Anglia Ruskin University has discovered that individuals with a high level of self-control are more likely to get a business launched than those with lower levels of responsibility.
Social enterprise MeWe360 and investment and advisory firm Creative England have launched an incubator programme to support black and ethnic minority entrepreneurs in the film, TV, gaming and digital media industries.
Crosstown Doughnuts found its real-time advertising campaign on the digital screens of the London Underground generated tasty results with a sales spike of 150 per cent.
“Once upon a time…” It’s one of the most familiar phrases in the English language. From our earliest years we’re told stories and anthropologists have never found a culture or a civilisation that didn’t tell stories. There’s even evidence now to suggest that our brains are hardwired to understand the world by story.
Former model Caprice Bourret speaks exclusively to Real Business on camera, revealing her childhood exposure to entrepreneurship, what prompted her to move into the business world with lingerie line By Caprice Products and the hard mistakes she learned along the way.
Lightpoint Medical, an innovative medical device company dedicated to improving the health outcome of cancer patients through image-guided surgery, is receiving a £1m government-funded grant and has also attracted further investment which could fast-track its move to market.
Gone are the simplistic days where kids wanted to be a fire fighter or zookeeper when they grew older. This may be a worrying reflection of the attitude of the younger generation. Bus driver, vet, police officer, football star and princess no longer top their lists. But they also don't feature in Glassdoor's definitive list of best jobs in the UK.
Investment firm Worth Capital has launched the Future Gadget 2015 business competition to find Britain's next great gadgets and top entrepreneurial inventors, while Channel 5's The Gadget Show has signed up as a partner.
TUC analysis of official figures from the House of Commons Library shows that one in five jobs pay under the living wage – currently set at £9.15 in London and £7.85 across the rest of Britain. But in some parliamentary constituencies more than half of the people working there earn less than this.
It was widely expected that 2015 was the year that election uncertainty in the UK would hold back the UK equity market and stall corporate investment. So far this has yet to transpire, despite recent polls suggesting the two main parties remain locked in a state of non-majority limbo.
Short-term business loan service Everline has been acquired by Orange Money, a business that trades as Ezbob, in an effort to capitalise on a growing alternative finance market.