John Savage has big plans for his heating and plumbing business but has hit a road block when it comes to finding the requisite people to hire, a recruitment headache he’s hoping won’t persist.
After the financial crisis, the Bank of England sought to relax financial barriers in a bid to foster competition. This gave rise to challengers such as Atom Bank, most of which have seen substantial success thanks to a reliance on mobile.
Canvassing the views of 1,580 CFOs and FDs across 19 European countries, Deloitte found UK businesses to be more optimistic when compared to the months after the referendum vote.
Crowdfunding meets co-working as Crowdcube has tied up with WeWork to achieve its European growth ambitions, with the US and Far East also in sight.
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.
Hailed as a “truly momentous decision” by transport secretary Chris Grayling, the government’s go-ahead of Heathrow’s third runway has delivered a succinct and clear message to global brands and advertisers – that the UK is open for business.
Entrepreneur Ed Cooke used a chance trip to the Aloha state Hawaii to reflect on why hard work and long hours aren’t helpful to growing a company.
The uncertainty surrounding Brexit – exactly when the government will invoke Article 50 and what sort of deal the UK will get from the EU – is causing many SMEs to look beyond the historically easy pickings of the EU and towards the wider world for international trade.
Expansion through a roll out or hiring new staff is all part of growing a business, but it’s brought growing pains for Giles Fry and his business Snug Bars.
Global expansion is a natural step for companies looking to increase revenues beyond the home country – so here’s how to launch a business overseas.
Describing Office Space in Town as very much a family business, Giles Fuchs joins Founders Diaries to reveal how he’s not afraid to take chances.
In was while boating down the River Thames in 2004 that Mike France and two others set in motion Christopher Ward, now a contributor to Founders Diaries.