Which UK retailers use Twitter effectively and regularly? Who are the best and the worst retailers on Twitter? We’ve got the results. Illiya Vjestica, founder of Smartdog Digital, a Leeds-based online marketing consultancy, dissects the results for us.
As part of its ongoing Entreprenation campaign in association with YouGov, Orange has identified common characteristics shared by Britain’s top privately owned SMEs.
Dan Pallotta, the American social entrepreneur, has written a great piece in the Harvard Business Review this week. What makes an entrepreneur stand out from the crowd?
Chancellor George Osborne this week launched the Office of Tax Simplification to sort out the “spaghetti bowl” UK tax system. Quentin Pain of Accountz says it’s a “victory for business”. But not everyone agrees.
Entrepreneurs turned philanthropists. Ethical retailers. Not-for-profit game-changers. These entrepreneurs are running ground-breaking, profitable businesses – with a difference. This new breed has a social conscience.
One Water: Duncan Goose founded One Water in 2004 to raise money for water pumps in Africa.
Holts Academy: Hatton Garden has been home to the London jewellery trade since medieval times.
Shiply: A quarter of all lorries in the UK travel empty.
New Model School Company: Parents suffer sleepless nights trying to get their children into their school of choice.
Unpackaged: Packaging has irritated environmentalists for years.
Media for Development: Media for Development (MfD) runs radio and TV projects for neglected communities such as prisoners, Gypsies and the homeless.
Bikeworks: If the social enterprise movement had a symbol, it would be the bicycle.