To mark Big Energy Saving Week, Phil Scholes, SME sales and marketing director at npower, offers advice on how small and medium sized businesses can give themselves an edge over their competitors by reducing their cost base through better energy management.
While most students would have used the excuse of poor revision materials to give studying a miss, born-and-bred 17 year-old entrepreneur George Burgess saw an opportunity.
Europlus Direct and Jim Hart's investment in native speaking salespeople has led to export success and growth of revenues to £8 million. It's a move which Hart believes is his best ever, and has also led to the founding of a company supplying recruitment and translation services.
Despite the struggles for SMEs to secure finance, the number of options available continues to grow. Clive Lewis, head of SME issues at the ICAEW, provides a guide to what is out there.
While growing a company in new territories can be a baptism of fire, currency management need not hold back a business – as Halo Financial director David Johnson explains.
Having not paid herself for three years after founding The Cambridge Satchel Company, Julie Deane has now secured $21 million worth of venture capital. GrowthBusiness finds out how she's going to spend it.
Sam Jardine, partner at commercial law firm Watson Burton, looks at how customer and supplier contracts are factored into a company sale.
If George Osborne's call for a raising of the national minimum wage by 69p goes through it will bring it back in line with pre-crash levels, but what does this mean for those having to pay it?
Stuart Evans, chief technology officer at Invu, explains how using electronic and automated invoice processing can ease the strain on finance departments.
Gabriela Castro-Fontoura, director at Sunny Sky Solutions, gives her tips on how businesses should prepare before entering the Mexican market.
Despite the ever-growing number of technology start-ups setting up in London and the rest of the UK, they will be going nowhere unless the right talent can be employed. It's a quandary which Startup Institute is hoping to solve by bringing its already successful US model to Britain.
Adrian Mutton, CEO of Sannam S4, which helps UK companies explore opportunities, then set up and expand in India, outlines the key issues which companies considering the Indian market must bear in mind.
For any business looking to stay ahead of the innovation curve, bring your own device is a trend which has been hard to ignore. Scott Cairns, CTO at T-systems, explains what companies need to address before diving in.
While there is all too often doom and gloom surrounding business lending, Tradeshift CEO Christian Lanng believes that alternative methods could be about to provide a much needed shake-up.
Maxwell Rodriguez, online payment expert at SecureTrading, analyses what 2014 might have in store for Bitcoin.
Glenn Porter, general manager of international identity verification at GB Group, provides a run down on what needs to be done to enter the Brazilian e-commerce market.
Comparing prices, asking about guarantees and securing reference checks are amongst tips from Hiring Hub writer Tom Williams when it comes to selecting a recruitment firm.
Growing quickly and efficiently takes careful planning, explains IglooBooks co-founder and CEO John Styring.
Luke Lang, co-founder and chief marketing officer of equity crowdfunding platform Crowdcube, reveals why teaming up with a boutique PR agency is his best business decision to date.
As one of the biggest trends to emerge during 2013, 3D Hubs co-founder Bram de Zwart explains why 3D printing is democratising the way start-ups can compete with bigger players.
At the beginning of 2013 Richard Reed and the rest of his founding team at Innocent Drinks sold out the last of their stake to Coca Cola. GrowthBusiness finds out what happens after exiting a business valued at $500 million.
Glenn Porter, general manager international identity verification at GBGroup, examines the opportunities and risks of trading with the MINT population of Mexico, Indonesia, Nigeria and Turkey.
With March IPOs raising £671 million on London's AIM market, it looks like the junior exchange is back to its best.