Start Ups

Why venture capital funds need to develop a social conscience Originally written by Kelli Lane Macdonald on Growth Business
For brands, having a clear purpose is finally a necessity. Brands are spending more time, money and effort defining and living out their purpose today than ever before. Unfortunately, this is ...
Earthworm Group to lend £20m to green businesses that want to scale Originally written by Timothy Adler on Growth Business
EXCLUSIVE: Earthworm Group, the environmentally conscious VC fund, plans to lend £20m to sustainable scale-ups early next year. The investment manager, which has invested £110m so far to nearly 50 sustainable businesses ...
Compliance – 5 things to know to ensure your business is compliant Originally written by Huw Williams on Growth Business
Being compliant is about as easy as sticking to the speed limit. The limits change constantly and without much warning, there’s always the risk of getting an unexpected ticket and sometimes you ...
MarketFinance plans to offer up to £1m in business loans Originally written by Timothy Adler on Growth Business
MarketFinance has entered the business loan market and plans to lend up to £1m apiece to businesses to businesses over the coming months. Formerly known as MarketInvoice, the decade-old invoice finance provider, ...
UK’s 50 fastest-growing tech companies grow revenue by nearly 4,000pc Originally written by Timothy Adler on Growth Business
The UK’s 50 fastest growing technology companies have seen average revenue growth of 3,878pc over three years. Between them, the UK’s 50 fastest-growing tech companies generated combined revenue of £650m in 2018/19, ...
6 ways to jump-start your business – how to cope when things go wrong Originally written by Haylee Benton on Growth Business
It’s the nature of business that some will succeed, and some will fail. But one of the unfortunate realities for many is that there was no real reason for them to fail ...
How I scaled my adult streaming service without external funding Originally written by Timothy Adler on Growth Business
Scaling up a business always comes with a certain degree of risk. Scaling up a business in uncertain political and economic times without any external funding, even more so. Scaling up a ...
The growing role of the chief security officer in ensuring trust in your brand Originally written by Partner Content on Growth Business
In the past, the job of a chief security officer (CSO) was relatively simple. The CSO was primarily responsible for the security of the premises of a company, all of the assets ...
Exit, what exit? 92% of those who’ve sold up stay in the business world Originally written by Timothy Adler on Growth Business
Thinking of surveying the beach from your sun lounger, cocktail in hand, once you’ve sold your business for millions of pounds? Think again. Ninety-two per cent of entrepreneurs who’ve sold their businesses ...
Alternative Business Funding looking to raise £6m to fund expansion Originally written by Timothy Adler on Growth Business
Alternative Business Funding, the comparison site for small business finance, is trying to raise £6m to fund its expansion. ABF, which to date has helped facilitate £40m of funding to over 25,000 ...

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