Comment & Analysis

Growth Business election round-up: Week 2

Bed Ed: Miliband's love life is under the microscope

Bed Ed: Miliband's love life is under the microscope

10 Apr 2015

As the second week of the election campaign draws to a close we look at the main talking points

Four ways low inflation has changed the business landscape

By John Atkinson / 09 Apr 2015

Low inflation is here to stay it seems: so how should businesses adapt to the new conditions?

Growth Business election round-up: Week 1

Hywel Roberts / 02 Apr 2015

The first week of the election campaign is almost over: So what was said and how will it go down in the business community?

Business education – what’s the point?

By Professor Maurits van Rooijen / 01 Apr 2015

Entrepreneurs pride themselves on forging their own path: but can learning through traditional education routes still be useful?

Public holidays: Treating part-time employees fairly

Fair pay: Easter can be a complicated time to work out wages

Fair pay: Easter can be a complicated time to work out wages

by Jennie Atefi / 30 Mar 2015

Public holidays can be very tricky when trying to work out part-time and casual staff's wages fairly: so here is a quick guide to do some of the work for you

What does the failure of the Funding for Lending scheme mean for small businesses?

Russell Gould, COO at Orange Money (trading as Ezbob and Everline) / 24 Mar 2015

The Funding for Lending scheme is running out of steam, so where will mid-market businesses turn now for finance?

The future of the plumbing entrepreneur

Business-owner: Self-employed plumbers contribute massively to the UK economy

Business-owner: Self-employed plumbers contribute massively to the UK economy

24 Mar 2015

Steve Emmerson, MD of heating franchise business, Homeserve Alliance looks at the changing face of entrepreneurs and the traditional business owners that are determined to stay ahead of the competition.

How the sharing economy Is helping small business

By Barnaby Lashbrooke, founder of virtual workforce platform Time Etc / 18 Mar 2015

Disintermediation in the smaller companies equity sector

Uneconomic: Have regulators made private access to IPOs 'more trouble than its worth?'

Uneconomic: Have regulators made private access to IPOs 'more trouble than its worth?'

10 Mar 2015

How will crowdfunding affect the equity sector in the coming years? This extensive piece from Allenby Capital looks at what the future could hold.

How to create a professional investment portfolio

05 Mar 2015

Professional investment is now a viable alternative to traditional saving plans: but how can you make sure you mitigate the risk and maximise your chances for profit?

What the Swiss currency crisis means for you

Franc debate: The Swiss currency crisis sent shockwaves through European markets

Franc debate: The Swiss currency crisis sent shockwaves through European markets

04 Mar 2015

One of the biggest single moves in a major currency took place back in January, as the Swiss National Bank put financial markets into a frenzy: what does this mean for you and your business?

5 ways to make sure you're heard in meetings

By Alex Lynch / 03 Mar 2015

Meetings are a crucial part of starting and growing a successful business: so how can you make sure you are heard when making that big pitch?

Is it fair to use zero-hours workers when expanding your business?

Flexible working: But do employees on these terms get a fair deal?

Flexible working: But do employees on these terms get a fair deal?

Hywel Roberts / 02 Mar 2015

New report suggests 1.8 million firms used them last summer: but are controversial zero-hours contracts fair for the workers employed on them?

How higher civil court fees will affect mid-market businesses

Jade Campbell, solicitor, Wedlake Bell LLP / 27 Feb 2015

You might not realise that a recent rise in civil court fees and your business's profits could be linked, but a top solicitor explains why you're wrong...

Calculating holiday pay following recent legislation

Holiday pay: Getting it wrong can cause SMEs major problems

Holiday pay: Getting it wrong can cause SMEs major problems

By Chris Weaver / 25 Feb 2015

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