The topical subject of remote working has been explored by office technology supplier Altodigital, which found 35 per cent of people working from home do so in their pyjamas or underwear.
When exporting, there are important factors to consider to ensure that the path to success is not littered with obstacles – one consideration is the protection of intellectual property.
Jay Pau, CEO of STK Accessories, discusses the importance of making a brand stand out in a saturated market. He explains how his company achieves this through strong market research, brand awareness and being up to date with the latest trends.
Ahead of Small Business Saturday on 6 December, business software firm Sage UK has discovered three quarters of British SMEs do not use social media to engage with local consumers.
For countless people over the years, graduation day was seen as an occasion that marked the end of their formal education. Many employees would encounter very little need in their whole working lives to formally build upon the knowledge base they had already acquired by early adulthood. But the digital revolution has shunted that world from existence and has created an entirely new order – one that requires an entirely different approach to both working and education.
Sweet shop American Fizz received a five-fold increase in orders over the Black Friday weekend as it used social media to show off its imported products.
It's day two in our countdown to Christmas, during which we're exploring the top news, interviews, opinions and surreal business from 2014, so read on to see what crackers we have in store for you today.
Some 35 years ago my mother told me the future would be female, then 20 years later when my own business started to prosper, I was told those very same words yet again by a wannabe employee.
As a writer on software and entrepreneurs I’m in an incredibly privileged position. I get to go backstage and see what software some incredibly successful firms like ASOS.com, Ocado, Net-a-Porter and Crunch.co.uk are using. And I get about 20 emails a week from business owners and their PRs talking about the stuff they rely on.
For an SME, exporting can open up many doors to growth and expansion. A British Chambers of Commerce Report announced only last month that businesses that export can grow 20 per cent more than those who do not. With the world’s largest economy, the US is often seen as the land of opportunity. By exporting beyond the boundaries of the Eurozone, which is on the brink of another crisis, small businesses have the opportunity to substantially expand their empire.
British employees will each lose 11.3 working days annually as a result of poor technology support in the workplace, according to the Techspectations report from Chelsea Apps Factory.
Turbine services firm Alba Power secured the Export Champion of the Year award at the Growing Business Awards on 25 November, and we've spoken to the Aberdeen-based company's sales director Campbell Archibald about the overseas move from Scotland to international soil.