Hunter Ruthven

Hunter Ruthven is the former editor of Real Business and sister publication, Business Advice. In his time at Caspian Media, he was part of the team that hosted the Growing Business Awards, First Women Awards and Future 50 initiative.

Investec funding landscape
A look at the changing funding landscape for UK business owners
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Billionaires – Jeff Bezos
Over 250 new billionaires were created last year – and only one was British
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Russell Gould
Russell Gould: New entrepreneurial challenges must meet three key criteria for me
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Share price crash
The five tweets that sent share prices crashing
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Brexit reversal
Reduced corporation tax and Brexit reversal top SME leaders’ wish list
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Jamie Waller
Jamie Waller thinks we should all appreciate unsexy businesses more
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Amazon Growing Business Awards
Amazon Growing Business Awards alumni brought back together to celebrate 20th Anniversary
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Ticket touts
Ticket touts targeted by fresh government legislation
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Bill Gates and Melinda Gates
Bill Gates highlights science as sector of opportunity for future entrepreneurs
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London accomodation Airbnb
Airbnb accuses rivals of “flouting the rules” in London accommodation battle
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Famous inventors
Innovators vs inventors: Have our famous inventors simply become improvers?
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Thinking globally
Tell us what’s holding you back from thinking globally
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Flight Club Darts Shoreditch
Dark rooms and warm pints? Not for Flight Club and its darts renaissance
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POD investors James Caan
Why I’ve gone into business with James Caan
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cash-wages-employees
Average SME owed £63,881 in late payments
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Carillion collapse
Carillion collapse should usher in new era of SME procurement
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Theo Paphitis entrepreneur
Theo Paphitis: “Retail is creeping closer and closer towards the precipice”
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Selling your business
Selling your business before Brexit: Five tips from top British business leaders
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SAP for SMEs
How SAP is doing more in the SME market than you might imagine
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MyVoucherCodes discounts
Monitise takes £18.5m hit through sale of MyVoucherCodes
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The Apprentice alternative
An alternative vision for The Apprentice – you know it makes sense
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Workspace – Metal Box Factory
Workspace: The co-working company Citymapper, Nutmeg and Moonpig call home
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venture capital investment
Why these two entrepreneurs reject venture capital investment at every turn
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Party Pong IP infringement
A classic case of small business IP infringement – involving Prosecco Pong
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SEIS and EIS reform
Autumn Budget 2017: Chancellor goes after “low risk return” investors with SEIS and EIS reform
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black-friday-sales
Amazon puts SMEs front and centre for Black Friday sales push
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Business-broadband-compensation
Businesses left out in the cold following Ofcom broadband compensation review
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Institutional funding round
A new CFO’s account of closing a £154m institutional funding round
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Thea Green Nails Inc
Find out about the two-hour train test Thea Green uses when hiring
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Business confidence
Business confidence not linked to revenue growth predictions
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Joe Sillett and Sadie Sillett The Funky Iron Company copy
First cricket bats, now the humble iron for Joe Sillett
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Rural business UK
Exporting proven to accelerate rural business growth
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co-working spaces copy
AppScatter proves co-working spaces not just for small businesses or freelancers
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Starling Bank app
Starling Bank becomes latest challenger to launch business account
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R&D tax
Benefits of a self-service R&D tax credit portal for small businesses
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WeWork business grants
Why WeWork is giving away $20m worth of business grants
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Amazon Growing Business Awards shortlist
Inspiring entrepreneurs and companies feature in Amazon Growing Business Awards shortlist
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Botanic Lab cold-press juice
Why Rebekah Hall gave up a well-paid city job to launch a cold-press juice brand
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Slough best place to work
Surprising town named best place to work in the UK
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Tyrrells TV advertising
Why Tyrrells is spending £2.5m on a TV advertising campaign
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Stephen Martin, IoD DG, The Director Training Academy Launch (2)
New IoD director general Stephen Martin balances old with new
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Serial entrepreneurship
Serial entrepreneurship and mentors dominate business growth trends
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Simon Coughlin Bruichladdich
Why two London wine merchants decided to buy a Scottish whisky distillery in Bruichladdich
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An inside look at a corporate and startup partnership
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HonestBrew beer
Why HonestBrew is shunning the corporatisation of beer
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Treasury bank referral scheme
Does £3.8m represent a success for government’s bank referral scheme?
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Glassdoor work-life balance
British corporates share secrets of optimum work-life balance
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Junkyard Golf pyramid
The Junkyard Golf journey from pop-up to 12,000 sq ft leases
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Helen Mirren L'Oreal brand ambassadors
When brand ambassadors backfire in spectacular fashion
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Elon Musk Mark Zuckerberg
It seems like Elon Musk was right to challenge Mark Zuckerberg
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Ashleigh Waldo 1
Can Waldo do a Dollar Shave Club and dominate the contact lenses market?
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Anthony Scaramucci White House communications
New White House communications director compares US to “disruptive startup”
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Hummingbird Bakery founder
The remarkable growth story of Hummingbird Bakery
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Bulletproof office
Bulletproof: From hundreds of mail outs to offices in three continents
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Rural businesses
Rural businesses made focus of new Amazon initiative
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Business fleet FCA
Your guide to financing, tracking and future-proofing a business fleet
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Business fleet navigation
The A-Z business fleet guide – N is for Navigation
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Business fleet optimum replacement time
The A-Z business fleet guide – O is for Optimum replacement time
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Business fleet personal use
The A-Z business fleet guide – P is for Personal use
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Business fleet qualifications
The A-Z business fleet guide – Q is for Qualifications
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Business fleet real world fuel economy
The A-Z business fleet guide – R is for Real world fuel economy
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Business fleet salary sacrifice
The A-Z business fleet guide – S is for Salary sacrifice
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Business fleet contract purchase
The A-Z business fleet guide – T is for Tracking
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Business fleet uninsured
The A-Z business fleet guide – U is for Uninsured
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Business fleet volume-related bonuses
The A-Z business fleet guide – V is for Volume-related bonuses
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Business fleet whole life cost
The A-Z business fleet guide – W is for Whole life cost
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Business fleet xpenses
The A-Z business fleet guide – X is for Xpenses
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Business fleet yield management
The A-Z business fleet guide – Y is for Yield management
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Electric car charging station
The A-Z business fleet guide – Z is for Zero emissions
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Montezuma's founder
Why the financial crisis and a bad easter nearly crippled chocolate brand Montezuma’s
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Venture capital deal
The anatomy of a venture capital deal – as told by a menswear entrepreneur
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Nutriment Suzanne Brock
Nutriment founder: Credibility comes from simply doing what you said you would
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2017 First Women
From fitness to finance, the 2017 First Women are an inspiring lot
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Tesco one-hour delivery
Tesco might have picked a fight it can’t win
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Terrorists attack
Terrorists and criminals targeted by new finance laws
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Highest rated CEOs
Glassdoor’s Highest Rated CEOs survey contains only eight per cent women
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Chairman resignation brings end to beleaguered period for Financial Conduct Authority
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FFF Meal delivery service Office Package
How a meal delivery service helped boost my office productivity
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Freddy Krueger Google algorithm
New Google algorithm targets low-quality content and backlinks
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Monitise
Fiserv bids £70m for UK tech firm Monitise – three years after £1bn market cap
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Heineken
Heineken untroubled by extended CMA investigation into Punch Taverns acquisition
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Revolut interbank exchange rates
Interbank exchange rates offered to businesses through app-based bank Revolut
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Greg Clark cabinet reshuffle
Prime minister resists business department shakeup in cabinet reshuffle
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Fund manager Neil Woodford
Neil Woodford warns against “extreme conclusions” from hung parliament
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Business issues
Important business issues will now take a back seat to political squabbling
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Special K Thanasi Kokkinakis
Kellog’s Special K launches trademark offensive against Australian tennis player
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General election insights
LIVE: 2017 General election insights and comments for SMEs and entrepreneurs
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Alan Sugar tax bill
Alan Sugar tweets his tax bill to protest Labour, and then deletes post
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Typical working day
The typical working day of nine successful business leaders
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Office conflicts
Friendship wars named as surprising source of office conflicts
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Donald Trump Paris climate agreement
Global business leaders rail against Donald Trump’s Paris climate agreement withdrawal
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Alana Spencer Apprentice winner
I still have to call him Lord Sugar, reveals The Apprentice winner Alana Spencer
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Managing currency risk
Industry leaders provide their advice on managing currency risk
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Fever-Tree founders
Fever-Tree founder nets millions by selling shares in drinks business
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General election business pledges
General election business pledges in five bullet points per party
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Crowdfunding pitch
Lessons from a man embarking on his fourth crowdfunding pitch
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Activist investors
A case for activist investors in SMEs
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Real Business website
Real Business marks 20 years by hitting record audience figure
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Skyscanner enterprise growth
Star-studded Scottish businesses show potential of enterprise growth
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Eve Sleep mattress company
Why I invested in a mattress company
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