From basketball star to gym owner-cum-celebrity PT to nightclub entrepreneur, Joe Fournier is busy taking his lifestyle organisation global. He shares with Real Business how he got started and why it's so crucial for him to make his 100 members of staff feel like they’re a part of the culture it sells – even if it means reducing his personal income to make them better off.
Has George Obsorne pledged enough to the five million SMEs across the country? Will business owners be reeling or celebrating following the announcement? Bobby Lane, business advisor and partner at accountancy firm Shelley Stock Hutter (SSH), gives his view.
With software and online tools providing one of the best, and quickest, ways to increase productivity, we find out from TopLine Comms founder Heather Baker why business leaders mustn't be afraid to first experiment with it, and then reflect why it might not have worked if the desired effect was not found.
Many customer relations teams dread a cutting complaint letter, but amid the anger, there are some classic finds. We've pulled together some of the most popular letters in recent times.
Antony Jenkins has been fired due to disagreements with the board about the pace of cost cutting and the size of the investment bank. However, his focus on company culture may have been exactly what the bank needs to restore its reputation, as well as boost growth.
Bart Lorang, cofounder and CEO of Denver-based tech company FullContact, aims to keep his employees happy and refreshed through a "paid paid vacation" scheme.
On the eve of chancellor George Osborne unveiling the government’s approach to improving the UK’s dire productivity level, Real Business is launching our new focus, which will examine what business leaders themselves can do to make their operations more streamlined and efficient.
The popularity of the internet amongst UK consumers makes this the perfect platform on which to offer your products to the global marketplace. There has never been a greater time for British startups and Joe & Seph’s and Cake-Cetera offer insights to explain why.
Greece's economic instability is a topic that has been teetering along the edges of our consciousness ever since the financial crisis. But beyond the attention grabbing headlines, what does Greece's disastrous economic state mean for you and more significantly your business?
Some 33 per cent of the UK's office workers have revealed they dislike their workplace, and bosses have been warned to shape up before staff ship out to find that much desired job that comes complete with natural lighting and good ventilation.
The 24-hour tube strike has caused misery for commuters trying to find alternative routes into work, along with heaving buses and trains. While most have been having difficulty, taxi firm Uber has been reaping the rewards.
Research into Google ads has found that female job seekers are less frequentely shown adverts for highly-paid vacancies than men.