Comment & Analysis

How to transition your family business before retirement

20 Jan 2015

Handing over a family business to the next generation is often a precarious time. Read on for tips on how to minimise pain during the transitional period.

10 quick tips to ward off Q1 cashflow shortages

By Tracy Ewen of IGF Invoice Finance / 20 Jan 2015

Tracy Ewen, managing director of IGF Invoice Finance, provides 10 New Year’s resolutions to set businesses on the road to success in 2015.

The Virtual Handshake: How to make the best digital first impression

Handy hints: Do you know what your virtual handshake says about you?

Handy hints: Do you know what your virtual handshake says about you?

Keith Holdt, LDC’s Value Enhancement Group / 19 Jan 2015

Do you know what first impression your business gives online? Here are some tips to make sure it's the best it can be

What SMEs need to know about the new retail ombudsman

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 

Branching out: Growth across borders may soon be the norm

Branching out: Growth across borders may soon be the norm

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

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

Getting started: Legal pitfalls can be avoided with a bit of prior knowledge

Getting started: Legal pitfalls can be avoided with a bit of prior knowledge

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 34SP.com 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

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

'I can see a future for growth business in paying more focused and cluster attention to this northern market.'

'I can see a future for growth business in paying more focused and cluster attention to this northern market.'

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.

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