Redesigning your office space: Five useful tips

Office layout can be an integral part of an organisation's success

Office layout can be an integral part of an organisation's success

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

How venture capital investment can help with internationalisation

Malcolm Kpedekpo co-founded Panoramic Growth Equity in 2009

As the British powers that be look to ramp up exporting, Panoramic Growth Equity investment partner Malcolm Kpedekpo explains how the firm’s investment has helped portfolio companies go global.

Taking Europe by the Loos: Bathrooms.com learns what it takes to export to the continent

Going over to Europe isn't a problem for most Brits, but launching in a European market is another matter altogether. Bathrooms.com found that out when they decided to expand into both France and Germany recently.

Top tips for growing your start-up business

Doing some simple market research can reveal the true scale of something

Before going full steam ahead with ramping up business growth, consider what must be done initially to give the best possible chance for success.

Business owners need to stick to what they're good at to grow

Hayley Conick, country manager for Elance-oDesk, argues that successful business builders must be able to begin delegating.

Post-Brazil World Cup: A winning opportunity for UK businesses?

Having finished hosting the World Cup, Brazil turns its attentions to the Olympics

Philippe Gelis, CEO and co-founder of Kantox, takes a step back from the World Cup fervour and asks what kind of business legacy may be left behind.

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.

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

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

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.

Starting to grow across borders? Don’t underestimate the power of local nuance

Rising confidence amongst UK SMEs is leading to a surge in firms looking to new international markets for the first time in order to grow sales. However, a lack of understanding of their target market’s local nuances can create unwelcome headaches, says TMF Group regional managing director Michael Adams. 

Top tips for smarter business in South Africa

Business zone: South Africa is becoming a increasingly diverse economy

Ever considered South Africa as a new market to move into? Matthew Furneaux, head of international ID registration at GBGroup, provides an introduction to trading with the nation.

How family planning factors into business

Max Hudson and Katie Forsyth, partner and trainee solicitor at Payne Hicks Beach, lift the lid on the elements essential for a successful family business.

The emerging markets worth a MINT

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.

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