Resurgent Wigan open for business

In this piece, in partnership with Wigan Council, we look at the opportunities available in the heart of the Northern Powerhouse

How to turn your side project into a business

Into the black: Turning a side project into a business is more than a pipe dream

These days more people than ever are taking the leap and turning their side project into a source of income. However, this can be met with a number of obstacles. Daniel Foster, technical director at Manchester-based web hosting company 34SP.com, has already made the transition, and gives his advice on how others can do the same

Why doesn't the UK tech industry have more global champions?

Technology entrepreneur and mentor John O’Connell gives his views…

Creating a great place to work 

Goodgame head of talent acquisition Ina Bourmer

Creating a company that people want to work for is vital to ensure sustainable growth in your business. German gaming business Goodgame Studios has done just that – growing to 1,100 staff in just five years: their head of talent gives her view on how to do the same

Working with non-executive directors in mid-sized growth companies

What do you look for in a non-executive director (NED)? Below are some of the qualities the best NEDs can bring to your business

Why trust in business is the biggest risk worth taking

Good faith: All aspects of trust are crucial for growing businesses

Reg Bamford is the CEO of Sable Group, offering financial planning, mortgage, tax and investment advice to clients who have an international aspect to their situation.

Not growing it alone: The power of collaboration for expanding businesses

Andrew Morris, CEO of the Academy for Chief Executives, on how small businesses can collaborate for growth.

Five ways government is assisting SME growth

The government has an array of measures to help growing businesses

The government continues to provide opportunities for growing companies. Here are a few of them. 

Why SMEs need to think about continuity planning

Anand Ramdeo, director and co-founder of digital estate planning firm Planned Departure, discusses the need for succession planning. 

How to secure the foundations of your business

Using legally watertight contracts is extremely important for growth businesses

Here, we look at the fundamental procedures that entrepreneurs need to observe to ensure a strong basis to their business. 

How to secure clients in industries undergoing fundamental change 

Michael Cairns, CEO of Publishing Technology plc, shares his views on how to grow a business, secure contracts and win new clients when a company’s core industry is in transition.

How to be part of the subscriptions shake up 

It’s easy for established businesses to think that the trend towards subscriptions doesn’t concern them, but it should, says Louis Hall, CEO, of Cerillion Technologies.

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New Energy & Cleantech Awards 2015

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LoPos: The new potato is designed to help dieters

Crowdfunding campaign launched to fund low-carb potatoes

£500,000 target set to develop ‘diet friendly’ food staple

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The Year of the Plane part 2: Three promises

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

Comment & Analysis

Fair pay: Easter can be a complicated time to work out wages

Public holidays: Treating part-time employees fairly

Public holidays can be very tricky when trying to work out part-time and casual staff's wages fairly: so here is a quick guide to do some of the work for you

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'28% of organisations do not measure the cost of customer service'

Report exposes lack of ROI insight from customer service

The gap in businesses’ measurement of customer experience means they don’t know what customers really want, research finds