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Options other than high street banks are available, says Tony Pegg

One size does not fit all: Six questions to ask when securing business finance

United Kapital MD Tony Pegg tackles the issue of business finance and gives his advice on the sage questions which must be addressed.

The bill is hoping to make the UK a better place to start and grow a business

The UK's new Small Business, Enterprise and Employment Bill: Transparency is nothing to be scared of

In light of the government's new Enterprise Bill, Edward Craft and Charlotte Baker, partner and senior associate at Wedlake Bell, examine what transparency regulation means for SMEs.

Alex Macpherson had worked with the founding team of Zoopla previously

Why I invested in Zoopla

After watching one of the firm's early investments join the London Stock Exchange, Alex Macpherson, head of the Ventures team at Octopus Investments, explains what he saw in Zoopla that first excited him.

A panel of industry judges awarded Patrick Gallagher Dealmaker of the Year

How to close 13 acquisitions in four years

For most businesses, closing an acquisition is a process fraught with difficulty before, during and after. But for experienced dealmaker Patrick Gallagher, it's how he is building CitySprint into a dominant player in the same-day distribution market.

The Hassle.com team of Tom Nimmo, Alex Depledge and Jules Coleman

How to be pitch perfect when seeking investment for your business

Having recently raised $6 million from the venture capital community, Hassle.com co-founder and CEO Alex Depledge provides guidance on how best to be successful in the process.

Technology now allows staff to not miss big games whilst still getting the job done

How employees can use tech to be productive while watching the summer of sport

Alan Ritchie, managing director at PC World Business, gives his tips on how to balance new flexible working requests with remaining productive.

Serviced offices often come with a number of added perks

The surprising potential of serviced offices for growing your business

They may seem the playground of start-ups or the roaming ground of the lone wolf entrepreneur, but if used strategically, serviced offices can offer great utility for expanding businesses, says i2 Office marketing associate Dan Millington.

Tyrrells is a company now generating over 100 million in retail sales value

Inside track on the £100 million Tyrrells acquisition

As an iconic British household brand, crisp business Tyrrells has its eyes set on global expansion having secured a new financial backer. GrowthBusiness speaks to Investcorp's Hazem Ben-Gacem to get the scoop. 

Business investor: Giles Derry is one of the partners at private equity firm Dunedin

The lure of private equity investment to fuel growth

As a private equity house dedicated to building companies in the financial services, industrial and business services sectors, Dunedin partner Giles Derry tells GrowthBusiness more about the firm's approach.

Tech talent is growing, but still a struggle when it comes to certain positions

Beating the big city lights for tech recruitment

On the back of London Technology Week when the capital was championed for its tech sector growth, Postcode Anywhere co-founder and CEO Guy Mucklow explains how best to attract the best talent for regional businesses outside the city like his.

Increasing geographical footprint is a key element of success for SMEs

Six key success factors of standout SMEs

David Smithson, UK head of SMEs at audit and advisory firm Mazars, details the key practices SMEs should consider to ensure they stand out from the crowd.

Business phones provide a range of tools for a mobilised workforce

How to pick the right business mobile phone contract

As pricing competition heats up, we speak with Compare Business Phones founder and CEO Ashley Bailey to find out what entrepreneurs and owners should be looking for when it comes to selecting the right mobile phone contract.

The UK has been hit by a wave of entrepreneurship and business creation

Business creation grows in every region of the UK

Each region of the UK posted an increase in the amount of businesses within the £2.5 million to £100 million revenue band during the last year, new figures show.

Investing in future proofing a business by building digital skills is key

Commitment to staff learning key for business success in digital age

Using her own experience as director of digital recruitment consultant Futureheads, Rachel Murray explains why imbedding a culture of constant re-education creates an attractive environment for current and future hires.

Government advice: Lord Young has proposals for the full-breadth of education

A round-up of Lord Young's Enterprise for All report

Utilising his experience of building a number of businesses, the government has again turned to Lord Young for advice – this time on how to bring entrepreneurship into education.

Domino's has now been held to ransom over the data that was stolen

What businesses can learn from the Domino's customer data compromise 

Following the breach at fast food chain Domino’s, in which hackers claim to be holding 600,000 customers’ data to ransom, Steve Smith, MD of data security firm Pentura, gives his analysis of the latest security breach to hit news headlines.

Mayor Boris Johnson has thrown his weight behind building London's tech sector

London Technology Week 2014: Why the capital is the best place to grow tech start-ups

In a week when the past achievements and future potential of the London technology sector are put centre stage, Garry Mackay, partner and joint CEO of Ashfords, reveals why the capital has morphed into a prime ecosystem for companies in the sector.

London has firmly established itself as a competitive technology hub

London Technology Week 2014: Five technology ventures leading the charge in the capital

To coincide with the start of the maiden London Technology Week, GrowthBusiness looks back at five of the most promising London-based technology start-ups we've featured during the last year.

Torgny Gunnarsson heads up Imprima, a cloud services provider

The state of play for UK M&A

Despite a drastic dip in domestic UK mergers and acquisitions, Torgny Gunnarsson, CEO of Imprima, examines how trends point towards positivity for 2014.

Patrick Butler has experience of providing family offices with investment advice

Expert advice on how SMEs can attract funding from family offices

Patrick Butler, CEO of Prime Wealth Group and CIO of Omada Capital, unlocks the secrets of securing capital from the family office source.

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