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.