AI could add $500bn to value of SMEs globally

SMEs either creating AI for enterprise organisations or embedding AI in their own businesses will add billions of dollars in value, says boutique tech bank DAI Magister


Connection Capital backs film set firm as it looks to invest £100m in 2022

The London-based private equity firm has up to £100m to invest in businesses in 2022, including £40m from its own-led direct private equity and private debt transactions


50% of Britain’s scaleups expect to raise finance this year

This is despite the £15bn funding gap identified by the Scaleup Institute between what scaleups need for investment and what’s available

Growth Planning

75% of mid-sized businesses expect revenues to recover within one year

Nearly 90% of medium-sized businesses expect to hire more staff over the next six months, according to BDO report


Call for digital adoption fund to boost small business productivity

Tech start-ups call for a Singapore-style fund to help small businesses cover the cost of upgrading digital solutions, boosting the UK’s woeful productivity

Alternative Finance for Business

Supply@ME brings its inventory monetization solution to UK manufacturers

Stock exchange-listed inventory fintech aims to buy £200m worth of stock from UK manufacturers in pilot scheme


Taxman raises extra £4bn through VAT investigations into underpaying SMEs

VAT probes account for 50% of all money raised through SME investigations

Alternative Finance for Business

Capify secures £75 million credit facility from Goldman Sachs

Alternative finance provider Capify has secured a significant credit facility from Goldman Sachs to grow its funding for SMEs business


Five ways government is assisting SME growth

The government continues to provide opportunities for growing companies. Here are a few of them.


Venture Debt: Shawbrook Bank launches new loans to growing SMEs

Shawbrook's head of Growth Capital has launched a new venture debt option for growing businesses.


Why a re-think on tax breaks and regulation could get more SMEs growing

Here, Claire Madden, partner at Connection Capital says the usefulness and effectiveness of tax planning and regs are up for debate.


Entrepreneur interview: Stephen Sacks – Founder of Funding Nav 

Stephen Sacks wants to help businesses find the right grants and funding for their needs with his advisory company Funding Nav.