Ian Harper is a contributor to CA Magazine mainly on the topic of business start ups and SMEs, in particullar their financing and their role in innovation and in the creation of wealth and employment.
Barriers to funding are holding back SMEs, research commissioned by ICAS has discovered. So what can be done to unlock growth? Ian Harper reports
OILING THE WHEELS
The Enterprise Finance Guarantee gives SMEs greater access to funding, but are banks doing enough to reach small businesses? Ian Harper reports
BUSINESS KEEPS ON KEEPING ON
First Brexit, now Trump. Corporate finance has been dealing with a challenging year but business goes on, reports Ian Harper
REBALANCING THE UK
Ian Harper looks at the opportunities regional devolution could bring for construction, engineering and property
SHOW ME THE BREXIT
Small businesses are finding that the decision to leave the EU has created more questions than answers, Ian Harper reports
KEEPING IT IN THE FAMILY
Insolvency practitioners save thousands of jobs and pull many companies back from the brink, so is it time for politicians to stop meddling with the regime? Ian Harper reports
ON RED ALERT
Ian Harper assesses the business
opportunities available in the
burgeoning Chinese market.
A WAVE OF REFORM
Ian Harper looks at a raft of measures aimed at
updating insolvency practice and asks – is this
a case of ‘all change’ or ‘small change’?
Post-recession and post-scandal, what
are the opportunities for newly qualified
CAs looking to make it in the metropolis?
Ian Harper investigates.