The Innovation archive.

The Start-Up Series

What’s your favourite innovation – a VC’s advice to founders

Matthew Cushen, co-founder at Worth Capital, discusses his favourite innovation and his advice to small business founders


Digital transformation: Innovation and talent management

The speed in which a business adopts digital technology can reveal how it manages its staff, according to new research.

Business management

Horizontal innovation: What is it and how can it boost the SME community?

Horizontal innovation offers SMEs an untapped growth opportunity, states Kieron Salter, managing director of high performance engineering consultancy KWSP.

Business management

The power of start-ups in driving digital innovation

Here, 'Justin Cross, head of BLINK at MediaCom, discusses how digital innovation can boost a start-up to success.

Business Technology

Three ways to improve your company’s innovation performance

Here, Ultimaker chief technology officer and co-founder, Siert Wijnia, outlines exactly how businesses can improve their innovation performance.


Lack of time is the single biggest barrier to innovation

Teams working at full capacity lack the time and miss the opportunity to try new, different and better ways of innovation in their business.


British Small Business Awards 2017: Disruptor of the Year shortlist

Here, we reveal the British Small Business Awards finalists in the talent-laden category of Disruptor of the Year.

Business management

Four ways to overcome lack of innovation in business

Here, Nick Thompson poses the question: How can we improve the internal processes which sometimes stifle creative input?


5 innovative companies from around the world

This year marks the 10th edition of the Fast Company World’s Most Innovative Companies and while the top 10 winners are a pretty exceptional bunch, including the likes of Amazon, Google, Uber, Facebook and Netflix, there are many innovative companies that didn’t make this year’s list, or have ever made the list and deserve to.

Business management

Why large companies fear the innovation of small businesses

Small businesses are often in a position to innovate – they just need to find the time, says James Welch.


The two essentials for crowdsourcing success revealed

Here, we look at two essential tips that can help you successfully secure crowdsourcing.

Setting up a company

Innovation of the Year: Azoomee interview

Estelle Lloyd, co-founder of Azoomee and winner of the Innovation of the Year at the British Small Business Awards, tells us what winning the award means to her.

Partner content

How to prepare for business growth in 2022

The team at Funding Options explain how to prepare for business growth in 2022

Partner content

Tide to empower small businesses to optimise cash flow with insights tool

Tide is introducing a Cashflow Insights tool to help small businesses mitigate delays in payment and improve their credit score

Partner content

Business Current Account Masterclass

Tune into the Masterclass from the Current Account Switch Service to find out why you should switch your business account pronto

Partner content

How should I select my business broadband provider?

As with any supplier, it’s important to do your research and ask important questions before you select a broadband provider for your business. But what are the must-have things you should take into consideration?