Target Group, which has recently hired former Lloyds Commercial Finance MD as its CFO, has some aggressive growth plans in mind.
Ahead of the 2015 general election, Real Business rounded up a handful of entrepreneurs and executives to discuss the issues small businesses face from the government, and the changes they would like to see by the next party in power.
A survey has found 71 per cent of office workers will check their social media feeds on their smartphones during meetings.
There's a growing demand for technology skills across the UK, as cities nationwide follow London's Tech City design to encourage IT talent with competitive salaries as an added incentive.
Business lending is set to grow for the first time in six years in 2015 as credit-crunch hit banks finally “find their feet” in the recovering economy.
Peer-to-peer business loan company Funding Circle has passed the half-billion-pound mark of finance accessed by SMEs on its platform.
Women are failing to empower themselves to achieve career ambitions, according to a study from Bizas Coaching & Consulting, which found they have the qualities required to lead businesses but aren't making the most of them to climb up the corporate ladder.
The first Monday in February is National Sickie Day, typically the worst day of the year for absenteeism.
Skills shortages and staff turnover continue to be an issue for businesses in Q1 2015, found recent ICAEW and Grant Thornton Confidence Monitor. After three quarters of strong growth, capital investment figures have slowed and salary growth remains muted.
With the average SME owed £38,200 in late payments, the CBI is calling for businesses to report in their annual report how much money is owed to them.
Only one in five UK SMEs currently export. This is a worrying statistic given that businesses are 11 per cent more likely to survive if they export, according to CBI. And despite recent government focus on gender equality, women are an even smaller part of the equation. We talked to former Dragon Kelly Hoppen about the export gender divide.
Entrepreneurship is under attack and the election will be the battlefield where Labour aims to stick the knife in to business owners, who are actually the saviours of the economy.