This site uses cookies to provide you with a more responsive and personalised service. By using this site you agree to our use of cookies. Please read our privacy statement for more information on the cookies we use and how to delete or block them.

 

Explore our insight archives

Insights from leading digital and technology figures for fast-growing technology businesses.

What is brand purpose?

August 2019
'Brand purpose' has been a trend in marketing for a few years now. But what is it – and does your scale-up tech business really need one?

Read more

 

Focus on the Thames Valley Region

July 2019
The Thames Valley is the driving force in the Digital Economy. Find out why this region continues to be at the heart of disruptive tech as the hub for tech business success with insight from BDO’s panel of experts.

Read more

What tech founders working abroad need to know about expat tax

July 2019
Karen talks through expat tax misconceptions, the most common tax pitfalls and how tech businesses can prepare for international mobility.

Read more

How do I bring international staff into my share option plan?

June 2019
Thinking of expanding into new territories and need a plan to incentivise new staff? Veronika discusses the advantages and pitfalls of a share option plan, and what it can do for your tech business.

Read more

In-house vs. outsourcing developers: key considerations

June 2019
As young tech businesses rush to deliver the growth that could help them maximise their early potential, the question of whether to outsource developers becomes critical.

Read now

 

Are you adopting drone technology?

June 2019
We talk about the surge in drone-related patents and why the UK is lagging behind other countries when it comes to development in drone technology.

Read now

The stages of tech investment demystified

June 2019
Adam has been advising growth stage companies for a number of years, with a strong focus on client relationships and satisfaction.

Read now

Three ways blockchain could improve the energy sector

May 2018
Blockchain technology could potentially remedy these challenges for utilities and energy companies and in the process become the foundation for the efficient, distributed, renewable energy production of the future.

Read now

All you need to know about grants and R&D tax credits

May 2019
How can your tech business take advantage of local growth grants and R&D tax credits? Our experts advise on how to set up your business for success with a capital boost.

Read more

 

How to nurture a culture of resilience in your tech business

April 2019
Tech businesses are looking at ways of proactively looking after staff, especially amid the pressures of rapid growth. Enter the increasingly popular idea of resilience.

Read more

Scaling up for international growth: key considerations

April 2019
When is the best time for tech SMEs to go international? We talk with BDO’s leading experts for their advice on overseas expansion.

Read more

How to find the right CTO for your business at the right time

March 2019
What to look for in a CTO (chief technology officer), how they can add value to your business, and your recruitment options.

Read more

The rise of the micro-multinational

March 2019
The concept of the micro-multinational is gaining traction in the UK, as the cost and difficulty of establishing an international presence continues to dwindle.

Read more

 

Women in Tech

February 2019
We asked prominent women in tech about their experiences, and how they believe women can be encouraged to participate in the technology of the future.

Read more

How can engineers and salespeople talk the same language?

February 2019
It's a challenge faced by any fast-growing tech business. We asked an expert from each side of the room for their tips on how to bridge the divide.

Read more

Sales v tech: Where does the real value lie?

January 2019
We asked six leading tech investors to weigh in on how they balance the priorities of sales and tech in a fast-growing business.

Read more

Sales v tech: Where does the real value lie?

January 2019
We asked six leading tech investors to weigh in on how they balance the priorities of sales and tech in a fast-growing business.

Read more

 

5 regional hotspots for fast-growth tech in the UK

January 2019
The UK’s fast-tech ecosystem is growing exponentially. We take a look at five of the most successful tech hub hotspots in the UK.

Read more

6 reasons your talent walk out the door

January 2019
Things move fast in an early-stage tech business, which puts extra pressure on owners to retain and motivate the people.

Read now

10 questions to ask to avoid a culture clash with your PE house

December 2018
We ask Robin Brown, Managing Director and Head of BDO’s Corporate Finance Technology & Media industry group questions about avoiding culture clash.

Read now

PE readiness: 5 accounting pitfalls to avoid

November 2018
To make the most your PE investment it is vital to prepare well in advance and seek expert advice where necessary to avoid these common accounting pitfalls.

Read now

 

5 key blockers to business growth

October 2018
Entrepreneurs and experts offer strategies to address classic barriers to scaling a tech business such as failing to look outwards, lack of innovation, overlooking international opportunities.

Read now

How to get professional at shareholder relations

September 2018
How to communicate, bring a new level of seriousness and professionalism to shareholder relations when a business received its first round of PE funding.

Read now

What is going on with robot M&A?

July 2018
The summation of the BDO analysis of robotics M&A data showed that the speed of M&A in the robotics space is increasing, as more industries implement robots.

Read now

Want tomorrow’s tech titans to be British? Here’s how to do it

July 2018
With the level of talent, innovation and sheer bloody-mindedness – the UK tech scene has so much to be proud of, but where is our global giant?

Read now

 

The five habits of highly effective companies

June 2018
We commissioned research among some of the UK’s most successful companies and uncover five key themes for successful technology companies.

Read now

Disruptive tech in the music industry: opportunities abound

April 2018
Key participants in the music industry are benefiting from new tech – which is also stimulating rising demand for music as consumers start to enjoy it in new ways.

Read now

The ecommerce challenge

January 2018
Ecommerce continues to challenge bricks and mortar shopping. Online retailers are making use of new technology to reinforce their offer – but so are traditional retailers.

Read now

FinTech start-ups: competitors or business partners?

January 2018
Whether looking at digital challenger banks, lending platforms, payment service providers, digital wallets, cryptocurrency companies or data analytics players, the FinTech sector is flourishing.

Read now

 

Top 10 sources of external advice for tech businesses

Beyond the traditional sources of professional external advice, what are the most valuable areas of expertise to have working with your tech business?

Read

EXPLORE MORE

Got a question?

We would love to hear from you, feel free to get in touch with our experts to find out more!

Ask us

Interviews

Digital and technology figures share the complexities of operating in such a fast-pace industry.

Access knowledge

Subscribe

To our monthly newsletter

Sign up