About

Nick was the Managing Editor for our sister website growthbusiness.co.uk when it was owned by Vitesse Media, before moving on to become Head of Investment Group and Editor at What Investment and thence to Head of Intermediary Communications at The Association of Investment Companies (AIC). He is a graduate of Cambridge University achieving a double first in English.

Alternative finance

How small businesses should approach venture capital

Rory Earley, CEO of Capital for Enterprise, explores how small businesses should approach venture capital.

Blog

Why there’s no UK Facebook

Nick Britton, editorial director for SmallBusiness.co.uk's parent company, argues that it is unfair to blame Britain for failing to produce enough world-beating companies.

Employing & managing staff

Casual worker asking for p45

I had a casual worker (no contract) working two hours a day for one or two days a week. She is now asking for p45 and wage slips. This person has some property that belongs to my company and she will not return it until I produce the p45. What is my move?

Alternative finance

Short-term business finance options

Rory Earley, CEO of Capital for Enterprise, explores the options for borrowing for working capital, including bank overdrafts and invoice finance.

Blog

Twittering away time

The right level of social media regulation in the workplace can be a tough thing to judge.

Blog

In it for the long haul

Short-term pessimism remains among small businesses, it seems that SMEs predict steady growth in the longer haul, according to a survey.

Small Business Banking

Can small businesses get bank loans?

I am sure that like me, you have seen headlines about banks not lending to small businesses with depressing regularity.

Management

Employers narrow-minded on maternity leave

Almost two thirds of employers do not expect female employees to return to work after their maternity leave, research finds.

News

Hospitality businesses running the high street

Independent hospitality businesses such as restaurants, pubs and cafes are trumping independent retail stores on the high street, research finds.

Management

Managerial incompetence resulting in stressed workforce

A lack of competence and misplaced confidence among bosses is creating a stressed out, unfulfilled workforce, research finds.

Finding and selling to customers

The customer – how to spot and ride their wave

Ken Thurber, author of new book Big Wave Surfing, Extreme Technology Development, Management, Marketing and Investing, explains how change can be an opening to opportunity.

Accounting

Director of two companies

What are the tax implications of being a director of two companies?