As the number of SMEs looking to raise finance via the government’s Enterprise Investment Scheme reaches “record levels”, we unveil a few tips to prevent investors and and businesses from falling into common pitfalls.
We can all remember that London won the fierce bid for the Olympics 2012, an event that saw the UK unite. Design is a key weapon of such a crusade and Brand Oath is the British branding startup that went from arming global cities with aesthetically pleasing campaigns to grow by looking at the domestic market.
Will Lovegrove, CEO at pensionsync, looks at why a constant dialogue with your customers is "the" key to a successful business.
According to recent data from the Office of National Statistics, Britain's trade deficit took a turn for the worse in the final quarter of 2015 and will continue to hinder economic growth.
The fitness sector isn’t immune to change, but Real Business found the weapon used to challenge large gym chains is to keep things small and simple with a “boutique” approach.
For most small business owners, the day-to-day challenge of growing the company, keeping customers happy and paying staff and suppliers leaves them little time to worry about currency markets. But volatile exchange rates aren’t just a problem for City traders.
Technology has been the safest industry to work in since 2002, with professionals in the sector possessing the most “recession-proof” jobs, a study has found.
Fewer than one in ten UK businesses launching crowdfunding campaigns are in profit, as a study revealed just eight per cent of firms are making financial gains.
In 2013 the results of a study by netmums showed one in three women felt they were overlooked for promotion because they were at a childbearing age, and three years later, new research shows such women are still too scared to make complaints about it.
These days, while diversity on boards is to be applauded, it’s a concept that needs to be approached with caution if you’re an SME – it could result in your team resembling a glove with six fingers.
All nationalities have intrinsic advantages and disadvantages when it comes to negotiation. The British have the main advantage of being on-the-whole courteous and respectful whilst probably our main disadvantage is our reserve or reluctance to challenge in debate for fear of being seen as rude.
Lawyers have been increasingly liberated from their desks thanks to digital software, with convenience and affordability the main benefits, but security management was named as the biggest challenge facing legal IT departments – especially in small and medium-sized practices.