Companies usually overpay for smaller rivals when they have nowhere left to turn for growth or when they need to inject some buzz back into a tired brand. What does this say about Facebook’s $1bn acquisition of Instagram?
Entrepreneur James Caan has spoken out against the government, warning that it must cease from piling “unnecessary and often silly” red tape on SMEs if the economy is to grow.
Struggling retailer Mothercare has announced plans to close more stores over the next three years in a move affecting 730 jobs.
Real-time data and a 'why not?' attitude are the fuel for any business with the ambition to grow fast and achieve serious scale, says Wonga founder and CEO Errol Damelin in the run-up to the 2012 Entrepreneurs' Summit.
Reforms to the employment tribunal system have now come into effect which, ministers estimate, will directly save businesses more than £10m per year. Here are the full details.