As the fitness culture grows in appeal worldwide, four friends from the UK saw an opportunity to ride the workout wave and turned a free health blog into a business doubling revenue annually. Real Business spoke with LDN Muscle co-founder Tom Exton about the story so far – and how he fits in his full-time job as a city banker alongside running a profitable company.
Venture capital (VC) firm Draper Espirit has been admitted to AIM, the London Stock Exchange’s junior market. This, the investment team said, was crucial for the company to realise its ambition of becoming a $1bn business within a few years.
Young Chinese consumers view brands very differently to their peers in the West. Sophie Lord, Landor’s executive director of strategy, discusses the implications for global brands.
Delivering the right message, at the right time, using the right method, has never been more important, and businesses are utilising customer relationship management (CRM) as a result.
For a SME with a small team and limited resources, every cog in the machine of the business counts. So why not consider freelancers to ease the stress of recruitment?
Despite a growing demand in alternative sources of finance, SME bosses are sticking to banks – partly due to uncertainty and a lack of awareness.
If you were to go to Amazon.com and search for “small business” in the books section, you’d get served over 250,000 titles. This massive number makes sense – starting a business is filled with countless unknowns and every bit of advice helps.
Euro 2016 is underway and 2pm on Thursday 16 June will signal a face-off between England and Wales. But given that it’s during the middle of the working day, UK employers should prepare for disappearing acts from football-mad workers and we’ve got the top ten excuses that are likely to be used.
Atanas Kiryakov, founder and CEO of Ontotext, discusses social media’s role in the EU referendum and how recent data sheds light on the upcoming vote
With almost half of Brits currently in the market for a gym membership, data suggests entrepreneurs and investors seeking a new challenge would do well to consider embracing a fitness venture – particularly one of the franchised variety.