As Scottish businesses have enjoyed solid growth since the last recession, a new focus on entrepreneurship has seen the help and support available to start-ups vastly increase.

But as the first successful cohorts from the new incubators and accelerator programs are find...

Barriers which are holding back £4.3 billion of potential Scottish business growth have been identified in a new Grant Thornton UK LLP Report. The study identifies growth barriers including technology, talent, skills availability, innovation, and financial pressures. B...

Brilliant article from Vicky Brock on the importance of 'diversity of thought'and governance on boards.

Check out her article

Recent findings from research conducted among 500 UK SMEs by top 15 chartered accountants Haines Watts drew some interesting conclusions around concerns of poor planning and communication being barriers to growth.

More than four fifths of business owners are only spendi...

Tarun Bansal's article discusses the insurance industry trying hard to navigate what he believe's to be a sinking ship with traditional business models revolved around product provisioning and one-time sales.

The IoT has presented an opportunity for cross-sale/up-s...

With first hand experience of supporting my daughter who is talented but struggled with the  mainstream school system, I have been drawn to find out how best we can nuture these individuals as they move into the workplace.

Having done some extensive reading th...

A recent SDI article written by Alan McIntyre , a GlobalScot and Head of Global Banking Practice at Accenture, highlights the importance of developing a collaborative ecosystem between upstarts and the incumbants in the fintech marketplace to enable the banking industr...

We conclude the interview with Ronnie Forbes, Co-founder of QikServe this week, on the successes and challenges of growing  QikServe using channels to market. For those of you that missed the first interview click here to read more.

You discussed last week that in...

Maria Hamilton, Founder of StepUp2Grow Consulting (helping small tech companies to establish their channels to market and manage their strategic partner relationships), interviews Ronnie Forbes, Co-Founder of QikServe on their channel success and challenges

July 28, 2017

This is an interesting briefing paper from the University of Cambridge, Institute for Manufacturing detailing the pros and cons of  tech startups partnering with established firms.  Although written in 2006, there are still some sound and relevant pointers on how to ma...

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