In 2010, Anthony Thomson opened Metro Bank, the first new high-street bank in more than 150 years. It’s now worth a cool £1bn – but the serial entrepreneur isn’t ready to rest on his laurels just yet
You’ve got the business as far as possible using cash loaned by friends and family, but now the cupboards are bare. What’s the best way to approach investors and what can you do to prepare for their interrogations?
A new scheme from women and equalities minister Maria Miller is set to fund childcare start-ups and help parents get back to work
Small business owners tend to worry about declining any opportunity. But saying no needn’t necessarily impact on the bottom line. Quite the opposite, says Dr Mike Clayton
Once upon a time, pricing products and services was comparatively easy. But now, making sure you’re giving the right price involves a lot more thought
A new report has revealed just how much cash fast-growth businesses generate for the government coffers – with startling results
There’s a growing trend among SMEs to forsake a full-time finance director and instead to hire a part-time one. This might be a good idea for many firms strapped for cash, but in need of expert help
From now to Christmas, pop-up shops will start to appear in towns and cities across the UK. Here, Clive Lewis, head of enterprise at ICAEW, looks at the phenomenon and how businesses of all sizes can take advantage