Finance Announcements

Inditherm: a warming tale

For a lesson in getting going in exporting, Rotherham-based Inditherm has a warming tale to tell. The company makes heating and warming products such as mattresses for patients in operating theatres and in neo-natal wards as well as advanced heat products for chemotherapy. “The biggest challenge to… Read more »

Stop, think, grow

Take a step back. Work on the business, not in the business. Carve out some time to think. You know you should. But it’s easier said than done. There is always something that can’t wait - customers, sales, processes, finance, technology, suppliers - and everything… Read more »

Six lessons for successful growth

Entrepreneur Bev Hurley, chief executive of YTKO, on the importance of doing genuine market research (not just using Google and talking to your friends), why so many companies get stuck and can’t grow even when they want to, and why your business plan needs to… Read more »

Make more from a mentor

A brain to pick, a shoulder to cry on, and someone to give you the occasional kick in the pants: a mentor can be a fantastic asset for a business owner. Entrepreneurs Rekha Mehr, Tim Campbell and Bev Hurley are all persuaded. Mentorsme is an… Read more »

Questions, not barriers: taking on that first employee

Emma Jones, founder of Enterprise Nation, and Bev Hurley, chief executive of YTKO, on the very big decision of making that first hire. It may appear to be a daunting step with many uncertainties but there is a wealth of advice available for business owners.… Read more »