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US payments-as-a-service firm eyes UK market

WePay, payments partner to the 'platform economy' across the Atlantic, expands to the UK to link multi-party payments overseas

UK M&A activity post-Brexit: what's the verdict?

According to Thomson Reuters' scorecard for Q2 2016 looking at trends in deal making, UK M&A activity totals $95 billion (£72 billion), down 53 per cent compared to year-to-date 2015. However, industry figures contradict the assertion that deal making may slow post-Brexit

Three ways the "on-the-go" economy has disrupted UK's workforce

A new report reveals a growing nexus between the sharing economy and the on-demand economy, the on-the-go economy, as the engine driving the UK's workforce. Here's why SMEs need to adapt and respond now

The popular BBC show invites entrepreneurs from all sectors to pitch their business in front of five wealthy investors.

Dragons' Den favourites revealed

Ahead of the new series of BBC 2's Dragons' Den, business data site Company Check analysed all 187 businesses that have appeared on the show. Here are the top trends

Sports Direct's draconian work practices reveal the need for NED

Financial commentator, author Gerry Brown, suggests a quick cost-effective solution for Sports Direct, considering the impending investigative report due out tomorrow from the Department of Business Innovation and Skills

Fuss Free Phones raises seed investment to expand reach across ageing population

Dedicated mobile service for elderly users, Fuss Free Phones secured seed funding from European impact investment bank ClearlySo to launch far and wide

Consuming digital content isn't enough: UK fourth among ten 'digital tiger economies'

A study by Barclays reveals that productivity, innovation and growth may be at risk as UK comes just fourth in digital development. How can we bridge the gap?

Airports await expansion takeoff

The much anticipated decision on airport expansion at Heathrow or Gatwick has now been put on hold in the wake of the EU referendum result, and will now be left to the next UK Prime Minister to announce plans sometime in October.

Can London remain a fintech hub post-Brexit?

The UK may still be reeling from the most divisive vote to rock the country in a generation. Following Britain’s decision to leave the European Union, the nation has plunged into a period of uncertainty. GrowthBusiness checks in on the fintech sector, speaking to experts in peer-to-peer lending, foreign exchange and invoice finance

Sino-UK relations on track post-Brexit

John Zai, founder and CEO of Cocoon Networks, counters speculation of waning Chinese investment into the UK technology sector after the EU referendum last month

On-demand sales force service raises $10m to help businesses Brexit-proof

Universal Avenue, a Swedish business connecting growing businesses with freelancers globally, announced its series A funding today, led by Eight Roads Ventures Europe

From simplifying tedious admin tasks to providing near-instant deliveries, robots are very much a part of business now.

The robots aren't coming; they're already here

Artificial intelligence (AI) and robotics aren't in the realm of science fiction anymore. Used in fraud detection, purchase prediction and smart homes, the technology is everywhere - even insidiously in the palm of your hand as the dulcet voice of Siri. Here's why this is good news 

​Google to support ten UK start-ups to go global

The start-ups identified by Google will receive support to scale at the company's Campus London workspace

Religious beliefs do not trump the law.

Legal considerations when serving LGBT customers

​According to government estimates, around 6 per cent of the UK population are lesbian, gay or bisexual (LGB). The last thing a small or medium business needs is to alienate a significant chunk of potential customers. Here are seven things to know when serving UK's 3.9 million non-heteronormative consumers

ONS figures set to highlight productivity woes

Productivity may be directly affected by non-conducive work spaces

Three in four business owners still strongly believe that the UK is a great place to start and grow a business.

Access to the European single market a business priority post-Brexit

A poll of 450 board-level directors and chairs following the EU referendum vote reveals that while the outlook for British businesses may be stormy at present, 90 per cent of business leaders believe it is only temporary. More than half, though, are banking on the UK securing access to the single market

"London is open for business"

Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, on the capital's post-Brexit business landscape

What makes an entrepreneur?

​​Chaired by Colin Stanbridge, chief executive of London Chamber of Commerce & Industry (LCCI), the entrepreneurs panel at Battle of the Backers placed four fast-growth London business owners in the hot seat, to answer the billion-Pound question: how did they do it?

Only half of managers can cope with crises at work

Non-supportive workplace culture leaves managers unarmed in solving workplace crises, according to new research. High profile leaders reveal lessons in bouncing back

Digitalise or die: SME survey reveals roadblocks to going digital

A cross-market survey of 2,500 SMEs highlights the gap between those who believe in changing with the times and those who actually can keep up

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