High-growth business lessons: 7 cautionary tales

High-growth businesses can run into financial trouble when confronted by tight-fisted banks or reluctant investors. Here are seven traumatic tales from the front line

Small beauty brands can now attract big money

Jerrod Blandino and Jeremy Johnson co-founders of Too Faced

Successful independent beauty brands are the targets of private equity investors as well as major brands in an active acquisitions market

Sound investments in solid causes

Warren Buffet is the most successful investor in the 20th Century

Investing in social enterprise businesses offers corporates a viable alternative to charitable donations, as Rob Langston discovers

Keeping it in the family

Family businesses are the backbone of the British economy and their contribution should not be overlooked or underestimated, says Mark Hastings

A solution to the credit crunch?

A gloomy risk outlook and hesitant consumer spending has weighed heavy on the asset finance industry, but this type of borrowing could still be the best bet for cash-strapped companies, as Dan Matthews reports