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Advantages of the casino over investing

If you choose your game wisely then the casino could offer better returns and a safer long term investment strategy than the stock exchange.

5 tips for packing for your first business trip

SRI: It is now receiving support from the top names in finance

Why socially responsible investing is the big new trend in the UK

Support from no lesser authority than the governor of the Bank of England is offering his support for SRI – so is the appetite there to take up the mantle?

Continental breeze: Start-up communities are springing up all over Europe

Start-up Europe: The businesses making a splash and the technology behind them

A look at start-ups across Europe and how they can shape the continent's business future: along with the IT support that's making it possible

Young guns: Teenage entrepreneurship is on the rise

Upstarts fronting start-ups: Five British entrepreneurs under 20

At an age when some of us were still dreaming of being footballers or rock-stars, this lot have taken the bull by the horns and started to make hay: meet the young upstarts running their own start-ups

Shoreditch style: Tech City is based in the vibrant London borough

Can Tech City seriously challenge Silicon Valley as a hub for tech start-ups?

East London's Tech City is now five years old: so how is it faring and it is mounting a serious challenge to the world's top tech incubators?

London tech: The city is finally seeing serious investment

Records for investment in London's tech scene are tumbling this year – here's why...

To mark the start of London Technology Week we look at the reasons behind global investors finally injecting some serious cash into the city's tech start-ups

Steps to success: Are you reaching your full potential?

Six steps to success in business

Can these six basic steps be these key to succeeding in your career?

American dream: British businesses have a real shot at crossing the pond

The British Invasion: How to break into the US market

Martin Campbell, MD at SaaS company Ormsby Street, shares first-hand SXSW advice from US firms on how UK businesses can gain a foothold in the US

'Top athletes': Upton wants online players to be lauded like other sportsmen

UK entrepreneur looks to take eSports industry to next level

Gfinity founder Neville Upton talks to Growth Business about one of the great untapped global markets

Full house: Robbie Fowler accumulated a huge property portfolio

6 sportsmen who started their own businesses

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

Powerhouse: We look at some of the brightest prospects in the North-West

11 of the best technology companies in the North-West 2014

Tech Invest Liverpool saw the brightest prospects in the North-West tech scene present for some of the best investors in the sector: Read on for profiles of the presenting companies

Venture capital: Scott Sage has experience in the corporate and start-up worlds

DFJ Esprit’s Scott Sage: London is ten years behind Silicon Valley

GrowthBusiness speaks with new DFJ Esprit partner Scott Sage to find out where he's carved out an investment expertise and how he compares the London set-up with Silicon Valley.

Nicola Peake has taken up the role of managing director at Kier's environmental business

Kier reaches its Peake

Construction, services and property group Kier has appointed Nicola Peake as managing director of its environmental business, which acquired Pure Recycling in 2010.

The new head of AIM for Howard Kennedy's capital markets group

Katz got the cream 

As part of a restructure, law firm Howard Kennedy has appointed partner Dov Katz as head of AIM within the firm’s capital markets group.

Jane Reoch, senior investment manager

Panoramic role for Reoch

To strengthen its London presence and expand its reach in the South East, Panoramic Growth Equity (PGE) has appointed Jane Reoch as a senior investment manager.

Haley Parsons, founder and chief of gocompare.com

Parsons is beyond compare

‘Delighted and overwhelmed’ was how Hayley Parsons described her reaction to the news that she received an OBE in the Queen’s New Year Honours List.

Leon Hughes, Piper

Hughes follows the piper

In a bid to accelerate growth of the online consumer businesses it invests in, private equity firm Piper has recruited Leon Hughes, former director of e-commerce at one of its investee companies, Maximuscle.

The Growth Drivers, by Andy Bird and Mhairi McEwan
Margery McBain, MD, Gravitate HR

What I’m reading now: The Growth Drivers

Margery McBain, managing director at Gravitate HR profiles Andy Bird and Mhairi McEwan's offering on the value of marketing.

Sanjeev Ahuja on fostering entrepreneurs

GrowthBusiness talks to Sanjeev Ahuja, president of the UK chapter of The Indus Entrepreneurs (TiE) about the best ways to promote entrepreneurship.

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Empathy not apathy: the key to a successful business

Traditionally, empathy didn’t really have a place in business. The pursuit of profits was paramount, with the office of the past an environment where compassion and an understanding point of view had no place. However, times have changed, writes Nick Peart, marketing director EMEA at Zendesk

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Where could we get our seasonal workforce from post Brexit?

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Directors' Pay on AIM 2016

The annual Directors’ Pay on AIM report is the most comprehensive review of directors’ remuneration on AIM available. It’s ideal for benchmarking your team’s salary, that of your organisation and even your own salary.