News & Market Deals

Tech M&A at 15 year high

Mergers & Acquisitions

Latest Thomson Reuters figures reveal resurgent global tech sector

Entrepreneurs request ongoing support for high-growth businesses in open letter to MPs

Business News

Politicians urged to retain EIS and Entrepreneur's Relief to help wealth-generating businesses

Africa offers ‘huge prospects for business growth’, says Bassim Haidar

Business News

Prospects especially strong for entrepreneurs in technology and telecoms sectors

London startup TransferWise leads underwear protest in New York

Business News

Spectacle designed to highlighting lack of transparency in US banking practices

Tops tips for SMEs seeking finance

Business Finance Lifeblood: Pro-entrepreneur rhetoric hasn't always translated to funding

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.

How to keep cash flowing through seasonal peaks and troughs

Business Finance

Seasonal imbalances are a particular problem for smaller companies without the financial muscle to absorb occasional losses: Aldermore Bank MD Damon Walford explains how to plan ahead and survive

Growing a Business

Ringing endorsement: Call handling can be key for a business's reputation

Why SMEs need to treat call handling as an essential component of the marketing mix

Marketing Strategies & Research

Phone calls can often make or break a business's reputation among its clients: so how can you make sure you get them right?

Profile: The IT Group

E-Business

IT consultancy provides expertise in both civil and forensic trials

Comment and Analysis

Hywel Roberts

Hywel Roberts

Is it fair to use zero-hours workers when expanding your business?

New report suggests 1.8 million firms used them last summer: but are controversial zero-hours contracts fair for the workers employed on them?

How higher civil court fees will affect mid-market businesses

You might not realise that a recent rise in civil court fees and your business's profits could be linked, but a top solicitor explains why you're wrong...

Hywel Roberts

Does tax avoidance among global corporates put UK SMEs at a disadvantage?

The spotlight is firmly on tax reduction among large global firms operating in the UK – but is the practice putting smaller domestic companies on the back foot?

The Entrepreneur

On the rack: Boden's wife was an inspiration when launching his own business

Video: Watch Johnnie Boden discusses still maintaining the entrepreneurial spirit into his fifties

Extreme spousal pressure only one reason given in fascinating profile

The Year of the Plane: part 1

In his first of a series of blog posts, Ben Hutt, CEO of digital recruitment marketplace Talent Party, shares his challenges, successes and lessons learnt when taking his business into international markets

6 sportsmen who started their own businesses

Find out which former footballer saved a well-known pasty retailer

Research

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.

M&A on AIM 2014

Mergers and acquisition activity by AIM companies hit a four-year high in 2013, bucking the general UK trend. So far, 2014 has shown a similar buoyancy.

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