Consult with people ‘one step ahead of you’ for start-up success, says Trustpilot founder

Surrounding himself with those one step ahead on their journey the most useful thing to do at the start, says Peter Mühlmann

More from The Entrepreneur

Five business giants who failed first time around

It's very rare that entrepreneurs hit the nail on the head first time; so here we look at five of the biggest names in business history and their less than auspicious beginnings

Making d'oh: Can entrepreneurs learn from The Simpsons?

Making d'oh: Can entrepreneurs learn from The Simpsons?

Five lessons in entrepreneurship from The Simpsons

In The Simpsons plenty of characters start their own business: so what can others looking to do the same learn from their experiences?

Powering your sales with Creddy

This article, written in conjunction with Creddy, looks at the way the business can power sales

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

All of GrowthBusiness's tweets in a 'beautiful' poem

More from: Lessons from an Entrepreneur

Talent Party CEO Ben Hutt

Talent Party CEO Ben Hutt

The Year of the Plane part 2: Three promises

In his second of a series of blog posts, Ben Hutt, CEO of digital recruitment marketplace Talent Party, shares his thoughts on the three commitments that business owners should make to achieve balance

Peter Jones: ‘Fantastic products are worthless if the customer isn’t able to get their hands on them quickly’

Dragons Den star talks to Growth Business about the launch of his latest e-commerce venture Brandpath

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

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: Plane perspective

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

Expansion capital: Mike Fotis is growing his business using equity investment

Expansion capital: Mike Fotis is growing his business using equity investment

The review site for financial institutions and products

As the power of the crowd continues to grow, SmartMoneyPeople.com founder Mike Fotis tells us how he came with a business that is attempting to increase trust and transparency in the financial market.

Businesses must constantly evolve or risk being caught out

Jill Pinner, founder of Fizz, explores how even traditional businesses have to be nimble and evolve to survive in a 21st century post-recession landscape.

Bertie Stephens has built up experience of what investors are looking for

Bertie Stephens has built up experience of what investors are looking for

How to keep your investors happy

Keeping your investors happy is key for the running of any business – so Flubit.com founder Bertie Stephens shares his six top tips on effective investors relations for start-ups.

Moving out of start-up mode and transitioning between optimism and realism

While the term start-up is used to describe a variety of businesses at different stages of development, HulloMail founder and CEO Andy Munarriz explains why he believes his business has moved beyond the tag.

Innovation need not be new or different, says Sean Blanks, just a better way

Innovation need not be new or different, says Sean Blanks, just a better way

The importance of innovation for business leaders

Sean Blanks, marketing director of cartridgesave.co.uk, explains why innovating with practices such as Google Adwords has helped the business stay ahead.

The travel start-up backed by the three biggest VCs in Europe

Despite operating in a heavily competitive space, HouseTrip has raised $60 million of investment and is set firm on becoming the leader in the holiday rental market.

There is often early pressure to take on external capital to start and grow

There is often early pressure to take on external capital to start and grow

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.

Business offers for growing companies

  • Top 10 Website Security Myths Revealed

    Many companies fail to put in place the most fundamental protections to keep themselves safe. This guide look’s at 10 myths and where they fall down.

  • Need business credit?

    Take control of your business credit score with Experian My Business Profile. See what the lenders see about your business from just £29.99 per month.

  • Work better and grow your business

    We have teamed up with business experts to provide essential advice on raising money, communicating better, setting up payment systems, and more. Get your free pack today

  • Compare business insurance quotes

    Tailor your policy, compare quotes and buy in minutes! Up to 50% No Claims Discount. Compare quotes now or call 0845-0723340 today.

More from GrowthBusiness

News & Market Deals

General concern: SMEs are worried about the post-election landscape

SMEs worried about election outcome as GDP growth slows

SMEs also believe large corporations benefitted the most from coalition policies

Growing A Business

International business: Understanding global markets is crucial

Why an independent director is crucial to embracing internationalism

International expansion is one of the most complex procedures a growing business can go through: could hiring a good independent director be the key to success?

Comment & Analysis

Northern uproar: Will investing in the North lead to more jobs?

Invest in the North and the jobs will come

The economy of the UK as a whole is in a fragile state, with a North-South divide still present: but investment in the North can bring both equality and jobs

Research

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

Report exposes lack of ROI insight from customer service

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