After a dearth of capital markets activity, due to the financial and credit crises of late, initial public offerings (IPO) came back with a vengeance in 2014 with a record amount of funds raised through IPOs in London and globally. In the UK we saw many large household names securing IPOs in 2014. However, the flurry in the capital market in the first half of 2014 was not reflected in the second half, with market volatility resulting in many prospective IPO candidates having to delay their plans
As you take your business global, what are the colours you should associate your brand with in order to win over local customers? Here are the colours that work well in export countries.
January is always a tough month for employees, who can struggle to get back into work after the holidays. Here are eight top ways to keep your staff motivated and happy at work.
One of the mainstays of the British media, and increasingly of British politicians, is that European regulations are loading unfair and unnecessary burdens onto British business. But what is in the best interests of UK plc?
Customer service is key to the success of your organisation. What are the four greatest myths around customer service? And what can you do to improve?
After 20 years of running successful, multi-million pound businesses in the manufacturing, food and hospitality sectors Valda Goodfellow joined forces with her husband Paul in 2012 to set up Goodfellow and Goodfellow, which provides tableware concepts, designs and table art to food professionals looking for individuality and innovation.
Designed to bring together the entrepreneurial finance directors at fast-growth British companies, Real FD Live will see contributions from a wide range of sectors and backgrounds.
Dropbox opened its first UK office in London on 22 January and marked the launch with a hackathon on 23-24 January, which 120 app developers joined to demonstrate their coding capabilities.
Jack Ma, founder of e-commerce giant Alibaba Group and China's richest man, told participants at the 45th World Economic Forum Annual Meeting that his vision is to serve 2bn consumers and to help 10m small businesses outside China sell their products through the internet.
The Supper Club MD Jane Gomez gives her opinion on the recent Start Up Loans funding commitment and explains what must be done to support the next stage of growth – scale-ups.
Small business network Enterprise Nation asked fledgling businesses to nominate an adviser that had helped them to build and grow a sustainable business, which set out to highlight the work done behind the scenes by experts helping Britain’s army of small businesses to build and grow.
The success of a good entrepreneur is marked by the success of the people they surround themselves with.