Alan Dobie was assistant editor at Vitesse Media Plc before moving on to a content producer role at Reed Business Information. He has over 17 years of experience in the publishing industry and has held a number of senior writing, editing and sub-editing roles. Prior to his current position, Alan was editor of the magazine of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors.

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Complexity: How to streamline your business

Too much complexity and bureaucracy can hamper business agility and stifle innovation. Here, Ivan Seselj, founder and CEO of Promapp, looks at how to simplify operations.


Do you need a business app?

The mobile app industry is one of the world's largest growth markets. How can your business go app-happy?


Why every business needs an SSL certificate

Less secure sites can scare away a quarter of potential consumers. Here's how you can switching to using an https prefix on your website can keep your users sessions secure


Outdated inflation index costs UK businesses over £210m

Businesses will have to pay a total of £400m more in rates this year and next. What you'll need to know ahead of April 1st.


New £1m programme supports UK’s co-operative economy

The business support programme is designed to enhance the development of co-operative and community enterprises, a sector that is currently worth £37 billion to the UK economy.


Project promoting driverless vehicle safety receives £1.7m in funding

A £1.7m i-Motors project aims to cut down road accidents while driving forward the agenda for the widespread adoption of autonomous cars.


Andy Murray continues crowdfunding spree with Seedrs

The British tennis champion serves up five early-stage investments in high potential businesses through the equity crowdfunding platform Seedrs.


Medium-sized businesses to boost UK GDP by £50bn

The mid-market is set to be the UK’s fastest growing segment by 2020, according to a new report.


65% of small businesses hinder growth through tech inadequacy

Giving SMBs back just two hours each week – through, for instance, better use of technology – could boost the UK economy by almost £9 billion.


Houseology.com overfunds on £1M crowdfunding target

Backed by a high-profile board, the UK’s first online interior design house attracts £1 million of investment from crowdfunders.


Securus Group secures £25M growth capital and refinance facilities

Electronic safety firm set to accelerate its buy-and-build strategy as Muzinich & Co. completes first transaction for its UK Private Debt Fund


UK SMEs unhappy with banks when it comes to foreign exchange

Over half (52%) of SMEs that use a bank for cross-border currency transfers feel their needs are not being met, new research reveals