 11 years, and I still use the same old jokes on my fellow judges. However while the jokes may not have advanced, the quality of the contestants has improved markedly.

Europe's unicorn technology businesses riding strong

Hunter Ruthven / 25 Sep 2014

In a year when so many exciting company's raised big sums of money, and were sold for eye-watering sums, deciding which were the best was hard work.

A referendum which could have a profound impact on business

Hunter Ruthven / 18 Sep 2014

Whatever the result of the Scottish independence referendum, the outcome will likely have a significant effect on the business landscape of the UK or divided nations.

Prolific VC investors and trailblazing entrepreneurs make Investor Allstars shortlist

Hunter Ruthven / 10 Sep 2014

The shortlist for this year’s Investor Allstars awards has been announced, and it’s a veritable who’s who of the entrepreneurial and growth company landscape.

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