The turbulence in the economy over the last few years has, quite rightly, made staying in business the sole focus of SMEs. However, it’s important to not forget the communities in which our businesses are based and the unique position we are in to play a role in improving areas and people’s lives.
With April Fool’s Day out of the way, we’ve listed the top ten Real Business articles of the week. Expect details on workplace pranks, in addition to Richard Branson’s drug crusade and more.
Logistics and fulfilment has not really been viewed as the sexy end of retail. A new delivery fleet doesn’t exactly garner the same level of attention as the latest collection. However, this is starting to change. To steal an often used analogy, I think delivery might be the new black.
Operators from London’s taxi industry have come together for a plan that looks to revolutionise the city’s black cab, making them faster, smarter and greener, and they’re calling on Boris Johnson’s replacement to support the cause.
Microsoft founder Bill Gates generally spends his time, and considerable wealth, championing social causes – and the latest has seen him promote fair education through the medium of dance.
When asked to write an article on the purpose of gender equality for global brands, I had to pause and ask myself why. After all, you already know that the case for gender equality is clear.
Richard Branson, who has been an advocate of legalising drugs for quite some time, may see the government's war on drugs campaign find the same "success" that firm Virgin Brides did.
With the Easter weekend over, we’ve brought you a round-up of the top ten articles featured on Real Business this week. Today you can expect details on Tottenham Hotspur’s shareholders, the marketing power of contraceptives, and Richard Branson sandwiched in-between.
Things have not been going well for workers at Tata Steel's Port Talbot plant as they have begun to learn where the axe will fall as the company outlines numerous job cuts.
Whatever you think of the Conservatives, their focus on building the “Northern Powerhouse” has been much welcomed here in Newcastle, taking us one step closer to challenging the capital.
Today's customers are less patient than they once were – however, with regular review processes, businesses can ensure that deliveries are arriving on time, every time. Here are some steps that any business can take to streamline their supply chain.
With the pound dropping in value, and many incentives available from the likes of UKTI, British manufacturers should be taking advantage by prioritising their export strategies. Many, however, seem to be falling into the trap of simply doing nothing – and there’s a real danger that could be a result of uncertainty over the outcome of the EU in-out referendum.