From the humble ballpoint pen to karaoke: Six businesses that lost out millions

In our knowledge economy, the best idea wins. Here are seven innovators who could have benefitted from patenting their ideas, reminding us how valuable an asset intellectual property can be

Is it time to relocate your headquarters? Eight tips to consider when moving

Three in four of your customers might be judging you right now based on where you're based. Here's why location matters, and eight tips to help you choose the right place for your HQ

Breaking the American market: how to flip into the US

Breaking into the US opens up huge opportunities for British businesses, but the competition can be ruthless. American legal firm Morrison & Foerster’s Murray A. Indick and Jonathan O’Connell outline the best ways to break in

Six tips to think like an innovator

Guglielmo Marconi demonstrating his first long distance radio transmissions in the 1890s.

Leadership speaker and author, Paul Sloane outlines six ways to recaim the lost art of thinking innovatively

Five things you need to know to take your business global

Marketing strategies to help you take off overseas

Will Brexit affect succession planning?

Following the UK's vote to leave the European Union, many family businesses are re-examining their succession plans. Here's what you need to know when planning ahead

Four hacks for a smooth digital transition

Here's how you can avoid the perils and pitfalls of going digital

Think global

The benefits of trading internationally can be enormous and not just for SMEs, but for the whole economy. Here's why thinking global can boost your business

Empathy not apathy: the key to a successful business

Traditionally, empathy didn’t really have a place in business. The pursuit of profits was paramount, with the office of the past an environment where compassion and an understanding point of view had no place. However, times have changed, writes Nick Peart, marketing director EMEA at Zendesk

Going back to the basics

Nothing like a good old fashioned staff meeting - image circa 1920

Research commissioned by the British Council for Offices reveals most employees may be tiring of hot desk-ing and remote working. Office Depot's Paula Marshall explains why going back to the basics may be best for productivity

Managing growth: how to secure your start-up’s future

Recruitment finance provider, Sonovate, recently secured £20 million in capital investment. The company's co-CEO Richard Prime shares the lessons he learned on his growth journey

10 key steps for going it alone

Going the distance as a technology entrepreneur can be an arduous, and often lonely journey. Menzies LLP's Stephen Hemmings outlines a checklist for business owners venturing out on their own

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Working capital finance can help release money tied up in invoices and other assets to help keep your business on the growth path. Funding Options CEO Conrad Ford explains

Sleeping on the job? 10 reasons why that's great for productivity

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According to sleep experts, here's why an afternoon siesta might be the best thing for business

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What's in a bribe? Five signs you may be breaking the law

Most people are unaware that the 'gift' they are receiving can be seen as a bribe by a court of law. Here's how to keep your business on the right side of the legal system

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The annual Directors’ Pay on AIM report is the most comprehensive review of directors’ remuneration on AIM available. It’s ideal for benchmarking your team’s salary, that of your organisation and even your own salary.