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.
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A look at the changing funding landscape for UK business owners

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Over 250 new billionaires were created last year – and only one was British

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Russell Gould: New entrepreneurial challenges must meet three key criteria for...

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The five tweets that sent share prices crashing

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Reduced corporation tax and Brexit reversal top SME leaders’ wish list

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Jamie Waller thinks we should all appreciate unsexy businesses more

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Amazon Growing Business Awards alumni brought back together to celebrate 20th...

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Ticket touts targeted by fresh government legislation

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Bill Gates highlights science as sector of opportunity for future entrepreneurs

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Airbnb accuses rivals of “flouting the rules” in London accommodation...

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Innovators vs inventors: Have our famous inventors simply become improvers?

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Tell us what’s holding you back from thinking globally

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Dark rooms and warm pints? Not for Flight Club and its darts renaissance

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Why I’ve gone into business with James Caan

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Average SME owed £63,881 in late payments

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Carillion collapse should usher in new era of SME procurement

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Theo Paphitis: “Retail is creeping closer and closer towards the precipice”

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Selling your business before Brexit: Five tips from top British business...

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How SAP is doing more in the SME market than you might imagine

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Monitise takes £18.5m hit through sale of MyVoucherCodes

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An alternative vision for The Apprentice – you know it makes sense

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Workspace: The co-working company Citymapper, Nutmeg and Moonpig call home

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Why these two entrepreneurs reject venture capital investment at every turn

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A classic case of small business IP infringement – involving Prosecco Pong

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Autumn Budget 2017: Chancellor goes after “low risk return” investors with...

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Amazon puts SMEs front and centre for Black Friday sales push

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Businesses left out in the cold following Ofcom broadband compensation review

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A new CFO’s account of closing a £154m institutional funding round

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Find out about the two-hour train test Thea Green uses when hiring

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Business confidence not linked to revenue growth predictions

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First cricket bats, now the humble iron for Joe Sillett

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Exporting proven to accelerate rural business growth

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AppScatter proves co-working spaces not just for small businesses or...

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Starling Bank becomes latest challenger to launch business account

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Benefits of a self-service R&D tax credit portal for small businesses

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Why WeWork is giving away $20m worth of business grants

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Inspiring entrepreneurs and companies feature in Amazon Growing Business Awards...

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Why Rebekah Hall gave up a well-paid city job to launch a cold-press juice...

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Surprising town named best place to work in the UK

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Why Tyrrells is spending £2.5m on a TV advertising campaign

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New IoD director general Stephen Martin balances old with new

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Serial entrepreneurship and mentors dominate business growth trends

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Why two London wine merchants decided to buy a Scottish whisky distillery in...

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An inside look at a corporate and startup partnership

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Why HonestBrew is shunning the corporatisation of beer

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Does £3.8m represent a success for government’s bank referral scheme?

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British corporates share secrets of optimum work-life balance

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The Junkyard Golf journey from pop-up to 12,000 sq ft leases

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When brand ambassadors backfire in spectacular fashion

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It seems like Elon Musk was right to challenge Mark Zuckerberg

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Can Waldo do a Dollar Shave Club and dominate the contact lenses market?

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New White House communications director compares US to “disruptive startup”

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The remarkable growth story of Hummingbird Bakery

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Bulletproof: From hundreds of mail outs to offices in three continents

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Rural businesses made focus of new Amazon initiative

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Your guide to financing, tracking and future-proofing a business fleet

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The A-Z business fleet guide – N is for Navigation

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The A-Z business fleet guide – O is for Optimum replacement time

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The A-Z business fleet guide – P is for Personal use

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The A-Z business fleet guide – Q is for Qualifications

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The A-Z business fleet guide – R is for Real world fuel economy

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The A-Z business fleet guide – S is for Salary sacrifice

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The A-Z business fleet guide – T is for Tracking

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The A-Z business fleet guide – U is for Uninsured

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The A-Z business fleet guide – V is for Volume-related bonuses

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The A-Z business fleet guide – W is for Whole life cost

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The A-Z business fleet guide – X is for Xpenses

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The A-Z business fleet guide – Y is for Yield management

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The A-Z business fleet guide – Z is for Zero emissions

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Why the financial crisis and a bad easter nearly crippled chocolate brand...

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The anatomy of a venture capital deal – as told by a menswear entrepreneur

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Nutriment founder: Credibility comes from simply doing what you said you would

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From fitness to finance, the 2017 First Women are an inspiring lot

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Tesco might have picked a fight it can’t win

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Terrorists and criminals targeted by new finance laws

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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...

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How a meal delivery service helped boost my office productivity

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New Google algorithm targets low-quality content and backlinks

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Fiserv bids £70m for UK tech firm Monitise – three years after £1bn market...

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Heineken untroubled by extended CMA investigation into Punch Taverns...

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Interbank exchange rates offered to businesses through app-based bank Revolut

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Prime minister resists business department shakeup in cabinet reshuffle

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Neil Woodford warns against “extreme conclusions” from hung parliament

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Important business issues will now take a back seat to political squabbling

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Kellog’s Special K launches trademark offensive against Australian tennis...

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LIVE: 2017 General election insights and comments for SMEs and entrepreneurs

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Alan Sugar tweets his tax bill to protest Labour, and then deletes post

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The typical working day of nine successful business leaders

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Friendship wars named as surprising source of office conflicts

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Global business leaders rail against Donald Trump’s Paris climate agreement...

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I still have to call him Lord Sugar, reveals The Apprentice winner Alana...

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Industry leaders provide their advice on managing currency risk

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Fever-Tree founder nets millions by selling shares in drinks business

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General election business pledges in five bullet points per party

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Lessons from a man embarking on his fourth crowdfunding pitch

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A case for activist investors in SMEs

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Real Business marks 20 years by hitting record audience figure

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Star-studded Scottish businesses show potential of enterprise growth

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Why I invested in a mattress company

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