The sharing economy is a hot area for business growth, but the giving economy is a lesser known, albeit rising, sector that was given its moment in the sun during day three of the Sage Summit 2016 on 27 July.
It's day three of the Sage Summit, and Hollywood actresses Gwyneth Paltrow and Zooey Deschanel have flown into Chicago to discuss making the switch from Tinseltown to trade with respective businesses Goop and HelloGiggles.
Mentoring has become a hot topic across the business landscape, with more industries wanting either to start schemes or revise existing ones. So this may be a good time to stop and think about what mentoring can do for your firm, and whether or not you can truly mentor your own staff.
Sarah Westmorland, people resourcing director at Helen & Douglas House, the world’s first children’s hospice, tells us why resilience is so vital in an emotional job and what employers can do to help improve it.
As the co-founder of business information and intelligence platform DueDil, Damian Kimmelman is well placed to observe which sectors of the market are most likely to experiment with new technology – and it’s medium-sized businesses leading the way.
Marketing is the lifeblood of our business as entrepreneurs, something we do daily to make sure the money flows in, but what happens when you’re marketing to young people and they are no longer listening?
The revelation that O2 customer data is now for sale on the dark web has brought the issue of mandatory data breach reporting firmly back into the spotlight – as well as the importance of setting secure defences.
Cultural fit, values, mission statements and so on are now part of accepted business thinking. But within manufacturing, they are much harder concepts to sell.
More and more shopping will arrive on the doorstep than be selected off shelves and this has significant implications for brand design – one which no brand team can afford to ignore.
As we now move past a month since the historic Brexit referendum vote, entrepreneur Richard Upshall argues that trading opportunities are abundant – and even goes as far as suggesting Donald Trump becoming president would be a boon for the UK.
It’s a nightmare scenario for any company, there’s been a mistake with a customer order and instead of making an enquiry with your customer service team, the customer has taken to their social media accounts in a rage. Within minutes, it’s no longer an isolated incident but a customer frenzy.
While stories often discuss high profile cyber attacks on large firms and major brands like TalkTalk, LinkedIn and Twitter continue, the worrying trend now is that cyber criminals are increasingly turning their attention to small and medium businesses.