When business borrowing is a bad idea

In an era where there have never been more options when it comes to business finance, Jonathan Kettle, founder of Taxicode, argues that no external investment at all is the best course to sail.

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Business creation grows in every region of the UK

Each region of the UK posted an increase in the amount of businesses within the £2.5 million to £100 million revenue band during the last year, new figures show.

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Europlus Direct and Jim Hart's investment in native speaking salespeople has led to export success and growth of revenues to £8 million. It's a move which Hart believes is his best ever, and has also led to the founding of a company supplying recruitment and translation services.

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.

Beat the freeze with heated cycling gloves

The success of British cyclists and disruptive tube strikes have seen a growing number of people take to the streets and bike to work.

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Pursuing business growth? It pays to know your limits and relinquish control

When a company reaches a certain stage, XLN Business Services founder Christian Nellemann believes it is critical to take a step back and allow the talent assembled to flourish.

Finding time to succeed: Four foolproof ways to grow your business

Isla Wilson, founder and director of Ruby Star, examines the simple steps companies must address when looking at growth.

Market knowledge: Understanding them markets being entered is key, says Wye

Market knowledge: Understanding them markets being entered is key, says Wye

Identifying the best way to sell into a new foreign market

Philip Wye, COO at iOra Software, taps into his own personal experience of growing a global company to analyse three key topics key to success. 

Start small, think big when it comes to your business market

Businesses should focus on international markets before doing business in the UK says Andrew Jennings, managing director of BerryWhite.

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How to achieve rapid revenue increase

Having set up shop in 2009, P2P Mailing managing director Paul Galpin discusses how the company has experienced fast growth and shares his tips on how to do the same.

Don't burn bridges you might need later in your career

A career in business will put you into contact with a wide range of people, so maintaining contact with them can prove useful, explains Academy for Chief Executives CEO Andrew Morris.

Sophi Tranchell has made the most of government support to grow her firm

Sophi Tranchell has made the most of government support to grow her firm

From mission to manpower – Top tips for growing a successful social enterprise

Having recently become a Business is GREAT Britain ambassador, Divine Chocolate managing director Sophi Tranchell reveals her tips for building a successful social enterprise.

The stories behind five successful female entrepreneurs

Following in the footsteps of Anita Roddick, Jacqueline Gold and Martha Lane Fox, we profile five female business builders who are going it alone.

The Clean and Cool Mission to Brazil involved 17 UK cleantech companies

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Cracking the Brazilian market by starting with a trade mission

As the 'B' in the BRIC emerging market group, Brazil presents an attractive market for businesses looking to start or increase exporting. GrowthBusiness meets two companies which are hoping to capitalise on the nation following trade missions.

Tryzens CEO Terry Hunter: Taking control through a management buy-out

Having been at the business since 2003, Terry Hunter has led Tryzens through a buy-out at the second time of asking and gives GrowthBusiness his tips on how to close a game-changing deal.

Kevin Hindley has pulled on previous experience in building up Fluent Money

Kevin Hindley has pulled on previous experience in building up Fluent Money

Growing a successful business for the second time

Having already exited his first business through a multi-million pound deal, Kevin Hindley, joint managing director of Fluent Money, reveals what motivated him to do it all again.

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