The core idea of the customer-led company is to focus on needs and not products. With this in mind, Real Business talked to Virgin Wines CEO Jay Wright about how the customer's needs should be central to any business.
Small businesses should not blindly follow the Black Friday and Cyber Monday craze – here's why.
There’s many reasons why you’re doing this crazy little thing called "running a business". Mission. Passion. Achievement. Here are ten tips to increase your business's value.
What can SMEs expect to see when chancellor George Osborne makes his Autumn Statement speech?
To provide you with an detailed examination of the inner workings of asset-based lending, Real Business has produced a bespoke digital guide on the funding option – bringing together the thoughts and experiences of four businesses which have used it to grow.
Ahead of the 2015 Growing Business Awards on 26 November, we sat down with Mark Robinson, market business developer at Canon, to discuss the current ecosystem for small companies.
Hiring staff can be an exciting part of the growth of your business, but too many businesses unwittingly break some vital legal rules in the recruitment process.
The world's largest hotel firm, which boasts more than 5,500 venues and 1.1m rooms worldwide, has been created as Marriott has acquired Starwood Hotels & Resorts for $12.2bn.
Researchers have found that treating some team members better than others can adversely affect performance – as can treating all team members the same way.
Positive strides have been taken to increase the level of female representation on UK boards through Lord Davies’ government-backed annual review into gender equality in the boardroom. But while the prospect of more women on British boards championing the equal pay cause is a brilliant development, every organisation has the potential to change the status quo.
British women working full-time are earning less than men in an overwhelming 90 per cent of sectors, according to research from the UK Commission for Employment and Skills (UKCES), and financial and insurance industries are the most guilty of underpaying the female workforce.
Businesses, especially those at the smaller end of the spectrum, are increasingly concerned about identifying and recruiting talent. It’s to solve this problem that a group of students from Portsmouth launched Gradlancer, an online service that connects motivated students with reputable employers looking for freelancers.