Jamie Laing is best known as a Made in Chelsea star or the McVitie's heir, but he wants to be an entrepreneurial success in his own right. That's why he's looking to Steve Jobs as an inspiration for his sweet enterprise Candy Kittens, which has so far raised £100,000 from an ongoing crowdfunding campaign.
American Express Shop Small is an initiative shining a spotlight on shopkeepers across the nation – the campaign ran between 4 and 20 December and Ludovic Piot of Epicerie Ludo joined the cast of business owners involved in the initiative.
After arguments about how competitive smaller banks can be if the ability to provide big bonuses are curtailed, a European authority has ruled that caps must be in place to protect against salary escalation.
We've all heard the analogy that in many ways running a business is like playing a sport. It's been proven over and over again, and Media Legends Group, co-founded by tennis ace and leisure entrepreneur David Lloyd, is no different.
Michael Carbone, managing director at Sage Payments, looks at how small and medium-sized businesses face a serious money problem – and why companies of both these sizes are the authors and the victims of this problem.
Have you heard the quote, “the best brands are built on great stories”? If not, it bears repeating because it’s a true and valuable lesson for businesses.
Celebration, parties, food and fun. They’re all part of Christmas, and for a gloriously long weekend, the closest many of us intend to get to working is gauging how much room we need to leave for pudding. So how to communicate what’s expected of the workforce over the Christmas period?
The news that craft beer brand Camden Town Brewery was being bought by AB InBev left me with mixed emotions – was I sad that this great company was now in the hands of the world’s biggest brewer or was I happy that the UK had been home to such an inspiring growth trajectory?
The modern UK consumer is inundated with messages from competing brands daily. In this busy environment, it is becoming ever more important for companies to gain a significant share of voice and break through to increasingly savvy consumers who are demanding that brands work harder for their attention.
Thomas Høgenhaven, partner of Betting Collective, the leading egaming operator, decided to give up computers and tablets for one week to try out a mobile-only lifestyle, which proved to be more challenging than expected, especially when it came to running a business.
Away from earthly proceedings Jonathan Cooper-Bagnall, EVP and commercial director at Proxima, took an extra-terrestrial turning into neutral universe to speak to Fango Jett, one of the surviving members of the Death Star (mark II) construction team and under an alias so as to protect him from the latest Sith Lord Kylo Ren, and Skek, a relative of USS Enterprise first officer Spock.
The oil price established a new lower range last week, falling below $40 for the first time since 2008. We expect to see some improvement in the oil supply/demand balance as we move through 2016, but in the short term oversupply will persist.