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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.

UKTI mission to India: 'The $10 Trillion Prize'

Blackouts, slum housing but 900 million mobile connections – India will define the next few decades of growth for the UK.

Europe's improving entrepreneurs and investors

Angry Birds, dinosaurs and female domination at Investor AllStars 2013.

Tapping into the entrepreneurial DNA

There are a few crucial traits that all business builders should possess.

Thinking about the options for finance as an SME

Growing businesses are often scared of the idea of accepting external finance, but funding is in many ways just another supply to be procured, argues Stephen Welton. 

The excess of office productivity tools and cloud services can be counter-productive

Gone are the days when you could rely on a nice bundle of Microsoft Office tools to be adequate.

Technology trailblazers

We all know which technology firms are leading the world – but what about those operating under the radar.

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Is tech on any of the main parties' radar ahead of the General Election?

What are the manifesto pledges from each party in relation to technology and the part technology plays in the future of our digital economy? Have the parties even given it much thought? 

Comment & Analysis

Northern uproar: Will investing in the North lead to more jobs?

Invest in the North and the jobs will come

The economy of the UK as a whole is in a fragile state, with a North-South divide still present: but investment in the North can bring both equality and jobs

Research

'28% of organisations do not measure the cost of customer service'

Report exposes lack of ROI insight from customer service

The gap in businesses’ measurement of customer experience means they don’t know what customers really want, research finds