You've read our Surreal Business articles before, but now we're bringing you cereal business as we speak to Gary Keery, founder of Shoreditch breakfast venue Cereal Killer Cafe.
Research for American Express® Small Business Services reveals that managing finances and ensuring profitability is cited as the ‘biggest challenge’ by one in four small businesses, yet many are missing out on benefits that could help them better manage their cashflow.
Self-employment figures in 2014 have been higher than at any point over the past 40 years. Such is the significance of this growth that the think tank IPPR2 has even dubbed the UK the ‘self-employment capital’ of Western Europe.
Exports to China have more than doubled in this parliament and the UK recently overtook France to become the European Union’s second biggest exporter to the country.
Although the fall in oil price may have been welcomed by the economy, experts have warned that it has left the UK's North Sea oil industry “close to collapse”.
As you prepare to wind down for the Christmas break, you are no doubt already thinking about next year, and what you want to achieve, improve, or stop doing.
The next time you are at a party, ask if anyone has ever taken a ’psychometric test’. The odds are that someone will start declaiming loudly about how awful tests are. It’s fair to say that such tests can have a bit of an image problem but, in fact, they can deliver real business benefits. To get behind the rhetoric, let’s look at some of the negative things people have said, and the reality behind each of these.
For all those nursing a hangover at home after a corporate Christmas party or those sitting in a coffee shop at the mall after taking a day off to cram in the last of the Christmas shopping, we bring you the latest advent treats from Real Business during 2014.
British entrepreneurs can afford to take it easy this Christmas as a study has found that the UK is leading the way for business building in Europe, and the rise of female founders in the country means the gender gap is closing.
While no general principle of EU law prohibits discrimination on grounds of obesity, it will now fall within the concept of ‘disability’ where, under particular conditions, it hinders the participation of the person concerned in professional life on an equal basis with other workers.
John Styring, CEO and founder at IglooBooks looks at the main challenges for SME’s planning to sell their company. In October this year, IglooBooks was acquired by Bonnier Publishing. The deal meant that together the two companies became one of the largest children’s publishers in the country.
In light of Barack Obama’s pledge to end the trade embargo currently levied against Cuba by the US, we look at five of the most famous commerce and trade prohibitions.