The cold hard truth is that 90 per cent of startups fail. Only 12 per cent of 1955’s Fortune 500 companies are on the list over 60 years later. So here’s how to reinvent a business.
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Instagram’s user base is growing at speed and passed the 600m user mark in December 2016. But how to use Instagram to your advantage as a small business?
Money makes the world go round and for those in business, also keeps your company afloat. It goes without saying that invoicing is the cornerstone to maintaining a healthy cash flow.
Picking out factors impacting the retail M&A market in the UK is made easier due to the importance of recent events and a particular megatrend that weighs heavily on deal executives’ minds when evaluating market strategies and buying opportunities.
Some five years ago the government would not contemplate it, companies were not planning for it, and no-one was seriously predicting it. The ‘it’ in question is Brexit. Alongside Donald Trump as president, the once unthinkable referendum result made 2016 an unpredictable year. This has led to some considering a business exit.
Every week I find myself reading about overnight success stories – businesses that seemingly come out of nowhere and succeeded beyond the founders’ wildest dreams. Such companies include Deliveroo, Airbnb and Snapchat, and are radically disrupting industries, turning from startup to mid-size enterprise in the process.
Ransomware was the big cyber security news story of 2016, and so far this year the malicious software threat hasn’t reduced.
After growing the carwow team from just three co-founders in 2013 to more than 100 today, we’ve learned a lot along the way. We unveil some of the approaches that we now take about fostering togetherness within a team given what we’ve learned.
In the latest Barclays’ SME Hopes and Fears Index, exporting and international business growth opportunities were voted by businesses as the second most important influence on growth in 2017 at 30 per cent.
After the chaos on the eve of the self-assessment tax deadline in January, when a technology failure at HMRC cut callers off before they knew if payments had cleared, business owners have an extra incentive to get on top of things. Here’s how to make tax returns easy.
After minor illness, stress is the second most common cause of short-term absence from work. Paul Tooth, CEO of BrightHR, looks at how to go about combating stress in the workplace.
The major shift in the political landscape on both sides of the pond has also had a profound impact on the decision for many businesses on whether or not to expand their operations and begin international trading overseas.