Ahead of the election politicians are queuing up to praise entrepreneurs and SME – but funding can still be hard to come by. Read on for some tips to bear in mind when looking to secure the cash to develop your business. By Christopher Maule, CEO & founder, UK Bond Network.
The GrowthBusiness guide on equity crowdfunding provides case studies from businesses including Escape the City which have already raised up to £600,000 through the funding process.
For any start-up business, entrepreneur or recent graduate, career networking is a vital part of achieving success. Matthew Langham, writing on behalf of Vistaprint, explains how business cards can help.
RTI comes into effect on 6 April and it will affect all UK employers and their employees. Helen Harvey, payroll director at Payrole, provides her top tips for getting ready in time and remaining a conscientious employer.
The use of cloud computing has become a big feature of growing a business in recent months, but many are still unsure of the concept, and the benefit that cloud services can offer.
More and more businesses, as well as personal users, are turning to the cloud for their data storage needs.
Ian Lomas, head of sales at Lloyds TSB Commercial Finance, looks at how businesses should tackle the important issue of cash flow over Christmas.
Now is the time to invest in new plant and machinery for maximum tax benefits, writes Paul Webb, a tax partner at accountancy firm Robert James Partnership.
Maintaining a healthy cash flow can be the difference between prosperity and going under. GrowthBusiness speaks to business builders about how they've tackled the hurdles of cash flow, and what they recommend as best practice.
Alternative approaches to SME funding such as invoice finance (factoring and invoice discounting) are now offered by the top banks and independent lenders across the UK.
Interim management suffers from something of an image crisis, simply because people don't understand the value that it can bring to a company.
GrowthBusiness finds out how to make an apprentice scheme a success.
Energy efficiency devices can generate real savings for your business.
The appointment of a new managing director can be an unsettling time for staff. David Crabb, MD of IT services company Cambridge Online explains how to inspire trust while bringing in new talent.
A new device has been created which claims to improve the cleaning powers of water. Could this be the next big thing to implement at your business?
All regular readers of Business XL magazine can now download the app for iPad and iPhone free of charge to access all the content from the magazine and more.
How to get a low-interest loan from the European Investment Bank.
The ‘pay between assignments’ section of the Agency Workers Regulations is controversial. Employment adviser Rehan Pasha has the lowdown.
Innovation requires investment, but it can be difficult to find funding providers. One option is the Technology Strategy Board, which provides grants that aim to provide a boost to the right tech companies.
Since the dawn of the space age, NASA has been relying on radio communications technology to send and receive data to and from spacecraft.
In The Simpsons plenty of characters start their own business: so what can others looking to do the same learn from their experiences?
Productivity is all over the media as the biggest challenge for UK business: but are people missing a trick by not pinning down their customer engagement?
The recent heavyweight legal fight between the European Commission and Google has thrown up a lot of questions around competition law...
The gap in businesses’ measurement of customer experience means they don’t know what customers really want, research finds