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Financial Times: UK government in Funding Circle deal to boost SME lending

A report on peer-to-peer lending to small and medium-sized businesses by the Cambridge Centre for Alternative Finance, Cambridge Judge Business School, is featured in the FT article. According to the CCAF report, peer-to-peer lenders such as Funding Circle “have become…

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Canadian Inquirer: Small firms thrive as customers seek more unique clothing

Professor Jaideep Prabhu says the success of companies like Welsh clothing firm Hiut comes from promoting their small size and individuality: “It’s a different kind of manufacturing. These are very cool little boutiques.” He says there’s a shift away from…

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Financial Times: Do we still want to democratise finance?

A report looking at the UK alternative finance industry by the Cambridge Centre for Alternative Finance is featured in a Financial Times article on peer-to-peer lending regulation. According to the report, “in 2016 £1.23 billion of loans were provided to…

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SME Web: Delivering growth starts with your strategy

Stylianos Kavadias, Margaret Thatcher Professor of Enterprise Studies in Innovation & Growth at Cambridge Judge Business School, discusses the challenges small and medium size enterprises face when planning to scale-up. "Stimulating growth is a serious leadership task that cannot be…

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Money Week: A helping hand for small businesses

SMEs in the UK are struggling to secure funding in order to grow, says the government’s Industrial Strategy report. Alternative finance could be one of the solutions. According to a report by the Cambridge Centre for Alternative Finance at Cambridge…

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Cambridge News: How can your business scale-up?

Barclays has launched a Barclays Scale Up UK Programme, co-designed by Cambridge Judge Business School, to address the core growth challenges faced by business when scaling up. The 36-week course provides company founders and senior executive teams with the frameworks…

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Change management in SMEs

Communication skills in small and medium sized businesses are essential to navigate turbulent environments, according to a new study from a Cambridge Judge academic. Managing change in an SME is no small undertaking – but it's one that (in contrast…

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Strategic advantage through the eyes of your customers

The second in a series of articles by Professor Christoph Loch, Hanadi Jabado and Professor Stelios (Stylianos) Kavadias looks at the importance of understanding your customers when growing your business. We all fall for the temptation to extrapolate from experience.…

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Growth: from strategy to execution… but how?

The latest article from Professor Christoph Loch, Hanadi Jabado and Professor Stelios (Stylianos) Kavadias explores the detail needed to execute a growth strategy. "The devil is in the details". The oft-quoted phrase was carved in golden letters on a plaque, only…

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Growing pains: the growth challenge

The first in a series of articles on SME growth by Professor Christoph Loch, Hanadi Jabado and Professor Stelios (Stylianos) Kavadias, looks at the challenges SME CEOs and founders face when growing their business. "I have not been to University,…

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