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Worried about the Credit Crunch? Don't be. Read this advice instead.

The economic clouds are gathering thick and fast. Is it still possible to attract an investor to fund your growth?

A grey global economic outlook has been made all the more gloomy for new companies seeking to attract investment. In March, 3i announced that it would no longer invest in early-stage technology and media companies.

Cash is king, as the cliché goes. Join the revolution and help make it more democratic

Worried about the current climate? Don’t be. Read this advice instead.

In the current economic climate, SMEs will probably be concerned about the consequences for their business. But ACCA (the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants) says that confident planning is necessary more now than ever, and recommends 20 ways for toughing it out.


  • Kathryn Parsons, co-founder of Decoded, started with little more than faith and determination, but four years later it’s grown into a global business. Ahead of her appearance at Accelerate 2015 in...

  • Author, writer and marketer Ryan Holiday on how entrepreneurs need to interpret failure.

  • Sue Vizard, business coach and author of Jump Start: The Start-up Book for Your Dream Business, looks at some of the questions solo entrepreneurs should ask themselves.

  • Ian Wright, founder and chief executive of, is bringing together SMEs and NEDs - without the hefty recruitment fees.

  • Former professional golfer turned entrepreneur Colin Stevens has had a busy 18 months. The Better Bathrooms founder has increased turnover at the firm, secured a multi-million pound investment and...

Five Minutes With

Reputation is everything when it comes to running a successful business, according to Sacha Lord-Marchionne and Sam Kandel, founders of the Warehouse Project (WHP), a series of club nights featuring DJs from all over the world, which was launched back in 2006.

After travelling the world in a corporate role, Mike Wheeler decided that he had had enough of living out of a suitcase and so got a job running a small family business.