When the money rolls in following an institutional backing, businesses often have more money to utilise than ever before. GrowthBusiness has gathered four Business Growth Fund portfolio firms to find out how capital expenditure features in business growth.
RTI comes into effect on 6 April and it will affect all UK employers and their employees. Helen Harvey, payroll director at Payrole, provides her top tips for getting ready in time and remaining a conscientious employer.
If you're a landlord in these uncertain times, you're likely to find yourself worrying about what might be coming around the corner.
The Alternative Investment Market now has 24 CEOs who earn more than £1 million.
Now is the time to invest in new plant and machinery for maximum tax benefits, writes Paul Webb, a tax partner at accountancy firm Robert James Partnership.
Lesley Stalker, tax partner at Surrey-based tax adviser RJP, explains that while the Enterprise Investment Scheme can bring much needed investment to a business, there are a number of tax implications to be aware of.
Lesley Stalker, tax partner at Surrey-based tax adviser RJP, examines the pitfalls that can be encountered when businesses look to make tax savings with company cars.
Alternative approaches to SME funding such as invoice finance (factoring and invoice discounting) are now offered by the top banks and independent lenders across the UK.
Lesley Stalker, tax partner at Robert James Partnership, gives her account of the Budget and its impact on British businesses.
Companies with fewer than 50 employees breathed a collective sigh of relief last November when the government announced that they would not have to implement planned changes to pensions until 2015.
Nick Britton, research director at Vitesse Media Research, gives a sneak preview of this annual survey.
Jonathan Portes, director at the National Institute of Economic and Social Research, looks at the economic benefits of immigration.
Many companies are trying to determine what future role traditional cheques will play in everyday business despite the saviour of the payment method.
Although many businesses become insolvent every month, it often takes the failure of a household brand to attract public attention, writes Simon Streat of Experian.
How can a business cut costs, preserve the environment and improve its image among eco-conscious consumers? We report on strategies to green your supply chain that may even improve the bottom line.
If the UK goes into another recession, it's going to be even more difficult to access funding through the banks, writes Sophie Murra.
If you have bought, built, refurbished or renovated commercial premises, now is the time to maximise tax relief.
Deciding to switch banks may feel empowering, but Bobby Lane, a partner at accountancy firm Shelley Stock Hutter, says there may be unintended consequences including an affect on your ability to raise finance.
With businesses coming out of hiding, Phil Woodward asks whether alternative forms of financing could pave the way for growth?
As businesses look to grow, sources of available funding become paramount in facilitating this change. The move from regional to global player is a big step to make, requiring a comprehensive strategy and access to finance.
Despite it taking until 2013 for the UK to have its first ‘official astronaut’, Britain’s space industry offers many opportunities for aspiring entrepreneurs.
Building a high-growth business stage three: Choosing to partner with larger firms to collaborate on projects.
New research from GrowthBusiness shows that the number of UK cash shells is climbing. We speak to new entrants to the market and those that have recently closed deals to find out what’s driving shells’ increasing popularity.