Poor cash flow, dropping turnover, and no chance to boost the balance sheets: traditional lenders mustn't assess businesses by their past performance, pleads new research.
Disrupt. Think big. Don't accept no. These are but a few of the lessons from this year's Growing Business Awards.
A bridge needs to be built to fill the gap between young graduates looking for experience, and employers only hiring graduates with experience.
Businesses need to introduce more flexible working arrangements for employees, in order to boost staff morale and increase productivity, says Steve Purdy.
Gadget obsessed Florian Richter is the managing director of SumUp; a company which launched from UK shores in August 2012 and has already cracked European markets.
Now that the new year is on our doorstep, it's time to look at the trends of 2013 every business, entrepreneur, investor or consumer needs to know about.