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Getting your business in front of the right investor

The search for the right backer is one which should start a long time before needing capital.

Enough already? There is an alternative to selling out

Rather than labour on or grasp at an attractive offer for their business, entrepreneurs can choose a middle ground.

The venture capital numbers game

It's always interesting to find out who the most active investors have been.

Coding in the UK curriculum – can I go back to school?

The Year of Code is upon us, and with it a generation of coders could be born.

David Cameron's love affair with small businesses

This week David Cameron used the Federation of Small Businesses' annual conference to outline his future plans for SME help.

An iPhone M&A app: Now I’ve seen everything

Just when you thought the world couldn't get any crazier, someone brings out a smartphone app so that users can become 'the world's greatest dealmaker'.

Growth is back on the agenda for ambitious UK businesses

Positive market figures and a renewed focus on the future bodes well for SME growth during 2014.

Marketing: return on investment or education

It’s a fine a balance achieving the right marketing strategy at outset.

Good, but not great

The internet revolution has redefined what 'great' is when it comes to business.

As Cameron headed east, UK cleantech went west

Visiting Colorado with the best of the UK cleantech sector to develop contacts with investors and partners.

My Autumn Statement stocking feels a bit bare

While not offering much in the way of business goodies, George Osborne’s speech offered some festive cheer.

Yay or nay?: The Autumn Statement often divides opinion in business

Autumn Statement 2013: Entrepreneurs and business builders react to George Osborne's announcements

In the aftermath of the coalition government's fourth Autumn Statement address, we ask business leaders what they make of George Osborne's plans.

Stand up and take notes George Osborne

Putting out an open call for Autumn Statement demands produced some interesting results.

The famous red Budget box will be making an outing on 5 December

Autumn Statement 2013: A wish list from entrepreneurs and business owners

From a national insurance holiday to 'getting jiggy with entrepreneurs' – GrowthBusiness asks 15 business builders what they'd like to see come out of the Autumn Statement on 5 December.

Light bulb on, light bulb off

It's that old adage again: the UK is never short of an idea, we just fall down when it comes to the execution.

Saying no to a $3 billion offer

A little smile crossed my face when I learned that photo sharing start-up Snapchat had turned down Facebook.

Proving the doubters wrong

Learning from history's best to not give up on an idea.

Meeting Vince Cable for a cup of tea

This week I met business secretary Vince Cable to discuss exporting, trade missions and the new business bank.

Learning from Twitter’s call to IPO on the NYSE

The decision by Twitter to list on the New York Stock Exchange, rather than the techie favourite NASDAQ, raises the question of what an exchange really means.

Over invest in the right people

Why spending more on a company's greatest asset is money well invested.

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