With the National Living Wage (NLW) still being met with reluctance, we asked eight small business leaders what they thought of the Living Wage – and why they embraced it.
3nder – the app for people looking for threesomes – has come under legal fire from Tinder, which claims the names of the services will confuse consumers, but the former’s founder has hit back and refuses to be dominated by the online dating giant.
With 14 years experience in the technology sector, I often get asked what the most valuable thing I’ve learnt is. My answer never changes – getting to grips with the business/customer relationship.
Boards that are willing to take a proactive and bold response can crystallise that rarest outcome of a crisis: an opportunity.
Octopus Ventures has a led an $8m investment in Stratajet, a private jet booking platform launched by a former fighter pilot, with contributions from existing investors Playfair Capital and JamJar Investments – the latter of which was created by the founders of Innocent Drinks.
The Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) would establish a more robust trade and investment relationship than that which currently exists between the world’s two largest economies.
The annual FDs’ Satisfaction Survey, held by Real Business alongside The FD Surgery conference, has once again showcased what finance directors and CFOs through the country are really thinking.
Retail has undergone some of the most significant changes in the sector’s recent history. With the news of high street retailer British Homes Stores (BHS) filing for administration and House of Fraser now seeing a third of their sales being driven by ecommerce, retail is facing its biggest crossroads since the rise of the internet.
Designed with independent artists who want more control over the ownership of their music in mind, a new funding model is trying to shake-up the music industry. And given that British artists contribute over £4bn to the economy each year, the disruptive potential is not to be sneered at.
Mobile presents an unparalleled opportunity for businesses to hold one-to-one conversations with customers anytime, anywhere – but until now this hasn’t been optimised by companies effectively.
In the face of the toughest economic storm in modern history, the government has created an environment that has allowed small and medium-sized businesses to be established and flourish. However, it appears it hasn’t been feeding SMEs from its own table as much as it could.
As we get towards the end of our 30 Digital Champions countdown, we’ve sunk our teeth into Smoke BBQ – a growing restaurant chain bringing the taste of authentic Texan cuisine to northern England.