Organic farming has grown at a rapid pace recently, and yet organic agriculture only currently occupies one per cent of all cropland worldwide.
Author Real Business
These days, it seems, almost everyone fancies being an entrepreneur, if not today, sometime in the not-too-distant future.
The need for a diverse and inclusive workplace is still a global topic of debate – with even the big technological giants Google and Uber being questioned over inclusiveness practices. As such, many are now looking towards technology to help solve this problem.
Like all buzzwords, the “business model” has evolved from something new and exciting to something more mundane and straightforward.
Radley Yeldar’s Louise Ayling counters the argument that sustainability communications are “nothing but irrelevant PR puff designed to placate stakeholders and proffer a softer, more caring side of business”.
Through necessity, most SME owners learn the art of thriftiness, making small cost savings that, collectively, make a big difference to profit margins. But few apply that technique to their time management, even though we all agree that time is money.
World Business Angel Investment Forum chairman Baybars Altuntas reveals the crowdfunding rules that entrepreneurs should adhere to.
Everyone knows that creative thinking is one of the crucial building blocks behind every successful company – billions are made from good ideas every year, yet the equivalent is lost in equally good ideas that get buried or aren’t taken seriously.
Working in partnership is core to our DNA at Bank of Ireland UK. We have learnt that if you trust each other, have good lines of communication and enjoy working together towards a common goal then a successful partnership can be a powerful force.
Blockchain is a word most people have heard used, whether in relation to cryptocurrencies or as part of wider discussions around new technology. But what is it? And how is it likely to impact SMEs?
According to Ann Jones, MD of Europe at VAT IT, the current VAT rise – a consequence of leaving the Customs Union – will push the cash flow of UK businesses to breaking point. However, these issues are being hidden behind the main Brexit headlines.
Many think the gender pay gap belongs to the elite; that it concerns discrepancies between the salaries of big-name actors or BBC talent. This impression may stem from the fact the newly enforced pay gap reporting only applies to companies with over 250 staff.