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Subscription service airline start-up takes off

Brothers Yannick and Alexander Janssens have launched an airline offering unlimited flights between London, Amsterdam, Paris and Frankfurt for a monthly fee

Longer lift waiting times reveal shocking increase in carbon emissions

A new study highlights the downside to flexible working practices such as hot-desking and flexitime, leading to an increase in elevator waiting times in office buildings

Dad jobs and the sharing economy

DAD is a service app that harnesses the power of gig work to address the stresses of home repair. The start-up raised £2m to further its platform with a video visit service

The High Potential Business Awards shortlist REVEALED

The High Potential Business Awards follows the ten-year legacy of the M&A Awards, and aims to celebrate the UK’s most promising businesses and the finance and advisory firms that support them

A record year for equity investment in London, but what about the rest of the UK?

Research released today reveals a 58 per cent increase in equity investment in 2015. That's £3.5 billion channelled into UK's growth businesses in a year. But with 79 per cent of growth businesses based outside London, it may be time to invest beyond the M25

UK's top tech entrepreneurs scouted for Silicon Valley business programme

Jessica Butcher, the brains behind British unicorn, Blippar, speaks with GrowthBusiness on being a business mentor to a cohort of strong  Silicon Valley-bound entrepreneurs, all of whom are women

Beware of bandwagon lenders and flatpack finance providers

The number of lenders rejected by the National Association of Commercial Finance Brokers over the past two years has skyrocketted. Trade body CEO advises SMEs to read the fine print when seeking finance

Staying one step ahead of the darknet

Following the news that a hacker is advertising allegedly more than 117 million LinkedIn logins for sale, here's why cybersecurity should be a priority for businesses of all sizes

UK's top cities for business survival REVEALED

Spoiler alert: London's not on the list

Why the Northern Powerhouse is good for unicorns

A new report examines the potential for billion-dollar British business in northern England to grow from foals to unicorns from now till 2020. Here's what the UK's next stable of unicorns have to say

'Airbnb for the disabled' raises record seed funding

The London based tech start-up is now expanding its platform for wheelchair-accessible and adapted properties to cater to a neglected market of over 6.4 million people

The UK's high potential businesses revealed

The High Potential Business Awards shortlists 17 fast-growth UK successes in the Start-up, SME and Mid-Market categories

Gregory Baker is the founder and chief executive of Intro Crowd.

"The idea for me was a no-brainer." New crowd platform tackles UK's housing shortage, one investment at a time

The UK needs to build a million new homes in the next four years, according to government statistics, which is why Gregory Baker set up the nation's first investment platform for strategic land, Intro Crowd

Panama Papers: why transparency matters

2.6 Terrabyte-sized data leak mushrooms any other leak of its kind, highlighting the importance of financial transparency for businesses in the UK and abroad

Reputational damage a higher priority than fines for UK businesses

In the wake of the Panama Papers, most companies fear reputational damage over punitive fines, according to new research

Brexit uncertainty affects bottom line of two in three businesses

A survey of over 100 chief finance officers reveals voting uncertainty as a key cause affecting profitability this year

'Cavorting with the enemy' has its benefits, says study

Companies that build formal collaborations with rivals boost their business performance, new research has found

48 businesses get a growth boost to bridge 'scale-up gap'

Growth Builder's first cohort of businesses include British success stories like PayAsUGym and Mumsnet

Brexit worries grow for SMEs

81 per cent of respondents felt that Britain leaving the EU would negatively impact their business, up 13 per cent from June 2015

Generational differences reveal gaps in financial knowledge

Research into financial knowledge reveals major generational differences in attitudes towards financial priorities and money management

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