It’s a tough economic environment for all organisations at the moment – private sector and charitable sector alike. When Cause4 was set up four years ago, they knew they needed to encourage new ways of doing things.
Technology is now at the core of every start-up business in the UK. From cupcake makers who source and sell online to app developers who use technology as a platform embedded in their product, there is no getting away from it.
A company’s ability to grow, expand and remain competitive relies on its employee’s willingness to go above and beyond the call of duty every day. But research indicates that employees have become disengaged as they sense that there is little commitment to them from within their organisations. Employers will need to become more egalitarian in their engagement approach and make a conscious effort to ensure that their workforces’ needs are understood and fulfilled.
Business minister Michael Fallon has dismissed plans suggested by The Labour Party to use a higher rate of corporation tax to cut business rates.
Driving a revolution in convenience, security and reduced transaction costs, mobile payment is set to boost the UK’s economy according to a new report.
It’s no easy feat to give up a life of luxury where expensive holidays to Thailand and evenings spent schmoozing were the norm, and a six-figure salary guaranteed a regular pay cheque at the end of each month. But sometimes you just have to go with your heart.
Simon Middleton of Watershed Entrepreneurs talks about the insights they use to identify hi-potential, low-risk entrepreneurs . Based on competency profiling used in the commercial world, Middleton and his team map their learnings as they deconstruct the key character traits required in a successful entrepreneur.
Christian Hernandez Gallardo, co-Founder of White Star Capital and former Director of EMEA at Facebook, explains how entrepreneurs can make the best impression when pitching
In my opinion business plans often become ‘shelf help.’ You spend hours developing it, to never refer to it again and it just sits on the shelf, unless you want to raise investment – which is when you realise it’s out of date.
Have you lost count of how many times someone has said in a meeting, ‘Oh let’s write a press release’ and sat and wondered WHY? Whilst many people think it is easy to write a press release, having a real news story, getting sign off and then achieving results isn’t always that simple.
Around one third of the SMEs across Europe did not manage to get the full financing they had planned for during 2013, according to a recent survey by European Commission and the European Central Bank.
Dell is bringing its Centre for Entrepreneurs to the UK, launching with a £10m fund for fast-growing firms.