Start Ups

4 tips to scale your start-up in 2020 – things to be mindful of this year Originally written by Gabriela Hersham on Growth Business
The New Year is usually the time when many start-ups consider the next phase of growth. But if not thought through carefully, you can easily fall into of wanting to scale your ...
How to check if your consultants are IR35 compliant Originally written by Mirel Baila on Growth Business
Are you IR35 compliant? The government may have announced a review into IR35, but that’s only about implementation. IR35 is definitely being extended to mid-sized and larger companies in the private sector ...
What the Chancellor can do this Budget to help small business finance Originally written by Gary Robins on Growth Business
Recent figures show that banks became increasingly cautious about small business finance in 2019, particularly during periods where Brexit uncertainty peaked. With economic uncertainty likely to continue for some time as the ...
VC funding for UK tech start-ups breaks new record Originally written by Timothy Adler on Growth Business
Venture capital funding for UK tech firms reached $13.2bn (£10.1bn) in 2019, a 44 per cent increase year on year and an all-time record. Britain surpassed growth in all other countries, including ...
VC backing for UK scale-ups rockets by 22% in 2019, hitting £9bn Originally written by Timothy Adler on Growth Business
Venture capital investment in UK scale-ups rocketed by 22 per cent in 2019 to hit more than £9bn last year, according to research. Overall, there were 1,648 VC investments in UK scale-ups ...
How I’ve grown my business: Lyndsey Simpson, CEO The Curve Group Originally written by Timothy Adler on Growth Business
HR consultancy The Curve Group was founded in 2004 and Lyndsey Simpson joined in 2007 as a fellow co-owner. The Curve Group turned over £800,000 in the year that she joined but ...
HR jargon buster: what’s the difference between FMS, VMS and RPO? Originally written by Xenios Thrasyvoulou on Growth Business
With work getting more flexible, the way companies are attracting, onboarding and retaining talent is going through major changes too. Today, managers not only need to work with a team of full-time ...
How I’ve grown my business: Jamie Waller, founder of Just Originally written by Timothy Adler on Growth Business
Jamie Waller is a British entrepreneur, philanthropist, investor and author. In 2016 and 2017, Jamie sold businesses which were valued at over £40m.  Jamie left school aged 16 with no qualifications. He ...
Why venture capital investment is like rock climbing Originally written by Simon Goldman on Growth Business
As a rock climber, the question I’m often asked is, “Do you do that thing the guy does in Free Solo?” The answer to this – which I get asked all too ...

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