Looking back on Funding for Lending, it's largely been a failure. But all is not lost, with new options for SMEs gaining traction.
When it comes to picking role models and mentors, the sporting world offers an inspirational range of leaders who are great at rallying troops to achieve a collective goal.
Taking Tech Invest north in search of businesses hoping to grow through equity funding.
After much fanfare, and an appearance during the Queen's Speech, the Small Business, Enterprise and Employment Bill has been unveiled. But what does it promise for enterprising UK companies?
Over the next month 32 men will be put under intense pressure and scrutiny to deliver success on a global level, sound familiar?
Flexible working has been around for a while in various forms, but here is why I think a truly flexible approach works.
In an era when the obsession with start-up generation is reaching fervour, it will be interesting to see which ones stand the test of time.
As we approach the start of a General Election year, have the government done enough to engage with, and take advice from, the business community?
Building a relationship with potential investors is one of the most important activities when it comes to growing a start-up.
Creating a successful sales team goes beyond simply finding those that can sell fridges to Eskimos.
As ever, our annual New Energy & Cleantech Awards brought together the best of the industry and highlighted some groundbreaking developments.
Early-stage businesses need to be careful to not get swept up in the sexy start-up scene.
With the mayor of London Boris Johnson set to decide between keeping his position or returning to government, business consultant Leon Emirali argues that a job-share might be a good idea.
With March IPOs raising £671 million on London's AIM market, it looks like the junior exchange is back to its best.
Cleantech businesses and projects are notoriously difficult to get off the ground, with cyclical changes in the cost-effectiveness and market potential for technologies having a big impact.
The sale of Kickstarter-backed Oculus VR has ignited the opinions of many who question how early-stage backers benefit when businesses do well.
The internet has done wonderful things for entrepreneurs, and given them tools our predecessors could only dream about.
It's that time of the year again, when George Osborne unveils his latest batch of economy boosting ingredients.
The search for the right backer is one which should start a long time before needing capital.
Rather than labour on or grasp at an attractive offer for their business, entrepreneurs can choose a middle ground.
Launching a new business guidance book, Age of Discovery, award-winning authors Ian Goldin and Chris Kutama outline four compelling lessons modern businesses can learn from the old Renaissance
Paul Swaddle, CEO of Pocket App, outlines how virtual reality can shape the course of mobile and online gambling in the near future
It is impossible to know what the real impact of Brexit will be without it taking place, but Richard Pepler, CEO of HH Cashflow Finance who also sits on the advisory board of the Development Bank for Wales, outlines the potential pros and cons for SMEs
The annual Cash Shells Directory is an invaluable guide for companies and advisers considering joining the stock market by reversing into a shell, providing a list of potential candidates and a commentary on each of them