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Partners: Rory Stirling, Bruce Macfarlane and Jon Coker pick up their prize

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Fresh from picking up Equity Gap Fund of the Year at Investor Allstars, GrowthBusiness finds out from partner Rory Stirling how MMC Ventures is building an impressive portfolio.

Death of the high street: The five most high profile retail collapses of 2013 and 2014

Business Planning & Expansion

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Patent Box was introduced in April 2013 to encourage high-value growth in the UK

Patent Box was introduced in April 2013 to encourage high-value growth in the UK

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Business Tools

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.

Five habits of effective business fundraising 

Business Finance

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.

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M&A future: Imprima's Tom Horsman says that new tools are emerging

The 21st century virtual data room: A how-to guide

Technology for Business

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.

From the sharing economy to radical generosity: A shift from transacting to gifting

Technology for Business

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.

Tech City has grown out from the roundabout located at London's Old Street

Tech City has grown out from the roundabout located at London's Old Street

Top six hiring trends in London’s Tech City 

Human Resources

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.

Redesigning your office space: Five useful tips

Business Planning & Expansion

Here, we look at some strategies for bringing out the full potential of your office. 

Businesses can unlock assets such as unpaid invoices to secure capital

Businesses can unlock assets such as unpaid invoices to secure capital

Untapped strength: How SMEs can unlock balance sheets to finance growth 

Business Finance

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.

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