Entrepreneurs often talk about the hard work, the brilliant idea or the lucky break that was the secret of their success. However, the reasons that drive people to start businesses are many and varied.
Ever wondered how some of the most enduring slogans came to be? From Nike's "Just Do It", to L'Oreal's "Because Your Worth It", here are the stories behind four famous taglines.
The largest venture capital deals can also be huge flops – a lot of investment does not guarantee success.
There was a time when Britain was renowned for being a global manufacturing hub with an unrivalled knack for producing the highest quality products that money could buy.
Traditionally, when countries exit extended periods of downturn, one of the biggest problems faced by businesses is building up the necessary cash reserves so that, as orders increase, the cashflow needed to service that demand exists. However, partly due to the longevity of the most recent period of stagnation, the availability of the skills required to ensure seamless business operations has become one of the biggest hurdles.
Although the number of vacancies available to candidates seeking work increased in October, the rate of growth eased to a ten-month low, according to the Recruitment and Employment Confederation (REC) and KPMG's latest report on the UK labour market.
Are you taking the piste? Here are the priciest places for entrepreneurs to hit the slopes this winter.
Using mentor networks, bank overdrafts and local council grants, Scott Davies has developed a honey-based business that has got the market buzzing.
“When considering the resident immigrant population in each year from 1995 to 2011, immigrants from the European Economic Area (EEA) have made a positive fiscal contribution, even during periods when the UK was running budget deficits”, states a new UCL Centre for Research and Analysis of Migration report.
Hawke and Co recently reminded the business world how the importance of customer feedback and the risk of not managing things sensitively.
The CIPD has published a report on how behavioural science can be applied to learning and development, and how managers can apply these techniques and policies to get the most out of their employees.
As the realm of international business grows, so does the need for extended business travel. Peter Sewell, regional director at Crown World Mobility, explains more about the growing trend of long-term business travel and what types of assignments there are.