How to turn your new invention into a business

Here are five foolproof ways to turn your new invention into a business, from making a prototype to picking a business model that works.


Entrepreneur First raises £40m to help its startups scale up

Company builder Entrepreneur First will be creating a Next Stage Fund to support its companies beyond demo day.


Starting a business during the recession pays off for this north east business

Richard Lane and Lee Durham started their Newcastle based sales performance company, durhamlane five years ago. Since then, their business has achieved double-digit growth year on year


Brighton named top UK city to start a business

Research by AAT lists top 20 cities to start a business in the UK: London just scrapes into the top 10.


Startup Institute gets $3 million injection from Silicon Valley Bank

Cash infusion will mean worldwide expansion for the startup accelerator.


Boris Johnson-endorsed start-up competition launched by Salesforce.com and three prominent venture capital firms

Salesforce.com is teaming up with three UK venture capital firms to create a competition for European start-ups creating enterprise cloud apps on the company's platform.