The Brexit vote has plunged all companies – big and small, domestic and international – into the abyss of the unknown when it comes to tax matters and how to plan for the future.
"There is no perfect product, only perfect products." This little nugget of advice comes from the 70s – and makes far more sense after you hear the tale of Howard Moskowitz.
Protecting your intellectual property (IP) rights is becoming more important for business owners. In the past two decades alone, investment in protecting IP has increased from £23.8bn to £63.5bn, and shows that companies are ready to protect intangible assets from other businesses.
Scaling a business often requires significant change, and for many firms that means employing new technologies. As it pays to know what works before you start investing, Real Business partnered with Microsoft to find examples of companies that embraced digital to solve issues such as supply chain management.
Lord Alan Sugar is hired! Again. He’s back for a second stint as the government’s enterprise tsar, recruited to help encourage young people to start their own business or undertake an apprenticeship. High profile and successful, he’s qualified on paper, but Sugar is the wrong man for the job.
Uber has been on a money-raising streak and now has a valuation near £43.1bn, making it worth more than all but 11 companies in the FTSE 100. There’s absolutely no question about it, Uber is transforming the taxi industry at an unprecedented force – and you can learn lessons from the company without trying to be it.