Much has been said over the years about scaling businesses being crucial to boosting the UK economy. However, it seems SME growth ambitions often come to a halt due to a lack of confidence.
I don’t believe many entrepreneurs hold much stock in the concept of New Year’s resolutions, but I’m pretty sure they love to set themselves a challenge – and here’s one they can take on board.
The network of 38 Growth Hubs across the country is there to help England’s businesses grow. Do you know what can they offer to help your business reach its maximum potential?
From TransferWise to Secret Escapes, the Future 50 campaign has been adept at identifying potential British scale-ups – and now it’s time to find some more.
Adam Smith may have coined the phrase, but Napoleon made it famous: England is a “nation of shopkeepers”. Today, Britain is a nation of startups, with a record 608,100 new companies formed in 2016 alone. But when it comes to helping startups to scale, we have lamentably failed.
Paul Neeson, associate at investors Scottish Equity Partners, looks at the issue of business growth and explains what is required for scale-up success.
When it comes to scaling, money can often be the motive, but Sage CMO Santiago Solanas offered some insights from his 25 years’ worth of experience in the business world to state that it’s actually the founders who can be the barrier standing in the way of growth – not the purse strings.
Barclays has inked a deal with the UK Business Angels Association (UKBAA) to create Angel Hubs, a series of incubators that will provide companies in scale-up mode with access to funding and mentoring opportunities.
As the race to become the next London mayor enters its final 100 days, Conservative candidate Zac Goldsmith has revealed what he calls his “blueprint for London business”.
The CBI's director-general Carolyn Fairbairn has called the UK's mid-sized businesses (MSBs) the country's “missing link” and praised the sector's £59bn contribution to the economy.
Amir Jirbandey from email service provider Mailjet discusses how he’s worked with UK startups to help develop an impactful growth strategy.
Business growth rates are rising again, but rapid growth on shaky foundations can be a double edged sword.