Coffee Republic founder Sahar Hashemi has offered life lessons from growing a new loss-making business to over 100 bustling stores – and a startup mentality is paramount.
With a new year underway, the talent pool is deep, so avoid overused corporate buzzwords and make sure you stand out to attract the best candidates.
Recent Dragons’ Den success story Active Away tells Real Business why it went on the investor show with a very clear, and unusual, goal in mind.
Travelling between the US and UK, entrepreneur Lee Biggins has enjoyed stepping back from his expanding corporate empire to embrace the startup vibe.
In part two of our interview with Indiegogo co-founder Danae Ringelmann, Real Business asks about the evolution of crowdfunding and why big brands are starting to see the benefit of using the platform to remove risk and unnecessary cost from product development.
Data from 2015 has shown that “expert”, “solution” and “leading” were the three most stereotypical words used on LinkedIn company pages, as many failed to provide proper differentiation from rivals.
Despite a record number of successful A Level results and graduate placements, there is still an absolute record ruddy skill shortage in this country – which is holding great companies back. Crazy isn’t it – and it isn’t just the government that isn’t listening.
Prospective London mayoral candidate Ivan Massow writes for Real Business about the criticisms of business presence at Pride in London and the commonalities between entrepreneurship and the gay rights movement.
While KPMG partner Bivek Sharma has experienced first-hand what it is like to grow a small and agile company, he is now using that grounding to sprinkle a dash of innovation and entrepreneurialism into the corporate world of professional services.
Two years ago, a couple of friends quit full-time employment to follow their love of motorsport and launch a go karting business with a professional spin – it's on track for a turnover of £2m this year.
Large contracts with the big fish are great for business, but smaller enterprises should spread the risk by trading more with each other and taking a bit of power away from late paying organisations.
In leu of the wise men who came from the East to visit Jesus, bearing gifts of gold, frankincense and myrrh, we found the three top voted corporate gifts.