Central African nations are encouraging small businesses to grow exports and boost their economy, as well as investing in attracting SMEs from the UK.
Is Holland a hotspot for employee happiness? It seems so. Here are the five things that makes the Dutch a lot happier at work than the British – and how you can adopt them.
Entrepreneurs often use buzz words when they speak – but what do they mean?
Without Twitter the fervour that surrounded the Black Friday shopping event this year would surely have been much smaller. We pick the best tweeting efforts.
The number of businesses selling products online has grown from 14 per cent in 2009 to 18 per cent in 2013 – while the value of those sales has increased by 74 per cent to £193bn – according to Office for National Statistics analysis.
Having begun to export his products to far off lands, CaféPod co-founder Peter Grainger tells Real Business about negotiating those important first questions of how to distribute, pay for goods and market.
No company can operate effectively if its staff are not on board and generally happy to be working there. So it’s a key task for business owners and their managers to make sure that staff feel as engaged as possible.
There are obvious morale and organisational benefits to a business holding a Christmas party but, often fuelled by Christmas spirit, they can form the backdrop to inappropriate behaviour. Here's how to keep things in check.
The EU’s proposed Data Protection Regulation will be the first major piece of EU Data Protection legislation that will be directly binding on the UK without the need for national implementation before the obligations come into force. But it could have some devastating effects, warns law firm Wedlake Bell.
David Brown, co-founder and CEO of online performance network Ve Interactive – the company named Digital Champion of the Year at the 16th Growing Business Awards – has a few tips for companies hoping to become a leader in the sector and retailers yet to recognise the risk of getting online wrong.
A typical major website manages more than 70 digital marketing vendors every day – from video players to ad servers, recommendation engines, and social media widgets. But the scary part? The website operations director is typically only aware of a fraction of them.
The issue over EU migration is now taking on worrying diplomatic overtones. And the German Chancellor, Angela Merkel, has warned that the UK is dangerously close to crossing the point of no return.