SMEs which value their apprentice programme will reap the greatest rewards and stand a much better chance of retaining their people once those apprenticeships come to an end.
Students can capitalise from the rise of crowdfunding to gain highly valuable skills in planning, pitching and marketing entrepreneurial ventures as well as accessing funding for small scale projects, writes Dr Robert Phillips, senior lecturer of Entrepreneurship at Manchester Business School.
Is there a way to compete with online retail giants? According to Stephen Ball, most certainly – if you invest your all in customer service.
The UK’s billionaire economy is becoming increasingly defined by those who are self-made. Whilst our island’s rich list was once dominated by legacy families and even aristocracy, entrepreneurs from humble beginnings are now gaining self-made ‘billion bucks’ status. Let’s catch up with some of Britain’s most iconic self-starters…
Starting life in their university dorm, Young Ones is a dual sportswear and professional hockey gear brand that’s set to be the Nike style double-threat of the future.
When you’re the boss, exercise can easily slip down your list of priorities. But have you tried a combo of FaceTime and gym? Here’s what happened when Fiona Blades gave it a go.
Globally recognised CEOs are something of a crystal ball for the business community. What they predict, due to their wisdom and experience, tends to come true. This year, CEO predictions are at a pessimistic low, should we be worried? We take a look at the geopolitical stage in 2019.
Christian Smith and Charles Goldblatt explain the purpose and key measures in the new disclosure pilot scheme – and what impact this will have on businesses affected.
Accommodating millennial preferences about work is overrated. Instead, employers must draw on what millennials want and use it to benefit the lives of all employees regardless of age. From increased job flexibility to holistic career development, the world of work is changing for good, as employees as an entire community are demanding more.
Sarah Niblock, CEO if UKCP, argues that business owners who have run the full gamut of emotions benefit from heightened ‘people skills’ and a greater capacity for compassionate leadership.
Who are the UK’s biggest taxpayers? How much did they contribute to the economy last year? Among the top-tier payers are EasyJet’s Sir Stelios Haji-Ioannou, and James Dyson (despite the fact he’s planning on moving his HQ to Singapore).
Cool Britannia is at the cusp of a major comeback. How does Brexit figure for UK’s SME exporters? We speak to WorldFirst’s Jeremy Thomson-Cook and Craig Agutter on how to make the most of Brand Britain.