Once traditionally the finance of choice for lower mid-market buy-out businesses, Alex Macpherson, head of the ventures team at Octopus Investments, explains how his funds are now backing enterprising and dynamic younger firms.
Fiona Beal, professional support lawyer at Brodies, explains the legal framework and responsibilities associated with becoming the director of a business.
When independent designer e-commerce company Boticca decided it needed a rebrand the approach was to imagine the business was a country – then work out its characteristics, iconography and folklore.
It was a moment that most parents have experienced, when they turn around and their child has disappeared out of eyeshot. While Sara Murray was just as worried as the next mother, she also used the incident as inspiration for a new business.
Sean Blanks, marketing director of cartridgesave.co.uk, explains why innovating with practices such as Google Adwords has helped the business stay ahead.
Jason Stevens, patent attorney at Dehns, gives an outline of how the Patent Box and R&D tax reliefs work as well as explaining why both may be available to businesses that don’t even realise it.
In the latest of his advice-based pieces for business owners, Fergal O’Mullane, director at retail tech accelerator Eccomplished, looks at what goes into a successful approach to equity fundraising.
In an era of fast deals and big money, Tom Horsman, head of technology at Imprima, explains how a virtual data room aids the process.
As the five companies making up the shortlist for Europe's Allstar Company, GrowthBusiness profiles Achica, BlaBlaCar, Farfetch, NewVoiceMedia and Zound Industries to find out what goes into creating and growing a leading technology company.
As the baby boomers and millennials line up in the workplace, Watershed director Simon Middleton examines how the new concept of 'radical generosity' could lead to a generation of entrepreneurs paying it forward.
Alex Dover and Stacey McCarthy, director and office manager at Tech City recruitment consultancy Prism Digital, reveal how networking, shared spaces and overseas workers are dominating Silicon Roundabout recruitment.
Here, we look at some strategies for bringing out the full potential of your office.
Adrian Sainsbury, CEO of the commercial division of Close Brothers, explores asset-based finance route and explains how the approach can be flexible for businesses.
Fergal O’Mullane, director at retail tech accelerator Eccomplished, looks at the key issues that prevent investors from backing companies.
As the battle lines are draw between the Yes camp of Alex Salmond and the No camp of Alistair Darling, GrowthBusiness asks the question of what a lone Scotland would do for business.
Paul Byrne, managing director at Thesaurus Software, gives his advice on getting the most out of payroll software.
Why Kickstarter must become more selective with pitches if it is to become a viable way for businesses to raise money, says Gekko managing director Dan Todaro.
Given the run of sunshine we’ve had so far this summer, no one really wants to be stuck inside their office. Unless, of course, it’s an office that doesn’t really feel like an office at all, an office that, quite successfully, pretends that it’s something else entirely – a café perhaps, or even a gallery.
Recruiting for fast-growth businesses is a key component to maintaining development, but is a task fraught with issues involving time, talent pool, resources and intuition.
From a council estate in Liverpool to a public market exit, young business builder Mark Pearson has always been at the forefront of innovation and market trends.
In his second of a series of blog posts, Ben Hutt, CEO of digital recruitment marketplace Talent Party, shares his thoughts on the three commitments that business owners should make to achieve balance
Smaller business thrive on their agility, so why do so many still not embrace the kind of wirseless technology that can provide it? Peter Hannah, regional director UK, Ireland & Nordics, NETGEAR explores
The Funding for Lending scheme is running out of steam, so where will mid-market businesses turn now for finance?
The gap in businesses’ measurement of customer experience means they don’t know what customers really want, research finds