News & Market Deals

Where is the business community's response to the refugee crisis?

Profiles

As the mood in the UK shifts dramatically, how will the business world react?

Crowdcube first investment crowdfunding platform to raise more than £100m

Business News

Impressive landmark for the platform that has helped 290 businesses raise money: more than half of the money raised in this year alone

British SMEs drive private equity activity

Fundraising Deals

Businesses on the smaller end of the market are leading the way in private equity deals, according to research by Lyceum Capital and Cass Business School

Portable battery company looks for finance to expand operations

Fundraising Deals

Tech firm Petalite seeks funding to develop a portable battery for smartphones

Wimbledon’s winning mindset – lessons for business leaders

Leadership & Mentors Winning mentality: Can an elite sporting mentality translate to business?

The gladiatorial arena of Wimbledon is where champions are made every year: so what can entrepreneurs and business leaders learn from the mindset that drives them to victory?

What’s in a name? The changing language of brands

Marketing Strategies & Research

Is it still possible to pick a truly inspiring name or are all the best ones now taken? Here are some tips on picking a brand name that can make you stand out

Growing a Business

Foreign exchange: Do you have the right partnerships to understand the market?

Overview of the benefits of hiring a commercial foreign exchange company

Financial Management

Understanding foreign exchange is as complex as ever: so is hiring a commercial foreign exchange partner the way forward?

Business angel: Can a mentor give your business a lift?

Are you in need of a small business guardian angel?

Business Leaders

Starting a business is one of the hardest things to do, especially with no experience: so can getting an experienced ally on board make the difference?

Comment and Analysis

Gaining a degree: business sense for young people?

The value of business degrees for those looking to earn a sizeable salary has long been a source of fierce debate: but they may be worth more than some want you to believe...

Hywel Roberts

Small business commissioner: scourge of late payers or toothless PR exercise?

The announcement or a new role names small business commissioner was greeted with cautious optimism this week: but what powers will this new office bring with it and will it have any real clout to effect change around late payments and beyond?

Hywel Roberts

Summer Budget 2015: Could the living wage be Osborne’s biggest blunder?

As the dust settles on the Summer Budget cracks are already appearing in the chancellor’s plans

Are businesses still carrying the burden of the recession?

Kevin Uphill, chairman of specialist business sales, acquisitions and strategy provider Avondale, discusses what surviving businesses must do in order to grow and thrive in the post recession economy

The Entrepreneur

Unhappiness link: Are people who are unhappy more likely to branch out on their own?

The link between entrepreneurship and unhappiness

Alastair Campbell, founder of Company Check, discusses the link between unhappiness and entrepreneurship. Company Check is the largest source of data on UK companies, attracting over 2 million visitors every month

Are you in need of a small business guardian angel?

Starting a business is one of the hardest things to do, especially with no experience: so can getting an experienced ally on board make the difference?

20 of the most exciting technology companies of 2015

Following on from our Tech Invest London event, here we have profiles of all of the presenting companies: between them they represent some of the most innovative young businesses around today

Tech Innovators 2015: 3D Repo Limited

3D Repo Limited are one of our top 20 tech innovators for 2015

Research

Directors' Pay on AIM 2015

The most complete review of directors' remuneration on AIM, including basic salary, bonus and benefits.

Report exposes lack of ROI insight from customer service

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

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

What moves small-cap share prices?

Research report into the top-performing 100 companies below the FTSE 350 and on AIM.

Cash Shells Directory 2014

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.

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