Five reasons to start an affiliate business

Businesses like Groupon use the affiliate process to acquire customers

Businesses like Groupon use the affiliate process to acquire customers

With the likes of Zynga, Foursquare and Groupon proving that success can be found in starting up an affiliate business, experienced industry entrepreneur Sam Miranda looks at the benefits to the route.

Domain attraction

Choosing a domain name often involves extensive research

GrowthBusiness looks at what to consider when choosing a domain name and how the decision can impact on web searches.

Attracting attention without Facebook

With Facebook ad prices soaring, growing businesses may start being priced out of the social media market. Lucy George, director of Wordville, writes that traditional brand awareness strategies remain effective.

Interview with Nigel Lacy

Nigel Lacy, co-founder of young driver insurance specialist Young Marmalade, explains the concept of the business and its success in being completely web-based.

Online presence

Four entrepreneurs discuss how their website reflects their brand

Perfect pitch: giving a great presentation

Whether you are meeting people at events, trying to win new customers or looking for investment, pitching is an unavoidable element of modern business.

Seven surefire ways to boost sales

These strategies will help you increase top line growth in good times and bad.

Effective websites

A website is a powerful sales tool

Two major obstacles stand in the way of making a site effective: ego (“sorry, the CEO insists that the background be lime green”), and design-by-committee (“let’s take a vote to see what colour the background should be…)

Preparing for a pitch

A lack of preparation will kill any presentation before you even enter the room. Here's how to make sure you have everything in place to wow your audience.

Building brands online

Ronan Lyons, economist

Economist Ronan Lyons argues that the internet has broken down barriers to entry across the economy, giving individuals the chance to build their own brands.

Brand monitoring

Find out what your customers really think about you

Local search: get noticed

Most internet users use local search techniques to locate products and services in their area. Steve Barnes, CEO of online search specialist Infoserve, explains how you can get in on the action.

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The emerging markets worth a MINT

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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.

The name game: Stories behind the naming of some of the most prominent growing UK companies

Business Tools

Ever wondered what the story was behind the names of some of the businesses you use or admire? GrowthBusiness meets five to go back to be beginning and find out the inspiration.

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At the beginning of 2013 Richard Reed and the rest of his founding team at Innocent Drinks sold out the last of their stake to Coca Cola. GrowthBusiness finds out what happens after exiting a business valued at $500 million.

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With March IPOs raising £671 million on London's AIM market, it looks like the junior exchange is back to its best.

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