British designer Samanah Duran created a streatwear brand with a distinct message: take pride in your identity. Off the back of it came platform BEYOUROWN, similarly aimed at inspiring confindence. But how does one go about creating and juggling such ventures? Real Business found out.
From Elizabeth’s very own version of “The Robot” to the Jeffrii Siimon debacle – week three of The Apprentice put the lads to shame once again, with the girls scoring a hat-trick, and a clear one at that.
There are plenty of terms that describe the fact that someone has left your employ – and it’s the nature of their termination that truly sets them apart. That’s why we’re taking a look at the difference between firing staff and making them redundant.
In an all-new ranking, CMI and Glassdoor have collaborated to reveal the rundown of UK firms with the best culture and leadership.
Recruiting talented staff is a top priority for small and medium-sized business owners (SMEs), with nearly a quarter (23 per cent) claiming that after launching the company, hiring new staff was the biggest business decision.
Access to finance is tricky, with a third of businesses turned down at least once for a business loan or funding over the past three years, and 12 per cent turned down on multiple occasions.
As Four Seasons has climbed from modest beginnings to its current luxury position, founder Issy Sharp has insisted that “nice folks” are central to brand success.
When you hear the words family business it might bring to mind a slightly parochial “mom and pop” store or family-run restaurant. My own was founded as a grocer’s shop in 1940s Grimsby, and has grown into a leading wholesale exporter of British food and drink.