With social media increasingly providing valuable data as well as a means of corporate expression, Real Business spoke to Liliana Osorio, EMEA marketing manager at analytics company Crimson Hexagon, about how growing companies can use this to compete with established brands.
British political party UKIP has used the issue of late payments to make its feelings clear on the situation small and medium-sized businesses (SMEs) currently face.
It's been suggested that the overuse of derivatives, designed to help companies hedge against risk, was largely to blame for triggering the economic crisis. However, researchers have now found that hedging can increase business value.
SmartBusiness from Barclays is a new online service designed to encourage UK SMEs to embrace big data for growth, as a study has found more than half of the businesses are failing to comb through statistics on a regular basis.
Challenger bank bosses currently challenging the traditional high street names need to overcome an enormous hurdle if they are to disrupt the banking market significantly; building consumer trust.
Part of the Tech City UK initiative, Tech East has been formed to bring together the most prominent tech hubs dotted across the East of England with a view of bolstering the region’s investment and talent opportunities.
I am sure you’ve heard it hundreds of times – the first year is the hardest when starting your own business – but I am going to share with you the most common mistakes new businesses make and provide advice for how you can avoid them.
Finding talented individuals is the easy part. Building a great team is a bigger challenge but the rewards can be extraordinary.
Google’s announcement that Android Pay will be coming to the UK in a few months is a hugely significant moment in the mobile payments story – one that marks a nail in the coffin for card transactions at the point of sale.
UK companies are failing to make or attract M&A deals, which seem to be booming globally. Steve McBriert, CEO of Motorclean, ponders why and urges SMEs to consider the benefits.
For any organisation looking to set up a new online business or expand an existing one, there are a host of challenges to overcome – failure to tackle these factors can result in companies looking unprofessional and falling foul of consumer protection law.
Entrepreneurs shouldn't be afraid to make mistakes along the way, or learn from others who have made them before – it's all part of the journey we go through.