Less than a year after securing growth capital from renowned venture capital firm Index Ventures and inking a deal with car manufacturer BMW, JustPark is hitting the fundraising trail again – this time by using the crowd.
In 2010, New Look pulled a planned listing when investors shuddered at the amount of debt they saw. Now, after denying rumours of a return to the market, Britain's second-biggest retailer of women's clothing may finally be ready for an initial public offering (IPO).
Real Business had a busy day on the road in the first week of February, travelling from London to Jaguar Land Rover's HQ in Warwick to explore innovation.
In 2014 it was suggested that by 2017 some 745,000 new “digital workers” would be needed. The challenge now is to ensure that talent supply meets demand in order to stimulate future economic growth. The problem is that businesses are finding it hard to recruit the right candidates for the job.
Businesses are planning to create jobs in every region of the UK this year as the recovery continues, but many are concerned that the nation's growing skills gap, which has the potential to leave many jobs unfilled, has become the number one workforce threat to the long-term health of the economy.
Rejection and failure is part of business life. But what matters most is how you deal with it. Here is how entrepreneurs can learn to thrive following a setback.
The payments sector is worth more than £10bn a year for the UK economy. Why isn't the sector better recognised?
As Walmart found through its ill-fated South Korean growth push, it really does pay to know just how an overseas market expects your business to behave.
Arguably, Dragons' Den is all about pitching. Each pitch can take as long as necessary to seal a deal, or as quickly as possible for the Dragons to say “I'm out”. But wouldn't it help if you knew which dragon you had the most chances of impressing? Merchant Money tried to answer that question by analysing the investment patterns of Dragons both past and present.
A new government initiative called HQ-UK has been launched by prime minister David Cameron's digital advisor Joanna Shields in a bid to encourage American businesses to choose Britain as its base of operations.
The bank-backed Business Growth Fund (BGF) has taken advantage of the Legal Services Act by injecting £5m into McMillan Williams Solicitors.
As Valentine's Day approaches, a study has found that UK office romances are quite common, but the way the relationships are managed by employees and companies varies rather differently.