Articles on the process and importance of innovation as a growth driver for UK small businesses. Organisations that prioritise innovation will better adapt to changing customer preferences, address emerging challenges, and stay ahead of competitors.

Business Ideas & Planning

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.

Business Ideas & Planning

What makes a great brainstorming session?

Nick Pollitt of DBI furniture solutions put together the best way to have an affective brainstorming session in your 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.

Business Technology

How to keep your small business safe online

Here's how Security Service Edge from Vodafone can help to protect your SME from ever-increasing cyber threats

Business Technology

How to grow a global creative agency in record time

Find out how creative agency, Myth Studio, used technology to grow their business and quadruple their staff count in 18 months

Partner content

Attracting and keeping top talent through Total Reward

Employment benefits specialist, Drewberry, explain why you should base your benefits around a Total Reward Strategy

Partner content

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