A mere decade ago, the world was very different. In ten years this world has undergone transformations, particularly by the impact technological change has had on communications, politics and business.
SMEs have rarely worked through a time of more challenge – and more opportunity – than the current period of digital disruption. When markets can change overnight and technology underpins virtually every sector, businesses need a new, strategic approach to secure success
Disruption is a term that gets used a lot. So much so that it’s fallen into the category of business jargon. But the result of this overuse is that it makes it easy for UK SMEs to dismiss the reality that underpins it, and that has dangerous consequences.
With the way his business is run, Steve Byrne has been able to experiment with smarter working practices and believes others would be silly not to as well.
A surprise accolade confirms Richard Blanford’s view that continued innovation is the way forward, while failing fast is no bad thing if quickly abandoned.
Whether led by founders, owner-managers or CEOs, some SMEs could do with a bit of a shake-up courtesy of activist investors – that silent assassin that creeps up in the night.
While the waves caused by Uber arriving in London have rightly shaken black cab drivers from their false sense of security, plans to pedestrianise parts of the West End will be damaging.
Following its recent partnership with the Business Growth Fund to support UK SMEs pioneering the hottest new technologies, Kx’s Kevin McGivern talks the importance of these young companies in underpinning UK productivity.
Each year Real Business brings you 50 disruptive UK companies ignoring the status quo – and 2017’s list is overflowing with inspiring startup entrepreneurs.
Once again, our well-known Future 50 campaign is just around the corner. The campaign shines a spotlight on disruptive businesses that are dreaming big nationwide and give the entrepreneurial spirit some much-deserved recognition.
While the new president-elect is a perfect example of a maverick leader, strong vision, strategy, leadership can be achieved through other means.
Whether you are an optimistic Brexiteer or a Remainer still in mourning, there is a consensus that the UK faces a period of economic and political uncertainty while it recalibrates its relationship with the EU. With talk already of deals stalling and investor and consumer confidence dropping, many businesses are considering whether they will need to make redundancies to weather the storm.