Resilience is a trait that all organisations desire. It’s what some sports commentators might refer to as “bounce back-ability”, and every leadership team will agree that, to ensure lasting success, their firm must become "resilient" – but what does this really mean in practice?
The recent hacking incident involving Mumsnet highlighted the issue of data security for small businesses – and Russell-Cooke's Guy Wilmot shares what SMEs can learn from the event.
Scanning the web today, my eye caught the details of a research project claiming lazy people are more intelligent.
In the latest of our Business Class profiles, we hear from Gary Lavin, a former professional rugby player who turned his attention towards business after an injury forced him out of action. Now, in ownership of healthy drink brand VitHit, which sells 17 million bottles annually, Lavin paints a picture of the prosperous new life he’s created.
By 2020, 3.8m Brits will be on the legal minimum wage rate – and the government has relied largely on HMRC to levy fines of up to £20,000 per worker on companies that don't pay staff fairly. It also started “naming and shaming” offenders in the hope of deterring others from doing the same.
Speaking as a partner at Mangrove Capital Partners, I personally believe the Brexit could be more of an opportunity than a problem for small businesses in the UK.
Whether it’s a villa in Spain or a caravan in Cornwall, chances are you’ve had to deal with a temperamental gas hob. And you’ll know that just pushing in a knob, and hoping the endless clicking will magically result in a flame is a fool’s strategy.
Richard Cuda, Santander UK’s Middle East specialist, gives his views on why UK businesses should consider the UAE as an export market, some of the challenges that should be considered before entering the market and the services which are available to UK businesses without even leaving the UK.
As a piece of research designed to weaken the stranglehold the UK's "big four" banks have over the retail and business banking space, Real Business finds out what the incumbent high street lenders and new challengers on the block made of the "Making banks work harder for you" document.