A few weeks back I attended a technology partners update session and was handed an intelligent power plug; one I could control from my iPhone and that would allow me to turn things on and off from anywhere on the planet. I became a fully paid up member of the Internet of Things (IoT) club.
As of 24 April, the Apple Watch is officially on sale globally, but how will the device impact British business owners? We've investigated the effect the gadget is set to have for entrepreneurs and also other emerging technologies that could play a part in the future of UK SMEs.
We’ve seen a huge £100m investment in Funding Circle, the launch of new site Emerging Crowd targeted at SMEs in developing markets and the creation of SyndicateRoom’s "Investors’ Academy".
Despite having only set up his business last year, entrepreneur Sean Mallon knows exactly what is needed from the next government to make his life easier. He shares his thoughts with Real Business.
Online services like Just Eat have changed both the food industry and our expectations as customers. The online intermediary platform between independent takeaway food outlets and customers has created an easier, seamless experience – and other companies have been looking to get in on the action.
As a leader at the helm of a growing business, the last thing you need to be dealing with are complaints about noise, vibrations or smells. By speaking with an expert, we've produced a simple guide on steering clear of them.
Having recently signed a new partnership with Chinese ecommerce platform Alibaba, and become the recipient of the first loan guarantee agreement in the UK with the European Investment Fund (EIF), Everline and ezbob have closed a £30m convertible debt deal with Oaktree Capital Management.
Sit-stand desks in the UK could become commonplace in the near future if things go well for the University of Chester and Virgin Media. The duo is working on a wellbeing experiment that encourages office staff to stand for two hours each day to improve health.
In a strange twist of epic social media proportions, parents are more likely to use social media to engage with businesses than their "digitally native" children. Does this mean changing the way you interact with consumers? Gnatta suggests sticking to the personalisation guns.