With 2.6 million people now unemployed, Michael Hewson, market analyst at CMC Markets, assesses the impact on business.
Will Davies, managing director at property maintenance business aspect.co.uk, explains that giving his business ‘a new look’ has been his best business decision.
Keith Brown, chief executive of mobile payments service Paythru, declares that his company is ‘not out to change the world’. Instead, he aims to alter consumer behaviour by ‘oiling the wheels’ of change.
Economic growth in the UK fared better than expected in the third quarter, rising 0.5 per cent in the period compared with 0.1 per cent in the previous quarter, official statistics show.
For any board to be effective there are some prerequisites that its members need.
Benefex, a provider of online employee reward and benefit schemes, is the first UK company to receive backing from the bank-backed Business Growth Fund, securing £4.2 million in growth capital.
Almost a quarter of small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in the UK experienced a 50 per cent decline in their profit before tax, according to figures released by Baker Tilly & Company Watch’s SME Distress Monitor.
Unemployment service start-up Personal Development Bureau has become the second business in the UK to close a financing round through the equity crowdfunding website Crowdcube after raising £25,000 in seed capital.
The UK’s major corporations should follow a German initiative and mentor growing medium-sized businesses to help them grow, says Chancellor George Osborne.
When times are tough, it only takes a few stars to remind everyone that success is achievable for all. We unveil our Top 50 Rising Stars of 2011: the annual list of the UK's most exciting fast-growth businesses.
Deciding to sell a business doesn't only affect one person, it also impacts your staff as well. But how do you keep your employees happy as you make your exit from the business?
A lack of insight into the challenges associated with consolidating financial practices means organisations are struggling to achieve the desired goals of M&A says Gary Waylett.
Ashington-based internet business WhatUsersDo has secured a further £150,000 in funding from Northstar Ventures’ Finance for Business North East Accelerator Fund.
Economic optimism among UK businesses has seen a significant fall in August, dropping to levels not seen since March 2009, reveal new figures.
Time was of the essence when Mario Di Giorgio, CEO of e-cigarette brand Salmon & Trout, launched his business. He explains how being proactive worked.
Sophia Harrison, director of financial and professional services at Grayling, looks at how a new exchange platform out of Sweden could strike the right chord of regulation for SMEs.
That a team of 13 could build a business worth $1 billion should be the inspiration that all entrepreneurs need.
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.