The growth of start-ups in London, most notably in London’s Tech City, has coincided with a rapid growth in workspaces. It may have been the relatively low cost of property around Old Street that led to the growth of ‘Silicon Roundabout’ in the first place, but start-ups need much more than cheap rent and wireless.
The number of job vacancies is rising at the fastest rate in over 15 years as employers as businesses are unable to get enough skilled staff, new data reveals.
It’s undoubtedly true that small businesses are the key to economic recovery, and the profile of small businesses is getting higher all the time through initiatives such as Accelerate 250, representing those six per cent of UK businesses that are creating half of all new jobs in the economy.
The predictions of a fully connected world where all of our gadgets are connected are now coming to fruition, with everything from our home kitchen appliances to heating systems and televisions all able to communicate with each other. But what about the level of connectivity in the workplace and the potential damage that can be caused to your firm when your connected devices go awry?
There is a certain stereotype of the counterfeiter: undercover operators churning out fake handbags, perfume or trainers and disposing of them via street markets or eBay. It is difficult to imagine counterfeiters constructing a high performance sports car.
With Bill Gates' recent announcement that Satya Nadella will replace Steve Ballmer as Microsoft's new chief-executive, it is clearer than ever that women are taking the male-dominated business world by storm.
The risk of cyber attacks, data loss and network failure is overshadowing the growing business confidence of UK's SMEs, a new survey has revealed.
Pricing is often an afterthought in the new product (or service) development (NPD) process. Typically, organisations spend significant amounts of effort reviewing designs and costs, but then apply a standard, company-specific mark-up to achieve their margin targets.
It is revealed in Verizon's 2013 global survey that 37 per cent of all data breaches are experienced within the financial sector. Whilst many of these attacks are focussed on larger organisations, the growth in cyber-attacks on SME’s is a worrying trend.
Have you considered that the decline of our former industrial heartland cities and London’s overcrowded housing and airport issues are a lot more interconnected than you perhaps thought?
HM Revenue & Customs has published a new guidance for businesses, two months ahead of its Employment Allowance introduction.
For many people, the notion of an ‘heir apparent’ or ‘successor’ is usually only reserved for history lessons, or the frenzy surrounding a Royal birth. But when it comes to business – and family-owned companies, in particular – the principle of succession plays a vital part in securing the future sustainability of a business.