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George Burgess pitches Gojimo at the consul-generalís apartment in Chicago

George Burgess pitches Gojimo at the consul-generalís apartment in Chicago

Business Planning & Expansion

George Burgess, founder of Gojimo and recipient of a $1 million capital injection from Index Ventures and JamJar Investments, relives his trade mission for GrowthBusiness.

The vital role of IP due diligence in the assessment of company value

Business Tools

With IP such a vital part of a company's worth, Jodie Albutt, patent attorney at Dehns, explains why due diligence is a crucial step in going about securing a valuation.

Kevin Uphill advocates working 'on' the company and not 'in' it

Kevin Uphill advocates working 'on' the company and not 'in' it

Increasing your business value by thinking strategically

Business Planning & Expansion

Kevin Uphill, chairman at Avondale, argues that creating a well-trained second tier that drives a company will free up business owners to focus on strategy.

The decision to hire in-house help

Human Resources

One of the biggest balancing acts for growing businesses is deciding where limited resources should be directed. Ian Cowley, managing director at cartridgesave.co.uk explains why he opted to bring in specialised human resource skills.

Nick D'Aloisio has shown that young entrepreneurs can build and sell an idea

Nick D'Aloisio has shown that young entrepreneurs can build and sell an idea

What parents of teenage tech entrepreneurs should know about the law

Business Regulations

Entrepreneurs are getting younger by the day as tools open children up to idea and business creation at a much younger age. Robert Taylor, consultant IP and media solicitor at Cubism Law, examines what the legal implications of setting up a company at this stage are.

Employee Ownership Trusts could prove valuable for succession planning

Business Tools

For businesses considering a share scheme, or are pondering a succession or exit, Lesley Stalker, tax partner at accountancy firm RJP, presents the benefit of Employee Ownership Trusts.

Deciding what to do with a family firm involves a number of unusual factors

Deciding what to do with a family firm involves a number of unusual factors

The hows and whys of selling a family business 

Exit Strategies

For those weighing up what kind of future their family company might have, Gary Laitner, partner at Faegre Baker Daniels, explains what needs to be done if a sale process is ultimately picked.

Takeover Panel consultation on Post Offer Undertakings and Intentions Statements

Merger & Acquisition

Simon Staples, partner at law firm Ashfords, examines how new rules could be put in place making it easier to hold bidders to account for the promises made during the heat of a merger battle.

The LSE bell has rang for many new listed companies during 2014

The LSE bell has rang for many new listed companies during 2014

Record year for IPOs hints at future market conservatism

Company Flotations

James Lyons, partner at Ashfords, looks back on recent London flotations and explains what kind of impact this may have for future listings.

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