The fortune of failure

Failure is a very difficult concept to come to terms with; if we fail then what good can we possibly have done?


To err is human, to forgive is not always organisational policy!

Here, David Cliff, managing director of Gedanken, explains why businesses should embrace and learn from failure.


Failure is an option – and part of a business’ evolution

Here, Jan Chmiel, managing director of Vistage International (UK), explores why we fear failure and how we can overcome that fear in business.

Business management

Why there is fortune in business failure

Here's why small business failure can be a blessing in disguise for those running a company.


Six prime reasons why your small enterprise is bound to fail

What could be the real reason behind the failure of SMEs in their early stages of growth? Here, we investigate.


How failure is success in the making for your small business

Here, Javier Cámara discusses the steps to take to ensure your small business can be the one in ten that succeeds.


Business failure: Four in ten small companies don’t make it five years

Small business survival rates are as high as 91 per cent after one year of trading, but after five years just four in ten small businesses will still be trading, research finds.

Business management

5 reasons why businesses fail

Businesses fail for many reasons but here are five of the most common – and avoidable, as Adam Turnbull of BusinessesForSale.com explains.


Five common business failures and how they can be avoided

Kevin Hughes reveals the big mistakes made by companies and discusses how not to make them yourself.


Failure rates for UK business

Courier and haulage companies are the most likely to fail in the UK and restaurants and bars are three times more likely to go bust than other UK businesses, reveals research by accountancy group UHY Hacker Young.

Legal advice

Dealing with business failure – Bankruptcy vs an IVA

According to the latest figures released by business analyst and information service Experian, corporate insolvencies in the UK have fallen by 8.8 per cent during the first three months of 2007 compared to the same period the previous year.

Finding and selling to customers

How Amazon Ads is supporting entrepreneurs

Digital ad campaigns aren't just for big businesses. Here's why you should be considering it...

Partner content

What are the funding options for hospitality businesses?

Hospitality businesses have faced a number of challenges in the last couple of years. Find out what funding and support is available.


6 types of business funding for UK tech companies

Here we explore six types of business funding that can help your UK tech company expand and reach its goals.

Business Loans

A guide to getting a small business loan

Everything you need to know on what small business loans are and what types of loan are available for your business.