New research has found that many buyers don't bother with a plan B in terms of suppliers. Office Depot's Nigel Crunden believes this can be worrying detrimental in the long-run and creates unnecessary risk.
Two Budget’s in three months, we are being spoilt. But can the business community expect much from a speech which is roundly considered to be dominated by austerity plans and welfare cuts?
Following the grand finale of the three-month Pitch to Rich competition, which saw JustPark, Fourex and Kino-mo scoop the big prizes, Real Business has rounded up the founders to determine how you pitch to a billionaire tycoon like Richard Branson and walk away with his money.
With Glassdoor research suggesting that employee confidence could lead to the expectation of increased salaries, FD Recruit argued that alternative options such as equity shares could attract workers more than cash rewards – especially when it comes to FDs.
A patent application from 2007, the year the first iPhone launched, describes a system for purchasing items at a retailer with a wireless device. Apple has come a long way since then and, with Barclays' bPay, Venmo and PayPal constantly amping up the online payments competition, it has done a whole lot of patenting to stay in the game.
Divisional director of retail at i2i Events Group, Louise Young, explores how independent retailers can set their stalls out effectively, and provides advice on things to consider at an early stage.
In a bid to modernise the way that it communicates to the team, Premier League club Crystal Palace has harnessed cloud technology to boost performance by sending strategy updates directly to players' smartphones.
Japanese forex trading platform Z.com Trade recently launched in London. Its CEO, Tomitaka Ishimura, discusses what sets Japanese businesses apart – from considering customer service a given, to holding onto their heritage while localising enough to appeal to new markets.
No longer is a prom just something British teenagers have to imagine by watching films like American Pie, for most can now have their own awkward angst-filled experiences as the US tradition has taken hold in the UK to result in a growing expense for parents.
By 2020 there will be 25bn connections between people on social networks, and 75bn connections between smartphones, appliances, manufacturing equipment and wearable devices. This hyper-connectivity is breathing new life into the global economy, projected to have an economic value of at least $9tn, according to the World Economic Forum.
Sajid Javid, the David Cameron-appointed business secretary who replaced Vince Cable, has revealed the government has invested in 19 rising British music acts to help them take their talents overseas.
Healthy eating chain, Tossed, is looking to celebrate its tenth anniversary by crowdfunding on Seedrs to raise £750,000.