The luxury market is a growing one, but is populated by a discerning customer who knows what they are looking for. Making sure you know how to get in front of them is key, as we find out from Watchfinder and its co-founder Lloyd Amsdon.
Ministers are serious about apprenticeships, but will good intentions translate into a leg-up onto the career ladder for those that need it most, or will they repeat past mistakes?
Continuing on with our exclusive series of articles with Santander, profiling some of the most exciting new export markets for growing SMEs, Alicia Ferrero Vega, Poland country specialist at the bank, explains why there is so much potential in the Central European nation.
Combine one TV star, add a couple of axes, a tampon and a stricken team member, mix in a little healthy competition and you're left with a team building and motivation experience that not only puts you through your paces, but brings new skills to the surface.
While in 2015 the UK market acknowledged that alternative finance had become mainstream, and was therefore a genuine rival to the traditional finance route, our annual FDs' Satisfaction Survey unveiled that most finance directors will still be looking to banks in the coming 12 months.
Shareholders in London-based football team Tottenham Hotspur have been able to release the value of their holdings for the first time since the team was last listed on the Alternative Investment Market (AIM) in 2012.
However much you may want a workforce to enjoy being at work, the bottom line is always that to be profitable, grow the business or meet other business objectives you need a productive team.
One of the truisms of life and business is that “every cloud has a silver lining”. The last recession certainly proved this for SMEs as they have driven the UK out of recession and to record employment levels. But as economic gloom lingers overhead, we’ve got five ways that companies can prepare for a shift in corporate climate.
Let's get one thing clear, bosses are rarely bad on purpose – more often than not they are blissfully unaware that their staff liken their leadership style to Ricky Gervais’ infamous David Brent.
There was one clear winner from last week’s Budget – small business. It clearly showed how SMEs have moved from the wings to centre stage of the economy and should encourage more to step into the spotlight.
The year 2015 saw the creation and development of a new type of customer. They’re informed, knowledgeable, demanding and thanks to the likes of social media, armed with an open platform to provide honest feedback on their experiences with brands – whether good, bad or ugly.
Winner of the Future Unicorn Award at our Everline Future 50 2016, peer-to-peer lending platform LendInvest has been given a mammoth challenge, but CEO Christian Faes has told Real Business he’s confident the firm can become a $1bn company – by trotting, not galloping.