3D printing is a big trend. One with big implications for entrepreneurs. If consumers can print products in their own homes there all sorts of commercial implications. Toys could be sold as printer files. Consumers just print out the final product. Lego might find that exciting (or terrifying!).
As a writer on software and entrepreneurs I’m in an incredibly privileged position. I get to go backstage and see what software some incredibly successful firms like ASOS.com, Ocado, Net-a-Porter and Crunch.co.uk are using. And I get about 20 emails a week from business owners and their PRs talking about the stuff they rely on.
In China the biggest sales day of the year is Singles’ Day on November 11. This is when singletons celebrate their lack of amorousness by splurging on expensive goods and throwing parties. It has grown bigger than Cyber Monday and Black Friday in the US combined.
Band Aid is back. Time-travelling cars are here. And Microsoft’s new CEO shows London what he’s made of.
Radishes are weird things. They're red spicy blobs of white flesh that don’t really go with anything. And no one’s ever said “I could murder a radish”. Which is why radish growers need brilliant marketing to get shoppers to keep splurging.
The influx of social media as a business tool has reached a crescendo in 2013. From large corporate brands to relatively small businesses, a real recognition has developed of the power it has in helping to reach new customers and cement reputations.
Stuck for marketing ideas Then feast on these 11 easy-to-do tips.
Starting a business Then you’ll be inundated with advice. Most of it blindingly obvious. So we asked some of our favourite entrepreneurs for some of the less obvious stuff they wish they had been told when starting out.
Sarah Stanley bootstrapped her firm from zero to £5m in sales, despite being a complete newbie to the world of entrepreneurship. We ask her how she built Unique Home Stays into a titan of the leisure sector.
Why does Starbucks put so many small rivals out of business” Here are three reasons.
Why rely on the talents of your own staff, when the whole world is waiting to help you?
The Conservative Party is keen to bolster its credentials with small firms and entrepreneurs, so has launched search for the best small firms and entrepreneurs in the nation.